Mum gets Mother’s Day gift after burying son

Mum gets Mother’s Day gift after burying sonPETALING JAYA: Fauziah Musa did not have the courage to open a postal package she received from her son barely six hours after burying him.

It was a Mother’s Day gift from the late Ahmad Sobri Harun, who was one of the six people killed in a helicopter crash in Sebuyau, Sarawak, on Thursday, according to the New Straits Times (NST).

Despite his busy schedule, he had taken the time to buy and courier a box of ikan terubok, his mother’s favourite, from Sarawak.

He had sent the 2.73kg fish to Kamaludin Muda, his parents’ neighbour, as they were seldom at home.

The box reached Fauziah’s hands at 2.30pm on Sunday, barely six hours after she attended her son’s funeral at the Tok Mek Ngah Muslim cemetery in Kuala Terengganu.

A childhood friend of Sobri’s, Talahah Nukman, had visited the parents yesterday and saw the parcel placed under a table in the living room. However, the parcel still remained intact, although it contained perishable goods.

“It was not even put inside the refrigerator. She loves ikan terubok… but not this time,” he told NST.

He added that Sobri’s mother had not opened the parcel as she felt it would overwhelm her with too many memories.

Sobri was the bodyguard of Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, who also died in the crash near Sungai Batang Lupar in Sarawak.

‘Coach Muni’ remembered fondly by friends in Guam

‘Coach Muni’ remembered fondly by friends in Guam

PETALING JAYA: Friends of Asmuni Abdullah in Guam have paid tribute to the man they knew as “Coach Muni”, the Pacific Daily News reported.

Last week, many Malaysians came to know Asmuni as the husband of Plantation Industries and Commodities deputy minister Noriah Kasnon.

The couple were among six people who perished after the helicopter they were in crashed in Sebuyau, Sarawak, en route to Kuching from Betong.

In Guam, “Coach Muni” had left his mark on the island nation’s football scene.

For several years, Asmuni, a former player and referee, coached the Orange Crushers youth football team.

Guam Football Association (GFA) president Richard Lai described Asmuni as a wonderful friend and colleague, and a staunch supporter of grassroots football development in Guam.

“As a volunteer in various GFA committees, he contributed greatly to GFA’s growth and development,” said Lai, adding that Asmuni was greatly involved in the completion of Guam’s first three FIFA Goal Projects.

Another friend, Chief Justice Robert Torres, said Asmuni had a huge impact on the island’s youth and that he always looked for qualities in every child that made them feel special.

“He was able to convey to them that no matter how good you are, whether you’re a superstar or not, you were a special child and you could contribute to the team.”

Torres also said Asmuni, who also took on the role of imam at a mosque in Guam, was a very positive person, faithful and traditional in his ways.

“There was a line that Asmuni always used, ‘when God takes something away from you, he always gives you something better’,” said Torres.

“That’s the way he looked at children. He was always very positive and they loved playing for him.”

Asmuni was laid to rest on Sunday near Noriah’s grave.

Rohani: Stop spreading photos of heli crash victims

Rohani: Stop spreading photos of heli crash victims

PETALING JAYA: Stop circulating photographs of the May 5 helicopter crash victims, Batang Lupar MP Rohani Abdul Karim said.

Borneo Post Online quoted the Women, Family and Community Development minister saying that this should be done as a sign of respect to families of the crash victims.

“It is unethical and I urge everyone to stop spreading and sharing those images,” she said at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) morgue yesterday.

According to her, forensic specialists are still conducting an autopsy on the last body recovered from Batang Lupar yesterday – the identity of which is yet to be ascertained.

A representative from the Philippines Embassy will be arriving in Kuching today to arrange documentation and delivery of the body, believed to be that of the helicopter pilot Captain Rudolf Rex Ragas, back to his home country.

Ragas flew the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter that crashed in Sebuyau last Thursday during a flight from Betong to Kuching, during campaigning for the state election.

The remains of five others on board the same chopper have been recovered and identified.

They are Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Muhammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry Secretary-General Dr Sundaran Annamalai and Noriah’s bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun.

PAS announces it will contest in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections

PAS announces it will contest in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-electionsPAHANG: PAS has announced that it will field a candidates for the two by-elections in Sungai Besar, Selangor and Kuala Kangsar, Perak eventhough Pakatan Harapan had expressed a desire to discuss among themselves before reaching a consensus.

Harakah Daily quoted PAS election director Mustafa Ali as saying that the PAS candidate’s loss in Sungai Besar was only by a majority of 399 votes while in Kuala Kangsar, PAS lost by only 1000 votes.

“This means the by-election results will not be like the Sarawak State Election,” he quipped in his speech at the opening ceremony of the Association of Pahang PAS election machinery in the Al-Makmur complex, Kerdau, Pahang.

Both of the by-elections are expected to be held following the death of two MPs from BN after a helicopter crash in Sebuyau on Thursday, including Sungai Besar MP who is also the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities deputy minister Noriah Kasnon and Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan.

Apart from the pilot, Noriah’s husband Asmuni Abdullah and private bodyguard Sobri Harun as well as Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities secretary-general Sundaram Annamalai were also on-board the helicopter when it crashed.

Earlier, PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali said that Pakatan Harapan would discuss whether and of the allied parties would compete in the by-elections.

Both seats had traditionally been contested by PAS.

Meanwhile, The Sun reported that the Election Commission (EC) was yet to receive an official notice of vacancy from the Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Mulia in regards to the two anticipated by-elections.

