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Aug 22 designated as day of mourning for MH17 victims

Malaysia has declared Aug 22 as a national day of mourning for victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17, reports The Star.

That same day, the remains of 16 victims will be brought back on a special flight, said Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. 

Of the 16, 15 are Malaysians, and one is a Dutch national. I

"The next-of-kin of the Dutch citizen requested for the remains to be cremated in Malaysia," he said.

Malaysia Airlines flight attendants cry during a multi-faith event to pray for the passengers and crew of MH17 at the airline's academy in Kuala Lumpur, July 25, 2014.
Malaysia Airlines crew at a multi-faith event to pray for the passengers and crew of MH17 in July. PHOTO: Reuters

The identities of the 15 Malaysians will be revealed on the day, though Mr Muhyiddin did reveal that six were Muslims. 

The receiving ceremony will be held at the Bunga Raya Complex in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. 

He also added that the day will not be a public holiday. 

Source: The Star

 

 

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