‘I HAVE FAITH IN GOVT’

Mum pos­i­tive that PM will help bring her daugh­ter home

New Straits Times - - News -

SITIAWAN

“T HANK you, Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak. I be­lieve the gov­ern­ment will do its best to bring back my daugh­ter,” said Maz­nah Ad­nan, the mother of one of the Malaysians in Py­ongyang.

Maz­nah, 63, said as a mother, she was re­lieved to know that her daugh­ter, Iza Karmila Ramli, 33, and her fam­ily in Py­ongyang were safe af­ter lis­ten­ing to the con­ver­sa­tion be­tween Na­jib and her son-in-law, Mohd Nor Azrin Md Zain, on Thurs­day.

She de­scribed the phone call as a mo­ti­va­tion for her to con­tinue pray­ing, apart from be­liev­ing that the prime min­is­ter would re­solve the con­flict with­out com­pro­mis­ing the safety of Malaysians in North Korea.

“I be­lieve that our prime min­is­ter is a cred­i­ble leader, who is able to find a so­lu­tion to this prob­lem. I thank him and ap­peal to the gov­ern­ment to bring back my daugh­ter’s fam­ily im­me­di­ately,” she said at her res­i­dence here.

Iza Karmila, an ad­min­is­tra­tive and diplo­matic of­fi­cer, her hus­band, Mohd Nor Azrin, a coun­sel­lor at the Malaysian em­bassy in Py­ongyang, and their three chil­dren — An­nur Zu­laikha, Aynur Zhafi­rah and Ayscha Zin­ni­rah — are among 11 Malaysians ini­tially not al­lowed to leave the coun­try since March 7.

Maz­nah said she hoped her daugh­ter and fam­ily would stay strong in fac­ing the or­deal.

“Al­ham­dulil­lah, from the con­ver­sa­tion, I was told that Nor Azrin and her fam­ily are safe and healthy. I have yet to re­ceive a call from my daugh­ter af­ter our last phone call on Tues­day.

“I will con­tinue to pray for her and her fam­ily, as well as for other Malaysians in North Korea.”

Maz­nah Ad­nan

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