Ulu Tiram attack: National hero Konstabel Muhamad Syafiq laid to rest

Konstabel Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said's mother Aini Mohd Shariff, 57, pouring water on his grave after his remains were laid to rest at the Batu 8 Islamic Cemetery in Gambang, Pahang. - Photo: Bernama

KUANTAN: The body of Konstabel Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, was laid to rest at 5.50pm Saturday (May 18)at the Batu 8 Muslim Cemetery, Gambang, Kuantan here.

The funeral of the deceased, which was accorded by Royal Malaysia Police ceremony, was attended by hundreds of people comprising family members, friends, villagers and police personnel.

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Before the funeral, Pahang police chief Comm Datuk Seri Yahaya Othman handed over the Jalur Gemilang that draped the deceased's coffin to the national hero’s father, Ahmad Said Md Piah, 65.

Earlier, Muhamad Syafiq's body was taken to his home in Taman Seri Mahkota Jaya, Gambang, here for last respects by the public after arriving at around 4.40pm from the Tunku Laksamana Abdul Jalil Mosque of the Johor police contingent headquarters (IPK).

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Comm Yahaya, who represented Pahang IPK staff, also presented a donation to the family of the deceased and said that he was also saddened by the passing of Muhamad Syafiq.

"For the Pahang contingent, we help the family of the deceased in the matter of managing the remains until it is completed and whatever assistance is needed," he said.

In addition, Comm Yahaya said all OCPDs have been instructed to ensure that the stations in their respective districts are on standby following the attack at the Ulu Tiram police station, Johor.

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"Security issues will be emphasised and improved," he said.

In the incident at 2.45am Friday, Muhamad Syafiq and colleague Konstabel Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar, 22, died in an attack at the Ulu Tiram police station, Johor while another member Koperal Mohd Hasif Roslan was shot and was reported to be stable after being treated at Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI).

Police confirmed that a 21-year-old male suspect was shot dead in the incident, suspected to be a member of Jemaah Islamiah. - Bernama

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