Parts of the missing helicopter in Sarawak were found near the Batang Lupar river, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak announced in Kuching, today.

The parts included a rotation device, a chair, part of a door, part of a rotor and part of the body of the helicopter, he told a press conference.

The Prime Minister confirmed that the helicopter was carrying six people, among them Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon, her husband Asmuni Abdullah and Kuala Kangsar MP Datuk Wan Muhammad Khairil Anuar Wan Ahmad.

Also on board were Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Sundaran Annamalai, bodyguard Ahmad Sobri Harun and Filipino pilot Rudolf Rex Ragas.