MH17: Netizens set up virtual memorial to honour victims

MH17: Netizens set up virtual memorial to honour victims

PETALING JAYA - Netizens have set up a virtual memorial, accessible via Facebook, in honour of the 298 people who perished on board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17.

The E-Memorial page contains the details of all the passengers and cabin crew, with pictures included for some of them.

Information such as their hobbies, age and reasons for travelling to Kuala Lumpur are also mentioned in the page.

The public can place free virtual memorial flowers and messages at

Last Friday, a special MAS plane bearing the remains of 20 Malaysians victims killed in the MH17 tragedy landed at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 9.55am.

A ceremony with full military honours was accorded to the victims.

A minute of silence as a mark of respect for the victims was observed before the hearses left KLIA's Bunga Raya Complex.

The remains of two more Malaysians killed on board the ill-fated flight are expected to arrive on Sunday.

Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft is believed to have been shot down over the troubled country.

Forty-three Malaysians perished in the tragedy.

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