Copter tragedy: 'Dad didn't speak much but he always took care of us'


IPOH: The eldest daughter of Kdr Muhamad Amir Mohamad, who was killed in the helicopter crash in Lumut, described her father as a man of few words who always fulfilled the needs of his children.

Nuraina Farhana, 16, a student at Kuala Kangsar Vocational College, said she was in class when she learned about her father’s demise.

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Nuraina, who stays in the school’s dormitory, said she received the news from her teacher while attending a pastry workshop at the school.

“I met my father on Sunday. He did not speak much but always met his children's needs and requests.

“The memory that will last forever is about my father taking me to play futsal when I was a child,” she told reporters outside the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital’s Forensic Department on Tuesday (April 23).

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Nuraina added that her father is expected to be buried in Sitiawan on Wednesday (April 24) once the post-mortem process is completed.

Amir, the Commanding Officer of Squadron 502, leaves behind his wife, Marliati Basri, 40, and three children. The two other children are aged 13 and four.

He was among the 10 who died in the accident where two helicopters collided mid-air and crashed at the naval base in Lumut.

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