My daughter is afraid, says mum of M'sian stranded in N. Korea


SITIAWAN: It was her motherly intuition that led Maznah Adnan, the mother of one of the Malaysians stranded in Pyongyang, to believe that her daughter is in fear, even though the latter had informed her that everything is okay.

Maznah, 63, the mother of Iza Karmila Mary Ramli, 33, the wife of Mohd Nor Azrin Md Zain, the Counsellor at the Malaysian Embassy in Pyongyang, are still in North Korea with their three children, as they have not been allowed to leave the country since March 7.

Iza Karmila and Mohd Nor Azrin, who is from Perlis, are in Pyongyang with their children Annur Zulaikha, Aynur Zhafirah and Ayscha Zinnirah.

Maznah, a full-time housewife, said she last spoke to her daughter on Tuesday afternoon via the phone for a few minutes.

"She told me to be patient and not to worry because there is nothing serious happening, but as a mother, I know she is in fear, it's just that she does not want me to worry," she said at her residence here today. -- BERNAMA