TANJONG KARANG, May 7 ― The remains of Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon, who died in the helicopter crash in Sarawak were laid to rest at the Muslim Cemetery, Batu 12 Sungai Burong, here tonight.
Her remains were buried at about 2am at her birth place after the funeral prayer was held at the Ar Rahmah Mosque, Batu 12 here.
Besides family members, others present at the burial ground to give their last respects were Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Selangor Umno chairman Datuk Seri Noh Omar and Gerakan vice-president Datuk A. Kohilan Pillay.
The late Noriah, 52, who was also the Member of Parliament for Sungai Besar is survived by four children aged 29, 24, 21 and 19 as well as an adopted child aged three years old.
Noriah was the first victim found after the ill-fated Eurocopter AS350 aircraft carrying five other people from Betong to Kuching, disappeared yesterday afternoon.
Besides Noriah, others on board the helicopter were her husband, Asmuni Abdullah and the Member of Parliament for Kuala Kangsar, who was also the Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad.
The ministry's Secretary-General, Datuk Dr Sundaran Annamalai, Noriah's bodyguard, Ahmad Sobri Harun and Filipino pilot Rudolf Rex Ragas were also on the aircraft. ― Bernama