Ex-cop who died in Bali a father figure to many, say friends

Left: Relatives carrying the casket of former police officer Mirkhan Ariffin Ahmad (above) at the Muslim Cemetery last Friday. The father of three died last Thursday after he was injured in a motorbike accident while on holiday with his wife in Bali
Above: Relatives carrying the casket of former police officer Mirkhan Ariffin Ahmad at the Muslim Cemetery last Friday. The father of three died last Thursday after he was injured in a motorbike accident while on holiday with his wife in Bali earlier this month.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Left: Relatives carrying the casket of former police officer Mirkhan Ariffin Ahmad (above) at the Muslim Cemetery last Friday. The father of three died last Thursday after he was injured in a motorbike accident while on holiday with his wife in Bali
Relatives carrying the casket of former police officer Mirkhan Ariffin Ahmad (above) at the Muslim Cemetery last Friday. The father of three died last Thursday after he was injured in a motorbike accident while on holiday with his wife in Bali earlier this month.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

43-year-old who was in Bali motorbike crash a jovial man, say former colleagues in police force

To his closest colleagues, former police officer Mirkhan Ariffin Ahmad was often referred to as "Ayah Fin" in Malay, or Father Fin.

The nickname came about because Mr Mirkhan had married early in life, and was regarded as a father figure by colleagues from Tanglin Police Division and Police Training Command (Tracom) before leaving the force last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-cop who died a father figure to many, say friends'. Print Edition | Subscribe