The Sun (Malaysia)

Aid for children of couple killed in crash


JOHOR BAHRU: The state government here is ready to help two teenagers whose parents and four siblings were killed in a road crash in Jalan Segamat-Kuantan on Friday.

Johor Religious Affairs Committee chairman Mohd Fared Mohd Khalid said the state government will do all it can to assist the eldest sibling Abdul Rahman Amir Ruddin,19, and his brother Abdullah Amir, 15.

Mohd Fared Mohd Khalid said he was particular­ly affected by the tragedy because Abdul Rahman’s father Amir Ruddin Ismail, 46, was an imam at a mosque in Kluang while his mother, Norahimah Noor Muhammad, 43, taught at a religious school in Felda Kemedak, Segamat.

“Both victims are close to my heart as they are employees under my portfolio. We will try to help the two young boys if there is anything that can be done for them. We share their grief, and on Friday, we provided a contributi­on,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Mohd Fared, Muar district officer Hasrin Kamal Hashim and Sungai Balang assemblyma­n Selamat Takim visited Abdul Rahman in Kampung Parit Lapis, Parit Jawa in Muar on Saturday.

“We recited prayers. May the souls of the deceased be blessed by Allah. He is still in shock but he is a strong young man. We pray that he remains strong while facing this great test.”

Apart from his parents, the road crash claimed the lives of Abdul Rahman’s siblings Fatimatulz­ahrah, 17, Seri Khadijah Aqilah, 13, Rufaidatul Asyariyah, 10, and Muhammad Assyakrawi, five, after they were involved in a five-vehicle collision.

Abdullah Amir, who was seriously injured in the incident, is currently being treated at the Segamat Hospital. – Bernama

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