EC spokesman Mohd Sabri Abdullah said the EC must hold a meeting within four days of the notice to decide on the by-election dates.

 

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

KUCHING: A search team today recovered what is believed to be the body of the pilot of a helicopter that went down in Sebuyau last Thursday.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Muhammad Sabtu Osman said marine police found the body at 10.15am about 5.5km from the Triso ferry terminal.

He said the police would only be able to confirm if the body was that of Filipino pilot Capt Rudolf Rex Ragas after identification and verification by forensic specialists.

Ragas was the pilot of the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter that crashed in Sebuyau on Thursday during a flight from Betong to Kuching. The remains of five others on board the same chopper have been recovered and identified.

They are Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Muhammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry Secretary-General Dr Sundaran Annamalai and Noriah’s bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun.

Muhammad Sabtu said the body recovered today was taken to the search team’s control centre in Lingga about 11am and would be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for a post-mortem.

He added that search operations would continue in order to recover more wreckage of the ill-fated helicopter.

– BERNAMA

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

KUCHING: A search team today recovered what is believed to be the body of the pilot of a helicopter that went down in Sebuyau last Thursday.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Muhammad Sabtu Osman said marine police found the body at 10.15am about 5.5km from the Triso ferry terminal.

He said the police would only be able to confirm if the body was that of Filipino pilot Capt Rudolf Rex Ragas after identification and verification by forensic specialists.

Ragas was the pilot of the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter that crashed in Sebuyau on Thursday during a flight from Betong to Kuching. The remains of five others on board the same chopper have been recovered and identified.

They are Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Muhammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry Secretary-General Dr Sundaran Annamalai and Noriah’s bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun.

Muhammad Sabtu said the body recovered today was taken to the search team’s control centre in Lingga about 11am and would be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for a post-mortem.

He added that search operations would continue in order to recover more wreckage of the ill-fated helicopter.

– BERNAMA

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

KUCHING: A search team today recovered what is believed to be the body of the pilot of a helicopter that went down in Sebuyau last Thursday.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Muhammad Sabtu Osman said marine police found the body at 10.15am about 5.5km from the Triso ferry terminal.

He said the police would only be able to confirm if the body was that of Filipino pilot Capt Rudolf Rex Ragas after identification and verification by forensic specialists.

Ragas was the pilot of the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter that crashed in Sebuyau on Thursday during a flight from Betong to Kuching. The remains of five others on board the same chopper have been recovered and identified.

They are Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Muhammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry Secretary-General Dr Sundaran Annamalai and Noriah’s bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun.

Muhammad Sabtu said the body recovered today was taken to the search team’s control centre in Lingga about 11am and would be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for a post-mortem.

He added that search operations would continue in order to recover more wreckage of the ill-fated helicopter.

– BERNAMA

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

KUCHING: A search team today recovered what is believed to be the body of the pilot of a helicopter that went down in Sebuyau last Thursday.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Muhammad Sabtu Osman said marine police found the body at 10.15am about 5.5km from the Triso ferry terminal.

He said the police would only be able to confirm if the body was that of Filipino pilot Capt Rudolf Rex Ragas after identification and verification by forensic specialists.

Ragas was the pilot of the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter that crashed in Sebuyau on Thursday during a flight from Betong to Kuching. The remains of five others on board the same chopper have been recovered and identified.

They are Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Muhammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry Secretary-General Dr Sundaran Annamalai and Noriah’s bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun.

Muhammad Sabtu said the body recovered today was taken to the search team’s control centre in Lingga about 11am and would be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for a post-mortem.

He added that search operations would continue in order to recover more wreckage of the ill-fated helicopter.

– BERNAMA

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

KUCHING: A search team today recovered what is believed to be the body of the pilot of a helicopter that went down in Sebuyau last Thursday.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Muhammad Sabtu Osman said marine police found the body at 10.15am about 5.5km from the Triso ferry terminal.

He said the police would only be able to confirm if the body was that of Filipino pilot Capt Rudolf Rex Ragas after identification and verification by forensic specialists.

Ragas was the pilot of the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter that crashed in Sebuyau on Thursday during a flight from Betong to Kuching. The remains of five others on board the same chopper have been recovered and identified.

They are Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Muhammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry Secretary-General Dr Sundaran Annamalai and Noriah’s bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun.

Muhammad Sabtu said the body recovered today was taken to the search team’s control centre in Lingga about 11am and would be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for a post-mortem.

He added that search operations would continue in order to recover more wreckage of the ill-fated helicopter.

– BERNAMA

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

Search team recovers body believed to be of copter pilot

KUCHING: A search team today recovered what is believed to be the body of the pilot of a helicopter that went down in Sebuyau last Thursday.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Muhammad Sabtu Osman said marine police found the body at 10.15am about 5.5km from the Triso ferry terminal.

He said the police would only be able to confirm if the body was that of Filipino pilot Capt Rudolf Rex Ragas after identification and verification by forensic specialists.

Ragas was the pilot of the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter that crashed in Sebuyau on Thursday during a flight from Betong to Kuching. The remains of five others on board the same chopper have been recovered and identified.

They are Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Muhammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry Secretary-General Dr Sundaran Annamalai and Noriah’s bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun.

Muhammad Sabtu said the body recovered today was taken to the search team’s control centre in Lingga about 11am and would be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for a post-mortem.

He added that search operations would continue in order to recover more wreckage of the ill-fated helicopter.

– BERNAMA