SWD provides counselling for families of slain policemen

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) will offer ongoing counselling sessions to the families of the two policemen killed in the Ulu Tiram police station attack on May 17.l, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad.

She stressed the importance of providing support to each family member affected by the incident, stating that it was crucial for their emotional well-being.

She also said that while family members appeared composed, they were undoubtedly grappling with profound sadness following the tragic loss of their loved ones.

“Therefore, we feel the counselling sessions are needed until they are ready to return to their normal lives,” she said, reported The Star.

She said this after visiting the family of Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar in Kampung Poh Tambahan 1, Bidor here on Wednesday (May 22).

Earlier, Noraini presented RM3,000 from the Skim Pemberian Ehsan Yayasan Kebajikan Negara to the family of the late Ahmad Azza Fahmi.

She expressed condolences and wished them strength during this difficult time.

Noraini said that her team extended their heartfelt sympathies to the victim’s family and wished them strength in overcoming difficulties.

Azhar Khaiden, 54, father of the deceased constable, accepted his son’s fate as God’s will.

He was grateful for the support from all involved parties, which helped facilitate his son’s funeral arrangements.

He plans to name a new surau (Surau al-Fahmi) after his son.

The surau is to be constructed in their village soon.

“This matter was already conveyed to the menteri besar during his visit here during the day and I hope it will be realised,” he said.

During the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station, Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi and Constable Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, were killed by a machete-wielding assailant.

Corporal Mohd Hasif Roslan was also injured in the incident.

Additionally, a 21-year-old suspect was shot dead at the scene.

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