Sunday, September 4, 2011

Breaking News: Malaysia mourns TV journalist killed in Somalia

Breaking News: Malaysia mourns TV journalist killed in Somalia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian TV journalist fatally shot in Somalia received a hero's funeral Sunday attended by Malaysia's prime minister and hundreds of mourners.

Cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor's body was flown back to Kuala Lumpur in a military aircraft after he was killed in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, while covering a Malaysian aid agency's humanitarian mission.

Malaysia's foreign ministry says Somalian authorities have pledged to investigate Friday's killing. Some members of the aid mission voiced suspicions that Noramfaizul was shot by African Union troops while traveling in a car.

Prime Minister Najib Razak was among many who prayed over Noramfaizul's coffin, which was draped with the flags of Malaysia and Somalia in a mosque ceremony broadcast live on national television.

The New Straits Times newspaper said Noramfaizul was the first Malaysian journalist killed on duty overseas. The 39-year-old worked for the TV division of Malaysia's national news agency, Bernama.



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