Monday, March 25, 2013

46. Widows Of Slain Policemen Honoured With Posthumous Promotion

Widows Of Slain Policemen Honoured With Posthumous Promotion
KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Bernama) -- The widows of policemen killed in the intrusion in Lahad Datu were honoured with the posthumous promotion awarded by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to mark 206th Police Day Monday.

Noor Aziah Noor, 28, widow of Insp Zulkifli Mamat, 29, who was promoted to ASP said although her husband was not present, she was proud that his sacrifice was appreciated.

"I am sure that he would be very proud to receive the award. I am very grateful for that," she told Bernama when met after the ceremony at the Police Training Centre here Monday.

The late Zulkifli was killed on March 1 in a mortar attack in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu, the hideout for terrorists from southern Philippines.

Jabah Anak Mingku, 35, the widow of Michael Padel, 36, said eventhough she was sad for losing a loved one, the promotion lifted her spirit.

Michael Padel who was killed in an ambush in Kampung Sri Jaya, Simunul, Semporna was promoted from ASP to DSP.

Marlinah Utan, 38, the widow of Corporal Salam Tugiran, 42, was also honoured with the award for her husband.

Salam who was promoted from Corporal to Sargeant was slain in an ambush by terrorists in Kampung Sri Jaya, Simunul, Semporna.

Nurunnisa Abu Bakar,42, the widow of Sgt Sabaruddin Daud, 47, intend to move out of the police quarters in Ulu Kinta, Perak to start a new life.

"I am grateful as my husband's promotion from Corporal to Sargeant would help ease my burden to support my three children," she said.

Four more policemen also promoted were Ibrahim Lebar (Supt to ACP), Abdul Azis Sarikon (Sgt to Sgt Maj), Mohd Azrul Tukiran (from L/Corp to Corp) and Baharin Hamit (from Sgt to Sgt Maj).


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