Singaporean doctor dies in Hagley Park

Dr Husaini Abdul Hafiz, a 50-year-old doctor, who had immigrated to New Zealand from Singapore about nine years ago, collapsed and died in Hagley Park while on his way to work on February 13. A founding trustee of the Canterbury Muslim Community Trust (CMCT), Dr Husaini's death is not being treated as suspicious by the New Zealand Police and had been referred to the coroner. "Husaini will be greatly missed by the wider Muslim community of Christchurch for his leadership, enthusiasm and wise council," said CMCY in a social media post.      

We have received the following clarification from Ms Juliana Osman, wife of Dr Husaini Abdul Hafiz: " My husband is Kiwi, and was given the privilege and opportunity to be one last year. He had since, renounced Singapore citizenship without much hesitation , as Singapore has never recognised dual. So no, it wasn't a Singaporean doctor who died in Hagley, but he was FROM Singapore."