Parents Receive Late Daughter's Engineering Degree After Tragic Road Accident

The 24-year-old was killed in a motor vehicle accident 20 days before her convocation.

Cover image via New Straits Times & UMPSA Malaysia (Facebook)

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A couple bravely took the stage to receive their late daughter's graduation scroll at the 18th Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah (UMPSA) convocation ceremony on Sunday, 22 October

According to New Straits Times, Adek @ Che Ahmad and Siti Yuana Janamin stood in on behalf of their daughter, Asniza Adek @ Che Ahmad, to receive her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, which she earned before her tragic death three weeks ago.

The 24-year-old graduate was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Batu Pahat, Johor on 3 October.

Buletin TV3 reported she was heading to work on a motorcycle at 8.35am when a lorry crashed into her.

Asniza's parents receiving her scroll from UMPSA vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Yuserrie Zainuddin at the ceremony on Sunday, 22 October.

Image via UMPSA Malaysia (Facebook)

Siti Yuana said her daughter, who was the eldest of four siblings, was always hardworking, determined, and independent

Besides studying and working part-time to earn additional allowance, Asniza had also just completed training and was commissioned as a reserve officer under the Malaysian Armed Forces.

"I often told her to be strong when she shared her problems and complained about how busy she was.

"That is the strength that brought me here today to attend her ceremony," said the heartbroken mother at the university campus on Sunday, as quoted by Harian Metro.

Siti Yuana added that her daughter was excited for her convocation, and had even prepared what she going to wear on the day

"But who are we to defy fate? Allah loves her more. I accept it and am proud to have a responsible, caring, and resilient daughter," said the mother, who was seen tearfully accepting Asniza's scroll with her husband.

"Even though she is no longer with us, our family is so proud of her achievements and we will always cherish her memories," she added.

Image via Mingguan Wanita

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