"While in the custody of Maria Hertogh Che Aminah, the relationship with her mother was full of love." This matter was acknowledged by an English officer assigned to keep Maria Hertogh in the Social Welfare Department in Singapore, Tom Eames Hughes, who later wrote the stories in his book titled Tangled Worlds: The Story of Maria Hertogh (1980) ".
With reference to her statement, the incident of Maria Hertogh tried to kill her second husband that resulting in divorce, attempted to commit suicide and the frequency of the mother of 10 children that warded due to mental problem, Fatini added, it also seen clearly when she met Maria Hertogh in USA in 1989. "Every time they mention the name of Mansor Adabi, we could see tears in her eyes. In fact, his body language also changed. She was already 52 years of age during the interview.
"During the interview she did speak English all the time. But she also inadvertently mentions the word ' tersasul ' cabai kerawit’, a malay word. So actually she still remember malay language. "
Fatini added that Maria Hertogh’s boyfriend was an Indonesian citizen. Depiction of Maria Hertogh gentle’s personality , Fatini however admit that it is difficult for anyone to guess what is her mind.
"She's smart enough to hide his feelings. In fact the relationship between Maria Hertogh with her kids are very well, "she said. When the news reached her that Maria Hertogh had died, Fatini still outfitting the unfortunate women biography books. "The death of Maria Hertogh gives rise to feeling aggrieved in myself as much as I want to do for her." In addition in completing this biography, I hope the truth shall change people perception on Maria Hertogh in many aspects.
"Maria Hertogh also feels responsible for the death of civilians that occurred during the riots happened in Singapore and she thought some people might want to kill her for that," said Fatini.