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Committee of inquiry set up to investigate NSF's death

Published on Aug 17, 2012 6:00 AM
 
Lance-Corporal (LCP) Muhammad Fahrurrazi Salim from the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF’s) 1st Transport Battalion was given a military funeral at Choa Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery on Aug 14, 2012, after his body was flown back to Singapore. A committee of inquiry has been convened to investigate his death, whose body was found in Brunei on Tuesday. -- MY PAPER PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

A committee of inquiry has been convened to investigate the death of Lance Corporal Muhammad Fahrurrazi Salim, whose body was found in Brunei on Tuesday.

Preliminary post-mortem findings showed that the 20-year-old full-time national serviceman (NSF) had drowned during a training exercise. He had gone missing on Sunday.

Responding to reporters' queries about the incident on the sidelines of an award ceremony, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has been "asking itself many questions" about Lance Cpl Fahrurrazi's death.

He added that there were "a number of unexplained, or hard to understand", questions about what happened.

 
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