This is a tragedy for the loved ones of the six people who have been lost. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.
I am personally grief-struck. Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis was my friend of many years – and no truer friend could I have. Dato’ Azlin Alias was my Chief of Staff – and a truly outstanding government servant. The contributions of these two men to the government, to UMNO and to Malaysia were very significant. Theirs was an example of national service that we should all emulate.
I have ordered an immediate investigation into the cause of the tragedy. It is too early to say why this happened. But no stone will be left unturned.