A mes­sage her son will never read

Wo­man pens heart­felt mes­sage to child killed in ac­ci­dent

The Star Malaysia - - Front Page - By IM­RAN HILMY im­[email protected]­tar.com.my

In a blink of an eye Siti Ha­jar Ghaz­ali’s world came crash­ing down. Her de­voted 16-year-old son Muham­mad Sai­ful­lah, who was work­ing part-time as a pizza de­liv­ery boy to help the fam­ily make ends meet, was killed when a bus crashed into him in Pe­nang. The bus driver tested pos­i­tive for meth.

Thank you for be­ing a won­der­ful son, Chaq! I am not strong, you are my life. You taught me how to be a mother and friend. Sleep now my dear, and wait for all of us there. This was a heart­felt note writ­ten and posted on Face­book by Siti Ha­jar Ghaz­ali

GE­ORGE TOWN: “Thank you for be­ing a won­der­ful son, Chaq! I am not strong, you are my life. You taught me how to be a mother and friend. Sleep now my dear, and wait for all of us there.”

This was the heart­felt mes­sage writ­ten and posted on Face­book by Siti Ha­jar Ghaz­ali, 38, for her 16-year-old son, stu­dent Muham­mad Sai­ful­lah Mo­ham­mad Hafiez.

It is a mes­sage that he will never get to read.

Muham­mad Sai­ful­lah was killed in a road ac­ci­dent in Bayan Lepas on Thurs­day as he was on his rounds de­liv­er­ing piz­zas.

Fam­ily and friends praised Muham­mad Sai­ful­lah as a fil­ial son.

He was work­ing as a part-time de­liv­ery boy since Ra­madan to earn some in­come and lessen the fi­nan­cial bur­den of the fam­ily.

Siti Ha­jar added that she ac­cepted his death as Al­lah’s will.

“He gave us Chaq for only 16 years and five months,” she wrote.

In the 6.30pm tragedy on Thurs­day, a bus was head­ing to Sun­gai Ara from Per­siaran Kel­i­cap when it went out of con­trol and rammed into sev­eral ve­hi­cles at the traf­fic light junc­tion.

The bus came to a stop af­ter it crashed into the gate of a ter­race house.

It was a solemn at­mos­phere at the Bayan Lepas Mus­lim Ceme­tery yes­ter­day where Muham­mad Sai­ful­lah was laid to rest.

About 100 fam­ily mem­bers, rel­a­tives, teach­ers and school­mates waited at the ceme­tery grounds for the hearse to ar­rive at about 11am.

Siti Ha­jar broke into tears and passed out when her son’s re­mains ar­rived.

Siti Ha­jar later said she could not be­lieve her el­dest son had died as she just saw him at about 3pm on that day.

“I was on med­i­cal leave that day and we met be­fore he went out to work.

“I also pre­pared his favourite bee­hoon soup but he did not eat it,” said the auxiliary po­lice wo­man.

At the Ba­lik Pu­lau court yes­ter­day, po­lice ob­tained a two-day re­mand or­der against the 49-yearold bus driver.

Ba­lik Pu­lau OCPD Supt A. An­bal­a­gan said the sus­pect tested pos­i­tive for metham­phetamine and was driv­ing without a li­cence.

Last month, a 58-year-old Pe­nang Is­land City Coun­cil staff mem­ber died af­ter his mo­tor­cy­cle was hit by a car.

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Out of con­trol: aFire­and res­cue de­part­ment of­fi­cial check­ing the ac­ci­dent scene where a bus rammed into sev­eral ve­hi­cles at the traf­fic light junc­tion in Jalan Kel­i­cap near Se­tia tri­an­gle, bayan Lepas.

Too much to bear: Siti Ha­jar break­ing down at her son muham­mad Sai­ful­lah’s (left) fu­neral in bayan Lepas.

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