Malaysian contingent's tribute to MH17 victims at Commonwealth Games' opening
The Malaysian contingent paid tribute to the victims of the ill fated flight MH17 at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, held on Thursday morning (July 24) in Glasgow, Scotland.
All of their athletes wore black arm bands around their left arm and at the head of the contingent, Malaysian cyclist Fatehah Mustapha, 25 carried the Malaysian flag at half mast. A group of athletes also wore the uniform for the Malaysia Airlines cabin crew.
Black armbands worn by the the Malaysian contingent. Photo: Reuters
Singapore's Minister for Manpower, Tan Chuan Jin applauded the tribute in his tweet.
— Tan Chuan-Jin (@chuanjin1) July 23, 2014
Mr Tan was in Glasgow to attend the opening ceremony of the games along with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Mr Lawrence Wong.
The move was applauded on twitter by those watching the ceremony.
— QPR MALAYSIA (@MyQPR) July 23, 2014
— An (@AanRazally) July 23, 2014
Malaysian Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Khairy Jamaluddin was live tweeting from the ceremony and according to him, there was a tremendous applause when the Malaysian contingent marched out.
Singapore sent a 70-strong contingent to the games, which will end on Aug 3..