Victim’s father last spoke to son two days ago
RAWANG: A father lamented that he did not have the chance to speak to his son for two days as he was busy with work.
Kamarul Ariffin Osman, the father of Muhammad Aiman, recalled the last conversation he had with his son a few days ago about how happy he was after winning a football match.
“I did not even get to congratulate him as he was sleeping when I came home.
“I knew he was tired and I did not wake him,” he said while holding back tears.
The 45-year-old said he was at work when he was informed about the incident.
“It was 6pm and I called home to ask what the children were doing and my wife told me ‘ Aiman lemas ’ (Aiman drowned).”
Kamarul said his 12-year-old son, a football enthusiast, went out after Friday prayers when his friends came over to the house.
The boy did not say where he was going.
“I was shocked. I have not spoken to him for two days.
“I have been working late and did not get the chance to talk to him.”
He said he had cautioned his son not to go swimming there as there were drowning incidents in the past.
But knowing his son, he would still follow his friends.
Kamarul said Aiman, who was the fourth child in the family of seven, would usually cycle to where he wanted to go, but this time, he did not do so.
Meanwhile, Minah Abdullah, the grandmother of Mohd Iskandar Shah Abdullah, 11, said the boys did not inform their families where they were heading to when they left home.
“I have warned him (Iskandar) on many occasions not to go close to the area but he managed to sneak out.”