ASOJ blames government on the death of foreign journalist

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    ASOJ blames government on the death of foreign journalist

    The death of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor was confirmed by Malaysian National News Agency-----------

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The death of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor was confirmed by Malaysian National News Agency-----------

MOGADISHU-Associated Somali Journalists (ASOJ) has strongly condemned the government troops in Somalia for the killing of Malaysian cameraman who was in Mogadishu for coverage of the famine victims.

Associated Somali Journalists (ASOJ) has strongly condemned the government troops in Somalia for the killing of Malaysian cameraman who was in Mogadishu for coverage of the famine victims.

The death of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor was confirmed by Malaysian National News Agency, where he was working for. The Journalists was accompanying Putera 1 Malaysia Club, a 2 month humanitarian mission to Somalia.

"We are expressing our sorrow of the death of Noramfaizul and sending our condolences to his family and friends." Dahir Abdulle Alasow, chairman of ASOJ said.

Reports say that the death of the journalist came after a shootout by the government troops.

Khairulanuar Yahaya, a Bernama TV journalist accompanying with the dead journalist Noramfaizul told the local media that soldiers fired bullets at them around the Mogadishu airport. "The government soldiers shot dead my friend." He said.

"ASOJ is calling for the government to arrest the soldier who shot dead the Bernama TV cameraman, Noramfaizul, we are also see as something too shameful and irresponsibility that killings of people who came to rescue the dying the civilians affected by the famine." Alasow angrily said.

Since the start of the international humanitarian response to the famine disaster in Somalia two months ago, aid workers and foreign journalists have been regularly coming into the country to witness the victims.

A month ago, Radio Simba journalist in Mogadishu, Farah Hassan Sahal, was shot dead by unknown sniper near the radio compound in the city’s main Bakara market. Local witnesses told Sunatimes.com that the African peacekeeping troops were behind the death of the radio journalist.

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Dahir Alasow, A senior Radio and TV journalist, a leader of a press watchdog ASOJ, the editor of waagacusub.com,member of European Journalists and outstanding commentator with fearless check on actions of the political groups and others players through investigative journalism, plus defender of the public interest and voice to the voiceless through "the truthful tip of his truth pen"


Mr Dahir Abdulle Alasow
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Tel:+31684863567



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