Chopper crash: Minister confirms Malaysian MP on board

Chopper crash: Minister confirms Malaysian MP on board

PETALING JAYA - Rompin MP Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis (pic) and five others were killed when the helicopter they were in crashed at rubber plantation along Jalan Sungai Lalang near Kampung Sungai Pening in Semenyih, Kajang on Saturday.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed that Jamaluddin was on board the helicopter which was enroute from Kuantan to Subang.

The others were Kedah businessman Datuk Robert Tan, Datuk Seri Azlin Alias, the Private Secretary General at the Prime Minister's Office, a person by the name of Ajdiana Baiziera, pilot Capt Cliff Fournier and a bodyguard identified as Raskan.

Police confirmed that all six died in the crash.

"We are still gathering information on the crash.

"The police are working with the Fire and Rescue Department," Zahid said.

Eye-witnesses said the helicopter exploded in mid-air at about 4.50pm. It crashed into a rubber plantation and burst into flames.

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