Sabah quake: Over $27,000 raised for family of TKPS teacher

Sabah quake: Over $27,000 raised for family of TKPS teacher

Over $27,000 has been raised for the family of Mr Mohammad Ghazi Bin Mohamed, a teacher from Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS), following news of his death in the recent Sabah earthquake.

The online fundraising page "Remembering Ghazi" was started by Mr Ghazi's football and hockey friends.

According to an update posted on the page on Thursday morning, a colleague of Mr Ghazi's wife is helping the group with the administration of the donation drive.

Mr Ghazi, 35, leaves behind his wife and three children. His youngest child is only a year old.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Education confirmed the deaths of Mr Ghazi and pupil Navdeep Singh Jaryal Raj Kumar.

The families of the deceased have requested for privacy, Minister for Education Mr Heng Swee Keat said in a Facebook post after he spoke with them.

Of the 18 who perished in the 6.0-magnitude earthquake, 10 were teachers and pupils from TKPS who had gone on a Mount Kinabalu expedition, reported My Paper.

The tribute site at TKPS will be open from 10am to 9pm today.

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