Wife in shock after call from friend


Happier times: Suzana and Muhammad Taufiq enjoying a meal with their four children.

Suzana: Muhammad Taufiq was feeling 50-50 about going for meeting

PETALING JAYA: Suzana Paiman was not well and hadn’t been on the phone for several days, except for calls to her husband. But when she received a call from a friend, her heart sank.

The friend had called to tell the 38-year-old about the aircraft crash near the Elmina housing estate.

And she asked about Suzana’s husband, Muhammad Taufiq Mohd Zaki, also 38, who had gone to Langkawi for a state government meeting.

“I knew he took a private jet. When my friend called me, I tried to calm myself by thinking that it might not be them.

“Then, at about 5.15pm, a representative from Datuk Seri’s office called me. So, I asked him: is there good news?

“Unfortunately, they said all was not good. And I understood. They said none of the passengers survived,” she told MStar in an interview.

Muhammad Taufiq was the special officer to Pahang state exco man Datuk Seri Johari Harun, who also perished in the same crash.

Suzana, who is staying in Bukit Indah, Ampang, said she was at home as two of her four children were also unwell due to influenza.

“I haven’t held my phone for two or three days,” she said.

Suzana, who married Muhammad Taufiq in 2011, said she last contacted her husband on Wednesday night.

“Actually, he was feeling 50-50 about going because the children were unwell. But Datuk Seri needed him. When he last called me at 10pm that night, he just finished meeting and he asked after the children,” said Suzana, who was still in shock.

Her husband had seemed normal before his death, she said, adding that due to his work, he was hardly at home.

Suzana, who is still waiting for more information, said her family was coming up from Johor to keep her company.

The couple has four children – aged 10, seven, five and three.

At the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang, Mahanum Ismail, 67, said her son Shahrul Kamal Roslan’s last words were “I love you, mama” a few days ago.

She was informed of the incident by her husband while being treated at the hospital.

“I have been at the hospital for 25 days and I have just undergone surgery. I received a call at 4pm.

“I only have two sons – he was the youngest,” she said.

Shahrul Kamal, she said, was previously a pilot with several airlines, including Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airways, before returning to Malaysia during the movement control order two years ago.

Shahrul Kamal leaves behind a wife and four children.

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