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Indonesia’s MPR contributes RM40,000 to repair house damaged in aerobatic crash

LANGKAWI, March 17, 2015:

The People’s Consultative Council or Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat (MPR) of Indonesia has handed over a contribution of SGD15,000 (about RM40,000) to the owner of a house which was damaged in an incident involving a Jupiter aerobatic aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Air Force last Sunday.

The money, in the form of a cheque was given by MPR head representative, Dr Oesman Sapta to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who represented the victim, Zulkeflee Abu Talib, 46.

Oesman said the money was assistance to the victim who lost his house in the incident.

“I have handed over the contribution in the name of MPR and hope it will lighten the burden of the victim in repairing the house,” he told reporters after presenting the cheque.

Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir who received the contribution, was thankful to MPR.

“The contribution is adequate to rebuild the victim’s house.”

Last Sunday, two Jupiter Aerobatic Team aircraft owned by the Indonesian Air Force were involved in a crash while carrying out an aerobatic exercise at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) at 2.04pm.

In the incident, a house was damaged in Kampung Gelam here.

The accident took place when a group of six KT-1B aircraft was crossing the air space of MIEC before two of the aircraft collided in mid-air.