MUAR: The mother of Jemaah Islamiyah leader Zulkifli Abdul Hir, who was killed in a raid by the Philippine authorities, wants the body of her long-lost son brought home for burial here.
Aminah Abdul Aziz, 64, who lives in Kampung Jeram Masjid in Bakri, said if it was indeed true that her son had been killed in the Philippines, she wanted the Malaysian and the Philippine authorities to help bring his body back.
“I was shocked to be informed of his death as I have not received any news or heard from him since he left home over 12 years ago.
“He was an engineer with a telecommunications company in Kuala Lumpur. But one day, he came home with his wife and three children. He told me he wanted to send his family to Kluang. Soon after that, he disappeared,” she said at her house.
Zulkifli, also known as Marwan, had a RM15mil bounty on his head and was among those killed during a raid in a militant camp on a southern Philippine island yesterday.
Aminah, who now lives with an Indonesian maid, said she had prayed every day for Marwan's return, hoping that her son would leave the Jemaah Islamiyah struggle.
She said she had been told by relatives and some police personnel that her son had joined the regional terrorist network some years back and was living in the Philippines.
“If it is true that he has died, please bring his body home to Muar,” she appealed.
Credit to: The Star