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Remains Of Five More MH17 Crash Victims To Arrive On Friday

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KUALA LUMPUR – The remains of another five victims of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Flight MH17 tragedy will arrive in Malaysia this Friday at the Bunga Raya Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 8.30am.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in a statement, here, yesterday said this would be the sixth arrival of remains, repatriated to Malaysia from Amsterdam.

“These remains will be accorded full military honours,” he said in the statement.

The remains of Muhammad Afruz Tambi, the last member of the late Tambi Jiee’s family who perished in the tragedy, will be arriving home along with Liew Yau Chee, Lee Kiah Yeen, Meling Anak Mula and Mathew Ezekial Sivagnanam.

Liow said with this arrival, 42 of the Malaysians, who perished on board MH17 would have been returned to their next of kin.

“So far, 27 passengers and 15 crew members have been identified from the total number (43) of Malaysians on board the flight,” he said. – Bernama


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