Sabah hero mountain guides in Singapore

Sabah hero mountain guides in Singapore
A photograph of Mr Rizuan Kauhinin carrying injured pupil El Wafeeq El Jauzy on his back after the quake became one of the images defining the "heroism" of Sabah mountain guides. Mr Rizuan is looking forward to seeing Wafeeq (left) again.

SINGAPORE - Three Sabah mountain guides credited with rescuing a Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS) pupil by carrying him down Mount Kinabalu after the Sabah earthquake is in Singapore and looking forward to meeting the pupil they rescued.

Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported that Mr Rizuan Kauhinin, Mr Simon Gohinmin and Mr Mazlee Liong touched down in Singapore at about 10pm on Monday night (June 15).

A photograph of Mr Rizuan carrying injured pupil El Wafeeq El Jauzy on his back after the quake became one of the images defining the "heroism" of Sabah mountain guides.

The 5.9-magnitude quake on June 5 killed 18 climbers in Mount Kinabalu, including 10 from Singapore. Seven of those killed were pupils from TKPS.

The three guides, who are travelling out of Malaysia for the first time are excited and anxious to meet Wafeeq and another pupil who was rescued, 11-year-old Arnaav Karan Chabria, said CNA.

The guides are here as part of a CNA documentary.

CNA said that the trio were swamp with photo requests at the airport from passersby, staff and "even policemen".

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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