KUALA LUMPUR – The remains of Malaysian climber, Ramli Abd Majid, who perished on Mount Damavand, are expected to arrive in Malaysia on Monday.
According to Alpine Exploration Club (KJA) spokesperson Mohd Khafiz Bachok, they were informed that his remains would be flown from Tehran after related matters have been completed.
“Ramli’s body will be brought home slightly late as Friday is a weekend holiday in Tehran and the travel documents involved have yet to be completed as it involved numerous agencies,” he said in a statement today.
Mohd Khafiz said Ramli’s family members were given the opportunity to pay their final respect before burial preparations.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the body found by Iran authorities at Mount Damavand last Friday was that of Ramli, 44 (age when he was reported missing), who had gone missing on Nov 20, 2016.
Ramli, a systems chief engineer at the Proton Holdings headquarters in Shah Alam, Selangor and another KJA climber, Syed Redzuan Syed Salim Shatri, 50, were reported missing after they were separated from their group of climbers. On Nov 28, 2016, Syed Redzuan’s body was found at the Yakhar Glacier and flown home to Malaysia. – BERNAMA