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MH17: Remains of 7 Malaysians, 2 dutch nationals accorded full respect!


Royal Malay Regiment army personnel carry a coffin with a victim of the MH17 plane crash at the Kuala Lumpur International airport in Sepang, Malaysia, 24 August 2014. The remains of three Malaysians on a commercial airliner that was allegedly shot down by Ukrainian rebels arrived in Kuala Lumpur. Two of the victims were identified as Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 chief steward Mohd Ghafar Abu Bakar and passenger Ng Shi Ing, a university lecturer. The identity of the third was withheld at the request of the family. Forty three of the 298 people on the fatal flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were Malaysian citizens.SEPANG, Sept 2 – The rain did not dampen the ceremony to honour the nine victims of Malaysia Airlines, flight MH17 at the Bunga Raya Complex, KL International Airport here Tuesday.

The weather was initially cloudy as MH19 bringing remains of the victims, including two pilots and two Dutch nationals from Amsterdam made its landing. The rain fell as soon as the aircraft landed solidly on the tarmac at 8.35 am. MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, Donetsk on July 17 after being shot down.

Overhead, the dark sky and falling rain seem to reflect the grief of bereaved families and those present at the sombre ceremony to honour nine victims of Malaysia Airlines, MH 17 at the Bunga Raya Complex, KLIA.


mh17-return-bDrops of rain accompanied each of the five caskets and four urns to the waiting hearse. The remains of pilot Captain Wan Amran Wan Hussin was the first to be lowered from the MH19 aircraft, followed by those of passenger Subashini J.Retnam and finally, Dutch national Fun Shun Po.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, cabinet ministers and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.Najib also met with families and relatives of the victims prior to the ceremony.