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Amzar Was Reluctant To Return To New Zealand

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ALOR SETAR – Abdul Amzar Azim,21, the Malaysian student who was found drowned in New Zealand today, seemed unhappy to return to the country on Feb 21.

His father, Azmi Abd Seman,49, said Amzar, who was spending a three-month holiday here since Nov, kept putting and removing his clothes from the luggage.

“On the day of his departure, Amzar did not say a word to us and did not hug and kiss as usual,” he told reporters at his house in Kampung Belukar,  Hutan Kampung, near here, today.

A Foreign Ministry statement today said Amzar’s body was found in Lake Karapiro, near Hamilton, at 12 noon today.

Amzar, a student of Mechanical Engineering at University of Waikato, Hamilton, was believed to have drowned while swimming in the lake yesterday.

Azmi said Amzar visited the lake frequently with friends but on that  fateful day (Feb 26), he decided to go to the lake alone.

“Usually, he did not swim in the lake. His friend told me that Amzar’s body was found at the bottom of the lake.”

The contractor said Amzar was an outstanding student who frequently scored good examination results and was obedient to his religion and parents.

Meanwhile, Amzar’s mother, Azura Bahari, 44, said the eldest of five siblings washed dishes to cover the cost of studies.

“Although he was sponsored by Mara, Amzar was frugal. If we want to send him money, he will refuse and ask us to give it to the other siblings.” – BERNAMA

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