MH17: Line the streets as hearses go by, M'sians urged

MH17: Line the streets as hearses go by, M'sians urged
A convoy of hearses, bearing remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, are escorted along the A27 highway by military police to Hilversum, where they will be identified by forensic experts, near Nieuwegein July 23, 2014.

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysians are encouraged to line the streets along which the hearses carrying the bodies of MH17 victims will travel out of the KL International Airport (KLIA), says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari.

However, the public will not be allowed into the Bunga Raya Complex where a military-led tribute ceremony will be held to receive the bodies from the Netherlands.

"Only selected VIPs, next-of-kin and official media appointed by the ministry will be granted entry to the ceremony," said Jailani.

The bodies, said Jailani, were expected to be taken to different locations for the final rites after the ceremony, including the KLIA mosque for Muslim victims.

On Friday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that the Government would declare a day of mourning when the bodies of Malaysian victims in the MH17 tragedy were brought home.

Meanwhile, special restrictions or exclusions for death due to terrorism and war in insurance policies will be waived for victims of the MH17 tragedy, said AIA Berhad.

Its chief executive officer Bill Lisle said the company believed in "doing the right thing" for its customers and would provide help to those concerned.

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