MH17: Remains of two more Malaysians brought home

MH17: Remains of two more Malaysians brought home

SEPANG - The remains of two more Malaysian victims who were on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 - Shell employee Tambi Jiee, 49, and one-year-old Benjamin Lee Jian Han - have been brought home.

The commercial flight carrying their remains reached the Bunga Raya complex at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport here about 8.30am.

They were accorded full military honours.

A moment of silence was observed by those present, including their families, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and other Cabinet ministers.

Two hearses carrying the remains were driven past the families and dignitaries before they were taken to their final resting place.

Tambi Jiee, whose family of six perished in the crash, was the third family member brought home Tuesday after his wife and a son on Aug 22. His remains were flown to Kuching via Royal Malaysian Air Force C130 aircraft.

Benjamin's remains were taken to the Xiao En Bereavement Care Centre in Cheras.

He was with his mother - Universiti Malaysia Sabah lecturer Ng Shi Ing, 33 - and aunt Elisabeth Ng Lye Ti, 30, on the aircraft when it crashed in Ukraine on July 17, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members.

The remains of Shi Ing and Lye Ti remains were sent back separately earlier. To date the remains of 35 victims have been repatriated back to Malaysia.

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