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Body Of Capsized Sand Dredger Crew Buried

Mohd Akasha AzizanMohd Akasha Azizan

ALOR SETAR -- The body of Mohd Akasha Azizan, 25, a crew of JBB Rong Chang 8, the sand dredger that capsized off Tanjung Johor, Muar on March 21, was buried at the Muslim cemetery near Batu 3 Tandop Mosque here, today.

His mother, Saadiah Ismail, was saddened by the loss yet thankful that her son’s body was found and buried here.

“The last time I met him was before he left for Muar when I remind him to work hard. He did not show any unusual behaviour, he was just a little more quiet than usual.

“He was a good person and cares for the family,” she told reporters here today.

Meanwhile, her eldest son, Azral Azizan, 37, said he was grateful to everyone who had shown endless support to his family for the past nearly four months waiting for news of his brother.

On March 21, at 7.50am, the sand-dredging vessel with 18 crew members on board, capsized at about 12 nautical miles west of Tanjung Johor.

-- BERNAMA