Malaysia receives report on cameraman’s death
Tuesday 18 Oct 2011
The government of Somalia has handed over to the Malaysian government a comprehensive report on the 2 September incident in Mogadishu which claimed the life of a Malaysian television cameraman, Bernama reports.
Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Mohammud H Ibrahim handed the report to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak at the latter’s office at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur today.
Bernama TV cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 39, was killed by a stray bullet when covering a Malaysian humanitarian mission to help famine-struck Somalis. TV3 cameraman Aji Sarigar Mazlan was injured in the incident.
At the meeting, Mr Mohamed, who is also Somalia’s Foreign Minister, conveyed his government’s open apology to the people of Malaysia over the incident.
At a news conference, Mr Mohamed gave an assurance that his government would take all efforts to protect Malaysians when they go to Somalia.
“I would like to express my sincere condolences to the entire people (of Malaysia) and to the government of Malaysia regarding the incident. I have presented on behalf of my government today the report and given our condolences to him (the Prime Minister).”