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Bodyguard in KLIA shooting regaining consciousness

KUALA LUMPUR: The personal bodyguard who risked his life to save his employer has started to regain consciousness.

However, Muhammad Nur Hadith, who was shot at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal hall, is still in the intensive care unit (ICU).

His wife, Siti Noraida Hassan, 38, told the New Straits Times that the doctors have reduced his sedatives, and her husband has started to regain consciousness and respond slightly.

She added that her husband has to undergo dialysis as the shot has damaged his kidneys.

"He is still in the ICU, he has started to gain consciousness since yesterday but he is still using a respirator... just started dialysis," she said, adding that the doctor said the dialysis may be temporary.

Siti Noraida said their three children, aged 3, 10, and 13, miss their father and continue to ask about him.

"(The hospital) allowed (them to visit their father) but I didn't bring them.

"I want to wait until he gets transferred to the normal ward before I bring them because I don't want them to be emotionally affected," she said.

Muhammad Nur Hadith, also known as Along, had to undergo surgery on his intestines on April 16.

In the 1.20am incident, a man fired two shots at his wife at the entrance of the arrival hall but missed, with one of the shots hitting Nur Hadith.

The suspect fled in a car parked at level two of the Block C parking lot but was detained by police yesterday in Kelantan.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said police had identified the suspect as Hafizul Hawari, 38.

The suspect is expected to be charged soon.

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