Newly Married 26-Year-Old Malaysia Airports Employee Found Drowned In Flood

The death toll of Saturday's flash floods is at 34.

Cover image via Malaysia Airports (Facebook) & Samadi Ahmad/Harian Metro

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A 26-year-old Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) employee was found drowned in a canal in Sepang on Monday, 20 December

According to New Straits Times, Muhammad Syafiq Saharuddin, an operations officer at MAHB, was last seen wading through chest-level floods to save some household items and his wedding clothes in Desa Salak Pekerti on Saturday, 18 December.

Syafiq, who just got married last week, was reported missing by his family on Sunday, 19 December.

The deceased's wife, Siti Haida Aliza, said the loss was devastating as they had only been married for a week after eight years of friendship

"After our nikah ceremony on 12 December, my husband took leave until our wedding reception because he said he would like to spend more time with me," she told Harian Metro on Tuesday, 21 December.

Siti Haida said that in the morning on the day of the flash floods, he had asked her to change her phone wallpaper to their wedding photo just before dropping her off at work.

However, in the afternoon, her last phone call from him was to inform her that their rental house in Desa Salak Pekerti was flooded, while she was safe at her parents' home in Nilai.

She did not expect that his last wish that morning to cherish their wedding would be his last.

Syafiq was buried at Tanah Perkuburan Islam Kampung Lanjut.

The 26-year-old is one of the latest reported to have died due to the flash floods in Selangor on Saturday

According to Media Prima Berhad journalist Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap on Twitter, the flash floods have claimed a total of 34 lives as of this morning, 22 December.

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