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Malaysian couple on trial in Sweden: I feel estranged from mum, says daughter

Published on Feb 26, 2014 10:28 PM

STOCKHOLM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The daughter of the Malaysian couple in Sweden on trial for allegedly hitting their children, admitted she was estranged from her parents, thinking of her aunts as her "real mum".

"I'm close to my mum's sisters, I feel they're like my real mum. I don't feel close with my actual mum," said Aishah.

Upon hearing this, her mother Shalwati Nurshal pulled back in her seat, while her father Azizul Raheem Awalluddin looked down and rubbed his temples with his thumbs.

Aishah's parents were detained Dec 18 last year after their eldest son, Ammar told staff at his school that he had been hit.

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