Security man rewarded for valiant act at airport


Fitting recognition: Mohammad Shafiq receiving a certificate and a RM1,000 token of appreciation from Malaysia Airports for his bravery during the shooting incident at KLIA on April 14.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports has extended its appreciation to Aviation Security member Kpl Mohammad Shafiq Safi’ai for his courageous and swift action during the shooting incident at the KL International Airport (KLIA).

Malaysia Airports praised Mohammad Shafiq for his dedication to ensuring visitor safety.

“Shafiq sternly warned the suspect by aiming his firearm at the man, who fired two shots and later fled the scene,” it said on Facebook.

The post included a photo of Mohammad Shafiq receiving a certificate of appreciation and a RM1,000 contribution from Malaysia Airports, reported Bernama.

On the early morning of April 14, KLIA was rocked by a gunman who stormed in and allegedly attempted to kill his wife at the KLIA Terminal 1 arrival hall.

Travel agency owner Farah Md Isa, better known as Farah Cie, was there awaiting the return of her clients from umrah at 1.20am.

The suspect threw a firecracker towards her direction, leading to injuries to passers-by, before opening fire at her at close range.

The 38-year-old then escaped to his car parked at Block C of the airport car park.

Farah’s bodyguard, Muhammad Nur Hadith, nicknamed Along, saved her life but was shot in the abdomen in the process.

Following that, police arrested the suspect in Kota Baru, Kelantan, at around 3pm on Monday – about 38 hours after the shooting.On Tuesday, Hafizul Harawi was remanded for seven days and brought to Selangor to facilitate investigations into the attempted murder.

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