KUALA KANGSAR: The wish of one of five students, killed in a fatal accident on the northbound North-South Highway (NSE) near Kuala Kangsar early Thursday morning May 12, to follow in his mother’s footsteps in the business will not be fulfilled.
Muhammad Nabil Haikal Muhammad Fariz, 19, from Batu Caves, Selangor, was pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS).
His grief-stricken mother, Siti Norazah Bahari, 42, said Muhammad Nabil Haikal, the eldest of three children, showed a deep interest in business and aspired to become a successful businessman.
“Muhammad Nabil Haikal majored in business because he was interested in business just like me. Our family accepted what happened,” she said in a meeting with reporters. at the Kuala Kangsar Hospital Forensic Unit here today.
Siti Norazah said the last time she had contact with her son was yesterday afternoon.
“He asked about our chat but my texts on the WhatsApp app went unanswered until the evening.
“Muhammad Nabil Haikal also did not inform us to go somewhere and we found out about the incident when his friend called us to inform us that my son had been involved in an accident,” she said in tears.
She added that she had just sent Muhammad Nabil Haikal back to the United States by boarding the Electric Train Service (ETS) on Monday, to attend face-to-face learning sessions for the first time because he does not had only taken online courses before.
Siti Norazah said she was lost with the passing of her beloved son and the family was still in shock as Muhammad Nabil Haikal was very close to his siblings.
The remains of Muhammad Nabil Haikal will be taken back to Nilai, Negri Sembilan for burial after the completion of the autopsy at Kuala Kangsar Hospital.
In the incident at 12.52am today, Muhammad Nabil Haikal, who was sitting in the rear passenger seat, was one of five students who were burned to death when the car they were traveling in caught fire after a collision with two trailers, at KM245.2 of the North-South Highway northbound near Kuala Kangsar.
His four friends were Muhammad Nasrun Aidol Munir Akbar, 22, who drove the car, front passenger Ahmad Naim Najmi Ahmad Hafizan, 21, while two others, Ahmad Akmal Ahmad Mokhlis, 20, and Iqbal Hasnun Halimi, 23 , were seated in the back.
Meanwhile, Halimi Ali Yahad, 50, the father of Iqbal Hasnun, said he sent his son back to campus to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Islamic studies on Sunday, after celebrating Aidilfitri in Johor.
“He was as usual when he was home for vacation. Although I am very sad, but Allah loves him more, that he died at a young age. We accept this as fate,” said .
Commenting on the character of Iqbal Hasnun, he said his son was a caring person and always advised his siblings to take care of their health.
“It’s because Iqbal Hasnun has been suffering from pneumonia since he was a child,” he said. – Bernama