TAWAU: Freed Internal Security Act detainee Mohd Nazri Dollah’s first words upon returning here were: “I truly thank Allah, the Government and particularly my Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that I’m home.”
Mohd Nazri, who was released from the Kamunting detention centre on Sunday, arrived at his Jalan Apas house here around 4pm yesterday accompanied by Special Branch officers.
He was hugged by his father-in-law Komlan Sayari, 65, before he turned and cried as he hugged his wife Normahan Komlan, 27, and their three children Abdullah, four, Mariam five, and Fatimah, seven.
In a brief interview, Nazri said his children had grown so much during his three-year detention.
“I am really glad to back with the family, I have a lot of catching up to do.”
“Throughout my detention, I was in solitude. They were times I would laugh to myself and times when I cried. But most of all, I missed my family,” he said of his time in Kamunting.
Normahan, who came to know of her husbandâ€™s release from the TV news, said she was just thankful to God and everyone for helping reunite her family.
“I never told the children he was in detention. I always told them that he had gone to further his studies as I did not want them to face any pressure,” she added.
Nazri, together with former fellow detainees Pakana Selama and Mohd Arasat Patangari, returned here while Binsali
Omar, Francis Indanan and A. Artas A. Burhanuddin returned to Sandakan at 10.15am.
The three in Sandakan were taken to the police headquarters before they were returned to their families.
All six were detained for their involvement in the radical group Darul Islamiah.
Source : The Star