MH17: Remains of three more Malaysian victims arrive

MH17: Remains of three more Malaysian victims arrive

PETALING JAYA - The remains of three more victims of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Friday morning.

On board the commercial flight from the Netherlands were the remains of Muhammad Afzal Tambi and Marsha Azmeena Tambi, the children of Tambi Jiee, who also perished in the same tragedy, and crew member Shaikh Mohd Noor Mahmood.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar were among the VIPs at the airport, along with families of the victims.

This is the fifth arrival of remains which have been repatriated to Malaysia.

The caskets containing the remains were unloaded from the aircraft by a military guard of honour, draped in the national flag and taken to waiting hearses.

Waiting families and dignitaries observed a minute of silence to honour the victims.

MH17 crashed in Ukraine, some 50km from the Russian border, on July 17. The aircraft, carrying 298 passengers and crew members, was enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All on board, among them 43 Malaysians, were killed.

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