Southeast Asia | Deputy minister's body found after Malaysia helicopter crash

Deputy minister’s body found after Malaysia helicopter crash

May 6, 2016 7:46 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Search teams on Friday recovered the body of a Malaysian deputy minister in the Borneo island state of Sarawak near where a helicopter carrying her and five others is believed to have crashed, officials said.

The Eurocopter AS350 crashed while ferrying Malaysian plantation deputy minister Noriah Kasnon and her husband Asmuni Abdullah
The Eurocopter AS350 crashed while ferrying Malaysian deputy minister Noriah Kasnon and her husband Asmuni Abdullah on Thursday

The Eurocopter AS350 had been ferrying Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Noriah Kasnon and her husband Asmuni Abdullah from Sarawak’s interior to its capital Kuching when it went missing Thursday.

Parliament member Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, two other government officials and a Filipino pilot were also on board.

Community development minister Rohani Abdul Karim confirmed in a Facebook post that the woman’s body was Noriah’s. Read More

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