GEORGE TOWN: General Operations Force (GOF) officer Sjn Norihan Tari (pic, right) who was injured during a shootout with Thai smugglers has beem discharged from Penang Hospital.
It is learnt that Sjn Norihan, 39, was discharged from the hospital at about 9.30am Sunday (Dec 6) and accompanied by his wife.
GOF 3rd Battalion commanding officer Supt Rosman Kasman said Sjn Norihan and his wife arrived safely at their camp in Bidor, Perak at about noon and was given a hero's welcome.
"He looks healthy and informed me that he wanted to be on active duty as soon as possible," he said when contacted.
Supt Rosman said also present to welcome the arrival of Sjn Norihan were Deputy Supt Mazlan Ismail and his wife Anita Maria Othman as well as senior officers of the 3rd Battalion.
He said during the ceremony, he had given a Malaysian flag to Sjn Norihan as a symbolic honour for his sacrifice in protecting the country sovereign at the border.
A performance of War Dance, a Senoi Praaq tradition by the 3rd Battalion tracker platoon, was also presented.
Also present during the ceremony was the widow of Sarjan Baharuddin Ramli, Relow Ko.
Norihan and 59-year-old Sjn Baharuddin were carrying out intelligence work at the Malaysia-Thai border in the early hours of Nov 24 when two groups of at least 13 smugglers set upon them and opened fire.
Sjn Baharuddin was killed while Sjn Norihan was badly injured.