‘My daughter keeps asking for daddy’


Justice at last: Qistina Ayu leaving the High Court in Shah Alam. — Bernama

SHAH ALAM: The widow of bank manager Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Syakir, who died in a road rage incident on the North-South Expressway (NSE), was seen sobbing while reading out her victim impact statement.

Qistina Ayu Rozhan also a bank manager, told the High Court here that her daughter, who is now four, lost her father when she was only three months old but still asks for him.

“She only knows ‘daddy’ is in heaven.

“But it doesn’t stop her from asking why he is not with us, especially when she sees other children with their fathers,” said the 32-year-old when reading out the statement before sentencing yesterday, Bernama reported.

Judge Julia Ibrahim sentenced former IT employee Yew Wei Liang to 16 years in prison for causing the death of Syed Muhammad Danial at KM293.6 of NSE (Kuala Lumpur-Seremban-bound) between 1pm and 2pm on Aug 10, 2019.

Qistina Ayu said unbearable anger, disappointment, sorrow and depression were her constant companions after the incident.

She said due to a misunderstanding and failure to control anger, she lost her husband and her daughter never got to experience the love of a father.

“For years, I have been facing trauma every day going to work, passing by the exact spot where my husband was mercilessly killed.

“The pain is unbearable, especially to be called a single mother and having to care for my child since then,” Qistina Ayu said in tears.

Met outside the court, she said she was thankful that after four and a half years, there was justice.

“I hope that such an incident will not befall anyone else and will serve as a lesson to road bullies,” she said.

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