KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has extended his condolences to the families of five Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (Usas) students killed in the car accident along the North-South Expressway near Kuala Kangsar.

Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara, Datuk Indera Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said His Majesty expressed his sadness over the passing of Muhammad Nasrun Aidol Munir Akbar, 22; Ahmad Naim Najmi Ahmad Hafizan, 21; Muhammad Nabil Haikal Muhammad Fariz, 19; Ahmad Akmal Ahmad Mokhlis, 20; and Iqbal Hasnun Halimi, 23.

“His Majesty expressed the hope that the families of the deceased will be patient and resilient in the face of this sad and sorrowful time.

“His Majesty prays that the souls of the deceased are showered with the blessings of Allah SWT and placed among the righteous and faithful,” according to the statement reported by Bernama yesterday.

Ahmad Fadil said His Majesty also reminded people to check the roadworthiness of their vehicles and be alert on the road, especially during festive seasons.

Sultan Abdullah said such accidents should be a reminder to abide by the law and not to be careless while driving, for the safety of others.

According to Ahmad Fadil, the Kingalso advised authorities and companies to tighten the monitoring process and recruitment of commercial drivers.