Photos: Internet, The New Paper, Straits Times
Lance-Corporal (LCP) Muhammed Fahrurrazi Bin Salim, 20, whose body was found yesterday, (Aug 14) after he went missing in the Sungai Batu Apoi river in Brunei, had volunteered to go there because he wanted to earn more money to help his family.
In a report in The New Paper today (Aug 15), his family members described him as a very family-oriented person, who did not party and was very filial.
Though LCP Fahruzzi's parents are divorced, he still spent a lot of time with them and his younger sister.
His body, which was discovered at 2.55am yesterday, was flown back to Singapore for a military funeral.
A Straits Times report stated that some 300 servicemen from his unit, 1st Transport Battalion, were present at the Choa Chu Kang Muslim cemetery yesterday.
His father noted that with Hari Raya just around the corner, LCP Fahruzzi had even contributed money to help purchase new clothes for the family.
Before enlisting, he worked as bell-boy at Marina Mandarin Hotel, and was due to complete his National Service at the end of this year.
Details about his death are still unclear, and all SAF training in Temburong, Brunei, have been suspended.
When his body was found, his life jacket was not inflated.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted.