GEORGE TOWN: It was the best moment of Indonesian Noraini Rosanti Abdullah’s life when she got married in June but her happiness was shortlived – she lost her Pakistani husband in the construction site landslide in Tanjung Bungah here.
Canteen worker Noraini (pic), 32, who is three months pregnant, said she and Ali Razak Mohammad Jamil, 23, were very excited about the pregnancy but now, he would never see his first child.
His body was found by the search and rescue team at 3.27pm yesterday.
“He had been in Malaysia for three years. He used to work elsewhere before finding employment at this construction site a month back.
“He left home at 6.30am and would usually come back by 5pm or 6pm,” Noraini said in tears as she waited anxiously with her friends at the construction site yesterday.
Noraini added that about two weeks ago, Ali Razak suddenly asked what she would do if he died.
“And three days ago, I cooked his favourite ikan siakap dish but he did not really enjoy it and I did not think too much about it,” she added.
Noraini said she received the news of the landslide at around 9am on Saturday and had not rested or eaten since then.
Meanwhile, family members of the sole Malaysian victim, Yuan Kuok Wern, 27, were at the construction site praying that he would be found soon.
A woman, believed to be Yuan’s mother, was spotted weeping while two relatives were kneeling as they prayed.
As of 7.30pm, Yuan’s body had yet to be found.