Copter tragedy: Final farewell to Commander Muhammad Firdaus Ramli

GEORGE TOWN: More than a thousand mourners turned up to pay their last respects to Commander Muhammad Firdaus Ramli.

As early as 5pm on Wednesday (April 24), people began to line Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in front of the Masjid Jamek Sungai Nibong Besar, Bayan Lepas, where Muhammad Firdaus was to be buried. Many were from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).

He was greeted with a guard of honour as RMN personnel stood in attention to salute the fallen hero as his remains reached the mosque at 7.41pm.

Muhammad Firdaus was then laid to rest at 8.20pm after the solat jenazah (prayer for the departed).

He leaves behind a wife, a four-year-old son, his parents and six siblings.

RMN chief Admiral Tan Sir Abdul Rahman Ayob was present to pay his last respects.

Muhammad Firdaus was one of the 10 RMN personnel who perished when two RMN helicopters crashed in Lumut while conducting a third rehearsal for a flypast in conjunction with the 90th Naval Day, scheduled to be held this Saturday (April 27).

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