A Malaysian victim in the Christchurch mosque attack, Rahimi Ahmad, is said to be showing positive signs and will have to undergo follow-up surgery tomorrow.
Rahimi, 39, a milk factory worker who was shot twice during the attack at Al-Noor Jumaat Mosque on Friday, is still depending on a respiratory machine in the intensive care unit of Christchurch Hospital, will undergo an operation to remove bullet fragments tomorrow.
Bayan Lepas assemblyperson Azrul Mahathir Aziz said Rahimi’s mother, Rokiah Mohammad, and his brother Rosdi Ahmad arrived at Christchurch International Airport at about 5am and were rushed to the hospital where all Malaysian victims are being treated.
“We were told by the hospital that Rahimi’s injuries showed signs of recovery, but he needs to undergo a surgical washout tomorrow,” Azrul said in a WhatsApp message today.
Yesterday, Azrul and Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairperson Phee Boon Poh, representing the state government, accompanied Rokiah and Rosdi to check on Rahimi’s condition.
Azrul and Phee also visited another two Malaysian victims, Mohd Tarmizi and Mohd Nazril Hisham Omar warded at the same hospital.
Tarmizi, who was injured on his back, is expected to have another surgery tomorrow, while Nazril who was injured on the leg and back, need to also have a surgical washout.
“But what is worrying is that we understand Tarmizi’s son, Mohd Haziq Mohd Tarmiz, 17, had yet to be found. We hope Haziq will be found safe,” he said.
He also called on Malaysians to pray for the speedy recovery of all victims here.