MELAKA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Sunday (Nov 14) handed over an offer letter for further studies to the son of fireman Mohd Diya Che Jusoh (pic) who drowned during a rescue operation to help flood victims at Sungai Putat, Ayer Keroh in October.
The offer letter was handed over to Mohd Diya’s eldest child, Muhammad Daniel Hakime, 18, here.
Mohd Diya’s widow, Noraida Che Noh, 39, when met by reporters, expressed her gratitude as it would realise her son’s hope to continue his studies in automotive at the Bukit Beruang Community College.
"I’m grateful to Allah because the Prime Minister himself came to give the letter. I am grateful to Allah for the Prime Minister’s concern for the rakyat.
"I also wish to say thank you to the community college for giving the opportunity for my son to continue his education there...it is also my late husband’s wish for his eldest son to study in a field he is interested in,” she added.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Daniel Hakime expressed his happiness to be able to pursue studies in a field that the is interested in.
"I cannot describe the feeling...I never felt so happy like this. My hope is to make my father and mother proud,” he said.
In the Oct 20 incident, Mohd Diya, 46, lost consciousness during a flood rescue operation in Kg Sg Putat, Ayer Keroh, and died at 3.11 am the next day in the emergency ward at Melaka Hospital.- Bernama