Sunday, September 04, 2011

M’sian journalist Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, BernamaTV staff, killed in Somali

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (Bernama) -- The remains of Bernama TV cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, who died after being hit by a stray bullet while covering a humanitarian mission in Somalia, will be buried at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Muslim cemetery in Serdang near here Sunday. Kelab Putera 1Malaysia vice president Rahman Rahim, speaking on behalf of Noramfaizul's family, said the funeral was planned for after the midday prayers but would depend on the situation.

He said the body would be prepared for burial at the mosque at the Royal Malaysian Air Force's Subang air base on arrival from Somalia before being brought to Noramfaizul's house in Taman Serdang Raya for the funeral prayers.

The RMAF C-130 plane carrying the coffin along with the other members of the mission is expected to arrive at the Subang air base at 9am Sunday.
Noramfaizul To Be Laid To Rest At UPM Muslim Cemetery

"All assistance necessary including transportation for his family members to and from the Subang air base is being arranged for by Kelab Putera 1Malaysia," said Rahman.

Noramfaizul, 39, leaves behind wife Norazrina Jaafar, 37, and two children -- Mohd Irfan, 8, and Mohd Naufal, 3.

The shooting occurred at 5.40 pm local time (10.40 pm in Malaysia) Friday when the four-wheel-drive vehicle carrying six mission members, including Noramfaizul, was returning to their place of accommodation escorted by government soldiers in another vehicle.

He was part of the 55-member team of the mission organised by Kelab Putera 1Malaysia to help victims of the famine in Somalia.

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