Saturday, September 03, 2011

BernamaTV Cameraman Killed In Somalia

...while TV3 journalist Ali Saregar Mazlan is injured.

Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 41, was killed by stray bullets fired by rebel forces while he was in a vehicle on the way to Mogadishu's commercial centre.

According to media rights watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, the BernamaTV cameraman "joins the long list of journalists killed in the course of their work in Somalia, Africa’s deadliest country for media personnel with 23 killed since 2007."

The NST report:
BernamaTV cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 41, was killed, while TV3 cameraman Aji Saregar Mazlan was injured, after the Malaysian media team’s truck was hit by stray bullets during an attack by rebel forces in Mogadishu, Somalia, last night.

The two were in Somalia to provide media coverage for the Putera 1Malaysia Club for the humanitarian aid mission in the African country.

The truck they were in was hit by stray bullets.

Khairulanuar said the shots were fired at a government army truck that was accompanying the media vehicle, and a stray bullet hit Noramfaizul, who was seated by the door.Link

Read the NST report here.

The BBC also has the story .

Reporters Without Borders Here

(Photo of Arwah Noramfaizul)


Anonymous said...

Yang dapat nama for this mission in Somalia would be Azeez Putra and Kelab Putra 1Malaysia but yang terkorban is Bernama cameraman. Syabas 1Malaysia!

bekas wira said...

Allahyarham adalah wira negara kerana keberaniannya pergi ke kawasan yang bergolak untuk memberi bantuan kemanusiaan. Beliau sepatutnya diberi bantuan tabung perwira dan di anugerahkan Pingat Gagah Berani (PGB).