Tearful reunion for M'sian mother and kids in Swedish child abuse case
It was a tearful yet joyous reunion for Malaysian Shalwati Norshal and her four children in Kelantan after her return home from Sweden on Wednesday, bringing an end to the child abuse saga that began in 2010.
This follows a quiet welcome for Shalwati, 46, who met her husband Azizul Raheem Awaluddin when she arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) earlier on Wednesday, reported Malaysian media..
Shalwati Norshal with her husband Azizul Raheem Awaluddin at KLIA. Photo: NST
"I can't wait to meet my children later this evening. They already know I am coming home today," she told reporters at Tourism Malaysia's KLIA offices, before heading on a flight to Kelantan.
Azizul Raheem,15, the eldest of the four, had told New Straits Times earlier: "The first thing we will do is to kiss mummy’s hand and hug her tightly.”
“I just can’t wait to meet her and will ask for forgiveness.” - Shalwati Norshal's daughter Aisyah
Shalwati, 46, was handed a 14-month prison sentence in March by the Solna district court in Sweden for gross violation of the integrity of their daughter and eldest son, as well as assault of their two younger sons in 2010. She served about six months of the sentence.
She said she was looking forward to the Aidiladha (Hari Raya Haji) celebration this Sunday.
"Aidiladha this time will be more meaningful after I was not able to celebrate (Hari Raya) Aidilfitri with my family, I will use the opportunity to make up for lost time with my family." - Shalwati
Asked what were her plans after this, she said she was excited about returning to teaching at Sekolah Seri Puteri in Cyberjaya soon, reported The Sun..
"As for my children, I will wait for the school term to be over before transferring them to schools around Kuala Lumpur."
Her husband Azizul, 38, who was in Sweden as a Tourism Malaysia director, was sentenced to 10 months prison for gross violation of the integrity of his eldest son and the assault of his daughter and second-oldest son.
He was acquitted of the offences against his youngest son. Azizul was released in July.
Source: The Star, NST, The Sun
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