hw0706KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis and Datuk Seri Azlin Alias are among those who perished in the helicopter crash at Jalan Sungai Lalang, Kampung Pasir Baru, Semenyih near here.
Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis. Pix by Rosela Ismail
Datuk Seri Azlin Alias Jamaluddin was the member of Parliament for Rompin and the chairman of PR1MA while Azlin was the principal private secretary to the Prime Minister.
Datuk Tan Huan Seang. Pix by MOKHSIN ABIDIN Others who died in the crash are Datuk Tan Huan Seang , Jamaluddin's bodyguard Razakan Seran, pilot Clifford William Fournier and co-pilot Aidiana Baiziera.
Their names were officially released by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
"It is with great sorrow that I confirm reports of fatalities in relation to the crash of a civilian helicopter, which occurred earlier today in Semenyih, Kajang. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those affected.
"On a personal note, I am struck by this tragic news, as Jamaluddin and Azlin were both colleagues of mine whom I knew personally. This is indeed a great loss and my thoughts and prayers are with their families and the families of the other victims during this tragic time," he said at HKL, where the bodies were taken for forensic identification.
The aircraft was owned by IGB Corporation and operated by Cempaka Aviation.
He said the Department of Civil Aviation has initiated an investigation into this crash.
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