Queen joins funeral prayers for slain policemen


JOHOR BARU: Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah, Queen of Malaysia, joined the funeral prayers to pay her last respects to the two policemen killed by an armed intruder at the Ulu Tiram police station here.

Her Majesty shed tears during the prayers held at Masjid Tunku Laksamana Abdul Jalil in the state police headquarters and expressed sympathy to their families after receiving the tragic news on Friday (May 17).

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The remains of Konst Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar, 22, and Konst Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, were brought out of the mosque at about 11.50am yesterday after the funeral prayers were performed.

The policemen’s coffins, draped in the Jalur Gemilang, were then brought into the waiting hearses, before they started the journey back to their respective hometowns in Bidor, Perak and Gambang, Pahang for burial.

According to a post on His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia’s Facebook account, during the visit, Raja Zarith Sofiah also presented a personal donation to both families, Bernama reported.

Her Majesty also spent time with the family members after the funeral prayers.

The funeral rites were conducted with full police honours.

Joining the prayers were Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, together with hundreds of people consisting of officers and members of the Royal Malaysia Police and the family members of the slain policemen.

The funeral prayers were led by Johor Baru district imam Mohd Nazri Ali.

Later, Raja Zarith Sofiah visited Kpl Mohd Hasif Roslan, the policeman who was injured in Friday’s attack. According to a post on Sultan Ibrahim’s official Facebook page, Her Majesty visited Mohd Hasif who is undergoing treatment at Hospital Sultan Ismail.

Upon arrival, the Queen was greeted by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi and state secretary Tan Sri Dr Azmi Rohani.

Raja Zarith Sofiah also presented Their Majesties’ contribution to Mohd Hasif and chatted with his wife, teacher Siti Nur Ha Kamal Hishamudin, 34.

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