Police Station Attack: Father of Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Accepts Fate, Won’t Stop Other Children from Joining Police

Police Station Attack: Father of Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Accepts Fate, Won’t Stop Other Children from Joining Police

JOHOR BAHRU: The father of the late Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi, Azhar Khaiden, will not prevent his other children from joining the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), despite one of them having died in the line of duty.

Azhar, 54, a teacher at Sekolah Kebangsaan Felda Sungai Kelah, Sungkai, Perak, said he accepts what happened to his fourth child out of eight siblings.

“He was a good child and has always wanted to be a police officer since he was young. I have no regrets because his older brother is also a police officer in Sabah, and his younger sister will attend a police interview this Monday. Hopefully, the younger one will take his brother’s place someday.

“If we cry tears of blood, those who are gone will remain gone, and those still here must continue living; we all belong to Allah,” he told reporters at the Forensic Medicine Department of Sultan Ismail Hospital here today.

The mathematics and history teacher said he received a call about the incident involving Ahmad Azza Fahmi, 22, at 2:53 AM before rushing to Johor Bahru.

“The authorities have laws, and I leave this matter to the Almighty. The sadness I feel is kept inside; it may not be visible on the outside. The memories with him will remain forever, but as a father, when something like this happens to your child, it is naturally very sad,” he said.

Azhar said the last time he met Ahmad Azza Fahmi was during Ramadan, when his son returned home to Perak.

“During Aidilfitri, he couldn’t take leave because he had to work. We understood since he was new, and during the five-day break in Ramadan, he was able to spend time with the family at home.

“When we met, he didn’t show any changes. Last night, we chatted as usual in the family’s WhatsApp group, so it was quite shocking to receive this news suddenly this morning,” he said, adding that Ahmad Azza Fahmi will be buried in Kampung Poh, Bidor, tomorrow.

Earlier, Azhar arrived with his wife, Nurhaliza Awaluddin, and several of their children at the Forensic Department at 6:45 PM.

Ahmad Azza Fahmi and Constable Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said died, and another colleague was injured in an attack at the Ulu Tiram Police Station at 2:45 AM.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain confirmed that the male suspect, who was shot dead in the incident, was believed to be a member of Jemaah Islamiyah.

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