SEREMBAN – Although she just lost her father last night,Â Nur Diyana Abdul Rahman, 17, was determined to do well in her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), which began today.
Despite her grief, the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Ampangan student wants to fulfill her late father’s aspirations for her.
“I am grieving right now but I want to study hard and be the chef that he wanted me to be.
“Furthermore, my relatives have been supporting me with encouragement, which give me the strength,” she told Bernama when met at Masjid At-Taqwa, Paroi, here today.
The youngest of four siblings said her ‘sambal ikan bilis’ was one of her late father’s favourite foods.
This morning after completing the Bahasa Melayu Paper I, Nur Diyana was whisked off by her teacher to the Paroi Muslim cemetery here for her father’s burial.
She then returned to school to sit for her Bahasa Melayu Paper II in the afternoon.
Abdul Rahman Kadir, 53, succumbed to heart disease at 2.55 pm at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur.
Self employed, he left behind wife Nurazal Majlis, 49, and four children.
Meanwhile, Nur Diyana’s school principal Mohd Sazali Sam, 57, said he and other teachers had been offering support and encouragement, and launched a condolence fund to motivate her. – BERNAMA