Bandar Seri Begawan - The missing second year Bachelor of Science (Major in Geology) student, Awg Mohd Hazmi bin Hj Yakub, who was swept away by strong currents during a field research trip in Sungai. Balung, Tawau, Sabah, was found yesterday at around 11.29am and brought back to the Sultanate.
After the casket's arrival at the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) Base in Kg Rimba via a RBAirF CN235 Aircraft at 7pm last night, along with family members and other officials involved in the search, Awg Mohd Hazmi's remains were brought to Sultan Sharif Ali Mosque in Sengkurong.
Many family members and friends gathered at the mosque to pay their last respects and perform prayers for Allahyarham Awg Mohd Hazmi bin Hj Yakub.
Present at the mosque last night were Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Awg Abu Bakar bin Hj Apong, the Minister of Education; Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abdul Rahman bin Hj Ibrahim, the Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister's Office; Pg Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad bin Pg Hj Abdul Rahman, the Minister of Religious Affairs; Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awg Othman, the Minister of Home Affairs; Deputy State Mufti, Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Hj Suhaili bin Hj Mohiddin; Dato Paduka Awg Hj Abd Wahab bin Juned, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; and Dato Paduka Dr Hj Zulkarnain bin Hj Hanafi, the Vice Chancellor of UBD and Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education.
Also present were deputy ministers, permanent secretaries and those who were at the RBAirF Airbase earlier that night.
A mass Isyak prayer was performed before funeral rites were conducted.
The late Awg Mohd Hazmi was later buried at Bukit Sadur Muslim Cemetery.
On Saturday, a similar ceremony was held for the late Muhd Azizan bin Mohd Sidek, who was the first missing student to be found following the tragedy in Sungai Balung.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin