KOTA KINABALU: Hundreds of mourners, including relatives and friends, attended the burial of slain teenager Yacoob Nasran at the Kampung Likas Muslim cemetery near here.
Yacoob, 18, was killed when he and his friends were attacked outside an entertainment outlet in the city two days ago.
Yacoob was allegedly slashed several times with a sharp weapon when he tried to protect a friend in the attack.
His father Nigel Leng, when met at the cemetery, said the family members were still in shock.
Nigel, who is in his 50s, said Yacoob was a good boy and seldom caused any trouble for the family.
“We have lost a loved one and want justice to be served. We want those responsible for his death to be hauled to jail and given the punishment they deserve.
“It is not revenge that we are seeking but justice.
“Justice for such a cruel crime that cost someone his life,” the tearful Nigel said, before stopping the interview as he was too devastated to talk further.
On Thursday, Yacoob, a college student in Kuala Lumpur, and his brother Nabil, 19, who is studying in Singapore, were home for the holidays.
They had spent the night out with friends when they spotted a couple fighting just after they stepped out of a pub at around 4.15am in Asia City here.
As they were passing the couple, one of the men took out the weapon and swung it towards the teenagers.
Yacoob blocked the blow that could have hit one of his friends. He was struck on the neck and forehead.
Nabil and another friend suffered light injuries.
Yacoob was found dead at the scene.
His body was sent to Queen Elizabeth hospital for a post-mortem.
Police arrested two suspects, aged 26 and 24, several hours after the attack and recovered two sharp weapons.
A 23-year-old waitress at the pub, two bouncers aged 28 and 30, and a 23-year-old woman, who is the pub manager, have also been detained to help in the investigation.