GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia - The wife of one of the passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be giving birth next month.
Tan Teik Hin, 32, a former Chung Hwa Confucian School student here, had returned to Penang with his wife to celebrate the Chinese New Year with their families.
Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported yesterday that he left for China, where he worked, on March 8 but left his wife behind so that she could give birth here. They have a daughter, aged one.
According to his wife's Facebook page, their short return to Penang was a happy period for their families.
Tan's sister is currently in Kuala Lumpur, awaiting further news about the plane while his parents are in Penang with his wife.
His schoolmates described him as an outstanding and outgoing person. His high school magazine states that he had a talent for calligraphy and had won numerous awards in school.
A check by The Star showed that his wife had since deleted her Facebook page.
In Shah Alam, Bernama reported that the last words MH370 flight steward Mohd Hazrin Hasnan said to his wife before he boarded the plane were "I love you".
The words will forever be etched in 34-year-old Intan Maizura Othaman's memory.
Recalling their last hours together, Intan Maizura, who is pregnant with their second child, said Mohd Hazrin had missed the transport provided by MAS for its staff on the evening of March 7.
She said her husband then asked her to send him to the KL International Airport in Sepang.
"During the journey, we had the usual conversation," she recalled. "He held my hand and kissed it and said 'I love you'."