PETALING JAYA - The two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Kuching, Sarawak early this month have been awarded honorary degrees by their university, BBC News reported.
The students, identified as Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton, were on a six-week placement in Sarawak when the incident happened.
The news channel reported that Brunger's family announced the awarding of Bachelor of Medicine by Newcastle University in a tribute issued through the Kent police.
"In recognition of his achievements, Newcastle University have awarded Aidan an Honorary MBBS [Bachelor of Medicine] degree.
"The family is so proud that he will be remembered as Dr Aidan Brunger," an unnamed family member was quoted as saying.
Dalton and Brunger were found murdered at 4.15am on Aug 6, with stab wounds on their chest and back after an early morning quarrel with four local men at Abell Road.
A restaurant worker had alerted the police after witnessing the incident.