Widow misses late kind husband

Nur Atiqah Nurul Supyie (left) wife of the late Kpl Udara Mohamad Ehsan Sehamat receiving the flag from Kuching Air Base Commander Col Mohd Awzan Mohd Bohari. Photo: Ramidi Subari

ASAJAYA: “It would have been wonderful if my husband’s passing was just a dream,” said Nur Atiqah Supyie, 29, the wife of Air Corporal Mohammad Ehsan Sehamat.

Mohammad was among the victims of a shooting incident at the 330 Squadron Camp of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in Kota Samarahan on Friday (Aug 13).   

What is even more heart breaking is that Nur Atiqah is four months pregnant with their first child.

“I remember when I found out I was pregnant, he was very happy. He hoped that it would be a boy.

“He said that if our child was a boy, he could follow his footsteps to become an air serviceman,” said Nur Atiqah.

She shared that her husband planned to complete the house they were building before the birth of their child and hold a thanksgiving feast at their new home.  

While holding back her tears, Nur Atiqah described Ehsan as a cheerful person who was loved by family members and friends.

“My husband was very respectful towards his parents. He loved to give donations and was very kind.

“Before the shooting incident, he did not show any signs of distress and behaved as usual,” she said.

Recalling the day of the incident, Nur Atiqah said Ehsan left home for work as usual.

“He kissed my cheek and waved to me before leaving. It was our habit as husband and wife. If he had spare time while working, he would send me messages through WhatsApp.

“Usually, if he was slow in responding to my messages, I knew he was doing some work or was busy on the marching field. Often, he would respond with ‘Sorry for the slow reply’ an hour or two later.

“But on the day of the incident, he sent a message to me around 7am,” she said, adding that was before the shooting happened.

Nur Atiqah was informed by his officers about her husband’s death at around 9.30am

“After receiving the news, I still tried to contact him but could not. I thought that I was dreaming but it really happened.

“Two days have gone by without Ehsan by my side. I miss having him at the dining table. Both of us would eat together and he liked to eat the food I could not finish,” she said.  

Nur Atiqah said since her husband’s passing, she had not been able to think straight.

“I keep wishing this tragedy is just a dream but it is the reality that I have to face.

“I realise I need to stay strong and calm after losing my husband like this. I have to calm down,” she said.

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