The body of the late Lance-Corporal (LCP) Muhammad Fahrurrazi Bin Salim has been finally found after two days. LCP Fahrurrazi was missing since 12th August (Sunday) during a routine water-crossing exercise in Temburong jungle at 8:00am and the Search operations were started without any delay. The body was found on 14th August (Tuesday) at 2.55am in the Batu Apoi River, Brunei around 200 metres away from the missing place. Today afternoon, the body of the 20-year-old LCP Fahrurrazi will be brought back to Singapore in a Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 for a military funeral.
The search parties of RBAF (Royal Brunei Armed Forces) and SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) were involved in the search operation. Over 250 troops, 13 boats, 16 naval divers and 3 helicopters were engaged in the operations. Currently, the younger sister and parents of the serviceman are in Brunei along with the SAF family liaison officers who are giving them needed assistance. Each and every SAF who were training in Temburong jungle has been suspended, right now.
Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen had written a letter to LCP Fahrurrazi’s family on behalf of the ministry and the SAF for expressing the deepest condolences for their loss. According to the MinDef, a full investigation is going to be carried out on the incident. He also showed gratitude towards the Royal Brunei Armed Forces for their help in the search operations.