Brother of slain serviceman reminisces his kindness


By Umie Syazwanie Mohd  

KOTA SAMARAHAN: “My brother, Ehsan was very kind to everyone regardless whether they are family members or outsiders including his friends,” said Mohd Aznil Sehamat, a brother of one of four servicemen who died in a bloody amok tragedy at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Camp here last Friday (Aug 13).

He said he was deeply shocked when he heard the news about the shooting and could not believe that his brother was one of the victims.

“The last time I met him was last week on Sunday. He took a day off just to help us sell durians.

“The last message that I received from my brother was around 7am, the day of the incident when he said not to forget to search for stingrays,” Aznil reminisced.

He added that after they (the victims’ family) obtained the stingray, they could not get hold of the late KPL Mohammad Ehsan Sehamat, 26.

“Soon after our attempts to call him, one of my siblings who is a police officer, came home and told us that one of the shooting victims was my brother,” said Aznil

The late Kpl Ehsan Sehamat
Ehsan’s brother, Mohd Aznil Sehamat

When asked about how the victim acted on the day of the incident, Ehsan’s father in-law said that he was moody before going off to work.

“He did not communicate much that morning and would only give short answers when conversing with him. It was rather unusual because he was usually a very cheerful person,” added the in-law.

Aznil also said that Ehsan’s death caused his beloved wife, who is pregnant with their first child, to become widowed.

His funeral will be held at Kampung Asajaya on Sunday (Aug 15).

“I pray that my brother will be placed with the faithful and chosen as a martyr for his time in carrying out his duties.

“I also pray and hope that my family and I will meet him again in God’s heaven someday,” said a tearful Aznil.

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