Copter tragedy: Refrain from circulating video clips online, advises Fahmi

KUALA LUMPUR: Media practitioners and the public should not circulate video clips of the two Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) helicopters’ crash in Lumut, Perak on Tuesday (April 23) morning, advises Fahmi Fadzil.

"Videos depicting the moments of the incident should not be circulated. Let us show respect to the victims’ families and next of kin. Refrain from spreading it. I also urge media colleagues not to use those clips or footage," the Communications Minister told reporters at Wisma Bernama.

The government spokesman said this after participating in the Let's Read Together for 10 Minutes@Bernama programme: Reading Preserves Unity, organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden to commemorate World Book and Copyright Day celebrated every April 23.

Fahmi also conveyed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims who perished in the incident and deferred to the authorities to conduct a detailed investigation.

The Navy confirmed the deaths of 10 of its personnel members in the 9.32am incident, which involved seven crew members of the Maritime Operations Helicopter (HOM-AW139) and three RMN Fennec crew members.

It is understood that the crash occurred during a fly-past rehearsal for the 90th RMN anniversary celebration scheduled for early next month.- Bernama

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