Monday March 4, 2013
Too tragic for wife to bear
SUBANG JAYA: The wife of slain police officer Supt Ibrahim Lebar, 52, collapsed after she heard he was among the six policemen killed following a shootout with armed men in Semporna, Sabah.
Rosiah Dahlan, 53, was inconsolable when met at their family home in USJ 9 here.
“We just want room to mourn. Please let my family be,” she said in between sobs.
Supt Ibrahim who was with Bukit Aman's Special Branch division, had been stationed in Semporna for the past two weeks.
The policeman was killed along with five of his colleagues on Saturday night.
Rosiah only received confirmation of her husband's death at about 5pm yesterday.
Selangor Management chief Senior Asst Comm Hasanuddin Hassan broke the news to Supt Ibrahim's widow.
Reporters and photographers began gathering outside the double-storey house from noon.
Two of Supt Ibrahim's children, his eldest son and youngest daughter, were seen consoling their mother. His eldest daughter is studying in Egypt and is expected home for his funeral.
Also present was Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli.
It is learnt that Supt Ibrahim would be buried at the USJ Muslim cemetery once his body arrives.
The deaths of the six police personnel bring the total number of police casualties to eight.
At press time, the others killed in Semporna were identified as Asst Supt Michael Padin, Sjn Aziz, Kpl Azrul, Sjn Bahrin and Kpl Salam (Tawau SB).
On Friday, commandos Insp Zulkifli Mamat and Kpl Sabaruddin Daud died in a shootout with Sulu armed intruders in Lahad Datu.
Both were buried with full police honours.
Insp Zulkifli was laid to rest in Besut, Terengganu, while Kpl Sabaruddin's funeral was held in Sungai Besar, Sabak Bernam.