Copter tragedy: Pahang Sultan orders mosques to perform funeral prayer

KUANTAN: The Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, has ordered all mosques in the state to perform the funeral prayer in absentia following the tragic crash involving two helicopters at the Royal Malaysian Navy Base in Lumut, Perak, on Tuesday (April 23).

Comptroller Major General Datuk Mohamed Zahari Datuk Yahya, in a statement, said Al-Sultan Abdullah also conveyed his sadness and grief over the tragedy, which claimed the lives of 10 navy personnel.

The Tengku Ampuan of Pahang, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, also expressed her sadness and grief.

"The crash killed 10 people, seven crew members and three passengers on the two helicopters, the HOM-AW139 and a Fennec (M502-6).

"The tragedy happened during fly-past training at the TLDM Base in Lumut. Our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the tragedy," the statement added. – BERNAMA

The 10 victims and where their funerals are held are as follows:

  • Cmdr Muhammad Firdaus Ramli – Sungai Nibong, Penang
  • Lt Cmdr Wan Rezaudeen Kamal Wan Zainal Abidin – Rawang, Selangor
  • Lt Cmdr Mohammad Amirulfaris Mohamad Marzukhi – Senawang, Negri Sembilan
  • Warrant Officer II Muhammad Faisol Tamadun – Sik, Kedah
  • Warrant Officer II Noorfarahmi Mohd Saedy – Selama, Perak
  • Petty Officer Noor Rahiza Anuar – Yan, Kedah
  • Laskar Kelas I Joanna Felicia anak Rohna – Serian, Sarawak
  • Cmdr Muhamad Anir Mohamad – Sehamat, Johor
  • Lt Sivasutan Thanjappan – Sitiawan, Perak
  • Warrant Officer II Mohd Shahrizan Mohd Termizi – Sitiawan Perak

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