28 Jun '16, 6am

Father of abused toddler Daniel: The first time I held my 2-year-old son was at his funeral

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - He was in prison when his son was born. Day after day, he counted down the days to when he could hold his boy in his arms. But when Mr Mohamad Nasser Abdul Gani could finally do that, it was too late. The only time he got to hold Mohamad Daniel Mohamad Nasser was when he was about to bury him. His son died on Nov 23 last year, about a month before his third birthday, after 25 days of sustained abuse by his mother, Zaidah, 41, and her live-in boyfriend, Zaini Jamari, 46. Mr Nasser carrying the body of Daniel at the burial site. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MANAF AL ANSARI Choking back tears, Mr Nasser, 41, told The New Paper yesterday: "I never got to see him alive. "The only time I held him in my arms, he was a lifeless corpse." He said he had spent 18 months behind bars from December 2012 to June 2014 for drug-related offences. Two months before he went ...

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