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Malaysian man jailed in Sweden for hitting children returns home after release

Published on Jul 15, 2014 8:50 PM
Mr Azizul Raheem Awaluddin reunited with his four children (from left) Adam, 11, Aishah 14, Arif, seven, and Ammar, 12, at the KL airport yesterday. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

SEPANG (The Star/Asia News Network) - The first thing Mr Azizul Raheem Awalluddin did when he touched down at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport was ask to see his children.

Mr Azizul, the Malaysian convicted of hitting his children in a Swedish court and subsequently sentenced to 10 months in prison, had not seen them for seven months.

"Alhamdulillah (thanks be to God), in this holy month of Ramadan, I have made it home to complete the fasting month with my children and celebrate Hari Raya with them. "My return is also a special gift for my mother, who celebrates her birthday today," said Mr Azizul, who arrived at 5.45pm on Tuesday.

Mr Azizul, a Tourism Malaysia director in Stockholm, was released on Wednesday from Swedish custody around 12pm local time (around 6pm Malaysian time).

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