12 Malaysian Chinese victims on the board the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will be cremated before their remains are sent back to Malaysia. Cremation will be done in the Netherlands.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that some of their families agreed to this but he could not tell the actual number of families who had agreed to it.
“So far, two Malaysians have been identified in the ongoing post-mortem in the Netherlands, which is expected to be completed next week,” he said after attending the Nirvana Memorial Garden’s Enlightenment Ceremony here yesterday.
The annual ceremony, in its 24th year, also included prayers for the MH17 victims.
“We don’t know when the remains can be sent to Malaysia but we will coordinate with the Dutch authorities to ensure they can be returned as soon as possible,” he added.
Liow said the date for the country’s national day of mourning on the crash incident would be fixed once all the bodies had been identified.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein indicated that a proposal would be done that the all Malaysians witness the moment of silence to mourn the victims on the plane.
“The mourning section might be more than a minute.”
Our deep condolence with the victims on board the Flight MH17 and their next-of-kin.
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