Wan Azizah Offers Condolences in Emotional Meeting with Nora’s Family

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Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail travelled to Seremban today to personally offer condolences to the family of Nora Anne Quoirin.

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It was an emotional scene when Dr Wan Azizah embraced Nora Anne’s mother, Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin, when they met at the eco-tourism resort, according to Negeri Sembilan state executive councillor (Exco) Nicole Tan Lee Koon who was present during the tearful closed-door meeting.

“The deputy prime minister appeared sad throughout the meeting,” said Tan, who accompanied Dr Wan Azizah along with Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusof, the official who disclosed the findings of the post-mortem on Nora Anne’s body yesterday.

According to the Exco, Meabh and her husband Sebastien Marie Philipe were heard thanking the government for its effort on the case.

Wan Azizah declined to comment on the meeting when approached by reporters later.

She merely said that the family had requested for privacy during this difficult time.

Dr Wan Azizah had earlier been briefed on the case by Mohamad at the Pantai police station.

“I’m satisfied that they have done their utmost to try to trace her whereabouts.

“Unfortunately, it is sad that she was found lifeless.

“I’ll leave the investigations…to the police. (We) want to take this as a lesson learnt if any other missing person case occurs,” she said.

When met by reporters there, she described Nora Anne’s passing as tragic and a source of great sadness.

She took the opportunity to thank the members of search and rescue team for their unrelenting effort in finding Nora, whose body was discovered in a ravine located 2.5 km from the eco-resort, on the 10th day of the operation.

She also confirmed that the Irish embassy will be assisting the Quoirin family to prepare documentation for the repatriation of Nora’s body.

“The authorities, especially the Irish embassy, said that they will help in preparing the documentation for the release of the body out of Malaysia,” she said.

As of now, it is unknown when the body will be repatriated.


Earlier reports:

Aug 16, Nora’s French Relatives Convinced of ‘Criminal Element’

Aug 15, Hikers Who Found Body Say Nora Looked Like “She Was Sleeping”

Aug 15, Nora Quoirin Autopsy Finds No Signs of Rape, Violence

Aug 14, Nora’s Autopsy Not Yet Completed, to Continue Tomorrow

Aug 14, Autopsy Report Not Out, Don’t Blame Orang Asli, Warn Police

Aug 14, Nora Autopsy to Be Completed at 8pm Today

Aug 14, Friends Who Found Nora Say They Were Afraid to Approach the Body

Aug 14, Nora’s Family Wants Criminal Angle Considered, A-G to Decide on Need for Inquest

Aug 14, Heartbroken Nora’s Family Will Always Love Her, Thank Everyone for Love, Support

Aug 14, Police Return to Ravine Where Nora’s Body Was Found

Aug 14, Pathologists from KL Conduct Autopsy on Nora Quoirin’s Body

Aug 14, Residents Express Sadness, Sympathy over Discovery of Nora’s Body

Aug 13, Parents Confirm Body Is Nora

Aug 13, Cops Say ‘Very Certain’ Body Found Nude in Jungle Is Missing Irish Teen

Aug 13, Helicopter to Retrieve Body Found in Swamp Believed to Be of Missing Irish Teen

Aug 13, Body Found in Hunt for Missing Irish Teen, Parents Brought to Scene

Aug 13, Search for Nora Enters 10th Day

Aug 13, Quoirin Family Offers RM50K Reward for Info on Nora

Aug 13, Police from England, France, Ireland Help in Probe into Missing Teen Case

Aug 11, SAR for Nora: Ops Team Gets Time Off for Aidiladha Prayers

Aug 10, SAR for Missing Irish Teen: Wet Weather Proves a Challenge for Search Teams

Aug 10, Nora Extremely Excited About Holiday in Malaysia

Aug 9, Missing Irish Teen: CID Team Checks Phone Logs, Email Exchanges Made from Resort

Aug 9, Footprints Believed to Be That of Nora’s Found

Aug 8, Police: Only Exit Used in Missing Irish Teen Case Was Glass Window

Aug 8, Police to Use Mum’s Voice to Draw out Missing Irish Teen in Day 5 of SAR

Aug 8, Quoirin Family Incensed at Media’s Overture

Aug 8, Crowdfund for Missing Irish Teen Hits £50,000 Target

Aug 7, Police Insist Missing Irish Teen Still in Jungle, but Orang Asli Community Claim Otherwise

Aug 7, Family Insists Irish Teen Was Taken

Aug 7, Search and Rescue for Irish Teen Extended to Surrounding Hills and Creeks

Aug 7, Stepping Up Searching for MissingIrish Teen

Aug 6, Search for Missing Irish Teen Goes Down to River

Aug 5, Negeri Sembilan Police in StatewideSearch for Missing 15-Year-Old Special Needs Irish Girl