Monday, 28 January 2013

Gunshot victim who lost leg is all smiles again

When 26-year-old Mohd Haffiz Zamri saw his right leg bleeding profusely after being shot at with a pump-gun during a robbery, his immediate concern was if he would ever walk again.

The Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS) employee’s knee was badly damaged in a robbery on June 14 last year and his leg had to be amputated.

His company has been a caring employer though.

Not only has PLUS assured him that his job is safe, the company will also pay for his imported prosthetic limb which costs more than RM60,000 and a payout of RM70,000 under the group insurance scheme.

“We will do all that we can for Mohd Haffiz. In fact, we have set aside some RM250,000 for his future needs,’’ said PLUS managing director Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid who visited Mohd Haffiz here recently.

Mohd Haffiz was riding pillion with a pregnant female colleague when they were ambushed near the Seremban toll.

They were on their way to the office to deposit some RM2,000.

He said two cars suddenly swerved into their path and a man opened fire without uttering a word.

“Both of us were hit and we fell off the bike. The man then grabbed a bag containing the money and ran off,” he recalled.

“I have now been assigned light duties at the PLUS office in Pedas. In fact, they ferry me to my workplace from Seremban daily,” said the oldest of three brothers.

He is now planning for his wedding which had to be postponed due to his injury.

Noorizah said PLUS would also help Mohd Haffiz apply for compensation from Socso.

She said the shooting-cum-robbery took place while work was under way to build a dedicated covered walkway and bridge for PLUS employees at the Seremban toll plaza to get to and from their booths to the office.
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