Mum will continue to support him
FAMILY TIES: Aliff Aziz and his sister Aisyah performing a duet in February. PHOTO: ISLAMIC SINGAPOREAN PHOTOGRAPHER
Sadness, frustration and dismay.
Those were some of the emotions Madam Siti Hafiza Sheikh Mohamad had to deal with whenever she was greeted by news of Aliff Aziz's alleged misdeeds.
But the 47-year-old, who manages a private clinic, sought his explanation each time and fully trusts her only son and eldest child.
She told The New Paper over the phone: "As a parent, you can never give up on your children, no matter what they do.
"The only two people they can fully trust and count on are their own parents."
She felt that Aliff's biggest flaw is being easily influenced and being too trusting when making friends.
"He is a smart and very nice boy, but he is too trusting. He wants to experience life, but at times, might not think of the consequences," she admitted.
Madam Siti Hafiza, her husband and Aliff's two sisters have continued to support the singer through the trying times.
"Even I made mistakes as a young adult. No one is perfect, not even me, but unfortunately for Aliff, he has never been able to catch a break. I try to motivate him and give him advice.
"As a parent, I wish to take the pain away from him, but I can't. I can only go through this with him," she said.
Her hopes for him in 2015 are simple: Be happy.
She added: "If at any point he says he does not want this career any more, I will fully support him. All my life, I've only known him as Aliff my son."