RMAF camp shooting: JKMS presents aid to late Siddiq’s family

Fatimah (second right) sharing a light moment with Shima (second left) during her visit to present assistance today. Also seen is Noriah (right).

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Aug 20: Sarawak Social Welfare Department (JKMS) has presented assistance to the family of the late Corporal Sharif Mohd Siddiq Al-Attas Wan Sabli, 29, who died in the recent shooting incident at Kota Samarahan Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) Camp.

The assistance came in the form of a one-off RM300 Immediate Assistance Fund (TBS) financial aid, RM600 monthly children assistance beginning Sept 2021, dry food aid as well as baby diapers and formula milk.

Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah presented the assistance to the late Sharif’s wife, Shima Mustapha, at their home in Bau, Kuching, today.

“Apart from that, we will also assist Shima and her two-month old baby to apply for the postnatal care assistance (BIB) of RM450 as well as the RM1,000 Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS),” Fatimah said.

Fatimah further said that the JKMS would provide emotional support through counselling process for Shima, who would also receive counselling services from the RMAF.

On behalf of her ministry, Fatimah also extended her condolences to Shima, her family and late Siddiq’s family.

“We also pray that Shima’s children will grow up to be healthy, receive a good education and be able to contribute to the wellbeing of their mother and family as well as the community,” she said.

The late Siddiq was among the four RMAF personnel who died in a shooting incident at the Kota Samarahan RMAF Camp last Friday (Aug 13).

In the incident around 7.15am, one of the RMAF personnel was believed to have shot three of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself.

The suspect and two other victims died immediately at the scene while Siddiq, who was seriously injured after sustaining a gunshot wound to the abdomen, was rushed to the Sarawak Heart Center but was pronounced dead at 9.15am while receiving treatment.

The late Siddiq was the second of seven siblings, leaving a wife and three children aged five-years-old, three-years-old and two-months-old.

Also present were Commander of RMAF Kuching Base Colonel Mohd Azuan Bohari and JKMS director Noriah Ahmad. — DayakDaily