Noramfaizul Mohd Nor
September 5, 2011 by staff
Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, Cameraman BernamaTV, Mohd Nor Noramfaizul, who was shot dead last Friday in Mogadishu, Somalia, was buried at the Universiti Putra Malaysia Serdang Muslim cemetery in 14:30 yesterday.
Noramfaizul, 39, was killed in a four-wheel drive vehicle while covering 1Malaysia Club Putera Malaysia humanitarian aid mission in the Horn of Africa.
His coffin arrived at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Subang, along with other members of the mission, on 10.15, a C130 Hercules transport plane RMAF.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was among those waiting at the air base, then took a group of volunteers, comprising staff of the army, on the plane.
The coffin remains Noramfaizul carry; Jalur Gemilang wrapped, was carried out by military personnel, members of Putera 1M’sia Club and loaded into a file. Hearse and taken to the RMAF base mosque for prayer
After the prayers, the coffin of the cameraman was taken to the family home in Taman Serdang Raya 11 am.
A large crowd of admirers, colleagues, friends and family members were waiting at home in Serdang Raya Noramfaizul when his coffin arrived.
He was taken to the nearby Al-Islah prayers for a second time before burial in the cemetery.
About 500 people paid their last respects to Noramfaizul in the cemetery.
In addition to family members, colleagues and friends attended the Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, Seputeh member of parliament Teresa Kok, Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah state, former minister Information Zainuddin Maidin Tan Sri and Datuk Putera Abdul Aziz 1Malaysia club president Abdul Rahim.
As the burial ceremony ended at about 3pm, colleague Noramfaizul in Somalia, Khairul Anwar Yahya handed over the personal effects of the cameraman later his uncle Majid Aziz.
It was an emotional moment. A teary-eyed Khairul Anwar, who was also a friend of Noramfaizul, spoke of the experience he shared with his late colleague and close friend.
He said the cameraman was unusually energetic BernamaTV to the fatal incident.
State President Udubland in Somalia, Abdullahi Ibrahim Addo, who was also at the funeral, said the local government in Mogadishu was doing everything possible to find out what had happened that led to the death of cameraman BernamaTV
“I’m waiting for the report, due out today, before I say anything more,” he said.
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