Ulu Tiram attack: 'I lost my brother, my best friend'

Ahmad Azza Fitri holding up a picture of his brother Ahmad Azza Fahmi, who was slain in the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station. - Photo courtesy of Sinar Harian

PETALING JAYA: Lans Koperal Ahmad Azza Fitri Azhar, 24, says he lost his best friend after his brother Konstabel Ahmad Azza Fahmi was slain in the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station early Friday (May 17) morning.

Ahmad Azza Fitri told Malay language daily Sinar Harian that his brother's loss was like losing a part of himself as they were very close and carried out all sorts of activities together.

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"I lost my brother, my best friend. When I heard the news, I was stunned. I never expected something like this could happen to my brother.

"As soon as I heard about his death, I immediately bought a ticket to fly back to the peninsula," the policeman who is posted to the Pulau Gaya police station in Kota Kinabalu told Sinar Harian.

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Ahmad Azza Fitri also said that this year's Hari Raya celebration was the last time the family was together.

"After four years of not celebrating Aidilfitri together, we managed to get two weeks of leave and spent time together before we had to report back to our respective posts," he told Sinar Harian at the family home in Kampung Poh Tambahan, Bidor, on Saturday (May 18).

He added that the family was leaving it to the authorities to investigate the incident and they hoped that there would be justice for Fahmi.

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Sinar Harian also reported that Fahmi's remains are expected to be buried at the Kampung Poh Islamic cemetery after Asar prayers today.

In the 2.45am incident on Friday, two policemen — 22-year-old Ahmad Azza Fahmi and Konstabel Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, — were killed while another was injured after they were attacked by a lone wolf assailant at the Ulu Tiram station.

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Another policeman, Koperal Mohd Hasif Roslan, was injured and is currently receiving treatment at the Sultan Ismail Hospital.

The 21-year-old masked intruder, believed to be a member of the Jemaah Islamiah, was shot dead at the location.

Earlier, Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said that the assailant was acting alone.

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