The remains of Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Noriah Kasnon have been laid to rest.

She was buried at the Batu 12, Sungai Burong cemetery in Tanjung Karang at 2 this morning.

Datuk Noriah's body which was in a coffin covered by the Jalur Gemilang, was flown from Kuching and arrived at her family's house in her hometown of Sungai Burong at 1.10 am.

This was followed by funeral prayers at the ‎Masjid Ar Rahmah adjacent to the cemetery.

More than 1,000 friends and family members thronged the home to pay their last respects.

Among those present were Gerakan Vice-President Datuk A. Kohilan Pillay, Kuala Selangor MP Datuk Irmohizam Ibrahim, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and PKR Vice-President Tian Chua.

Datuk Noriah was one of the six people travelling in the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter from Betong to Kuching when it crashed near the Batang Lupar river in Sebuyau on Thursday.