MH17: Separate ceremony for second batch of victims says Transport Minister

MH17: Separate ceremony for second batch of victims says Transport Minister

SEPANG - A separate ceremony to receive a second set of victims' remains from the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 incident may be held as early as Sunday.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said two more bodies were ready to be flown back from the Netherlands.

But, he said, there were still more details being worked out.

"We will release information on this from time to time," Liow said at a press conference here yesterday.

There were 43 Malaysians on the plane when it was shot down over the Ukraine on July 17; 28 passengers and 15 crew.

As of Wednesday, the remains of 30 Malaysian victims have been identified.

Twenty of them will be arriving at the KL International Airport's Bunga Raya Complex today.

They are of 11 passengers and the rest crew members.

The passengers: Foo Ming Lee; Karamjit Singh; Ng Qing Zheng; Mabel Anthony Samy; Paul Rajasingam Sivagnanam; Ng Lye Ti; Ariza Gazalee; Muhammad Afif Tambi; Noor Rahimmah Mohd Nor; Mohd Ali Md Salim; and Hasni Hardi Parlan.

The crew: First Officer Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi; Chief Stewardesses Dora Shahila Kassim and Azrina Yakob; Leading Stewardesses Mastura Mustafa and Lee Hui Pin; Stewardesses Hamfazlin Sham Mohamed Arifin; Nur Shazana Mohamed Salleh; Angeline Premila Rajandaran and Chong Yee Pheng.

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