KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor visited Ampang Hospital Tuesday, bringing cheer to recovering survivors of a landslide in Hulu Langat.
They arrived at the hospital at about 1pm and spent about 45 minutes enquiring about the health and welfare of the patients, who were rescued from the rubble of the landslide which hit the Rumah Anak-anak Yatim dan Anak-anak Hidayah Madrasah Al-Taqwa on Saturday.
Najib and Rosmah were greeted on arrival by Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and hospital officials.
Accompanying them were their children Nor Ashman, 19, and Nooryana Najwa, 22, as well as delegations from the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti), the Badan Amal dan Kasih Selangor (Kasih) and the “Skuad Sayang” (Caring Squad) of Wanita Umno.
As they walked into Ward 5D, Najib and the others were greeted by the smiles of the patients and their relatives. One of the patients, Mohd Aizat Khusairi Abdul Halim, 13, was most excited to see the prime minister in person.
Mohd Aizat Khusairi, who fractured his left hand in the landslide, asked Najib and Rosmah to leave their signatures on his plaster cast.
Rosmah joked that he would then have to keep the cast on forever, raising laughter among the family members.
Najib enquired about the boy’s ambitions. “I want to become a soldier. Thank you, Salam 1Malaysia,” said Mohd Aizat Khusairi who had longed to meet the prime minister.
Talking to reporters later, Mohd Aizat Khusairi said that having reunited with his mother, Nursuzana Abdullah, 37, whom he had not seen for 11 years, had lifted his spirits.
“I am inspired to continue living at the centre. I am happy now that I have two mothers,” he said of Nursuzana and his foster mother Nor Aida Yaacob, 37.
Following the separation of his parents in 2000, Mohd Aizat Khusairi and his elder brother, Mohd Alif Zafran, 15, were raised by Nor Aida, who is also their aunt.
Najib Rosmah also chatted with the other patients, Mohd Alauddin Sofri, 14, Mohd Harris Izuddin Syahrul Azmi, 11, Mohd Syafiq Ibrahim, 21, and Siti Fatimah Ibrahim, 21, and handed over personal donations.
Rosmah, who is president of Bakti and Kasih, presented RM1,000 and a hamper to each of the patients.
One patient, Siti Fatimah, was still distraught and shed tears now and then when viewing a picture of the residents of the orphanage singing “Nasyid” songs on her laptop computer.
Rosmah hugged her and asked her to be remain resilient.
Najib and Rosmah also visited three of the patients, Zulkhairi Aminuddin, 12, Mohd Izzudin Abdullah alias Ibrahim, 29, and Md Izwan Zakaria, 32, who are in intensive care.
Source : Bernama