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Mark your calendars, Malaysians! It has been announced that 22nd August will be the national day of mourning for the lives that were lost in the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 crash.

According to News Straits Times, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has declared that the national day of mourning will be held once the remains of the Malaysian victims arrived in Malaysia.


It was reported that so far only 24 remains of Malaysian victims have been identified but only 15 bodies will be transported back to Malaysia. The identities of the 15 victims will be made known on the day of mourning itself. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the efforts to identity the remains of other victims will continue but for now, the identified remains are scheduled to arrive at 10am on 22nd August.

It was also reported that there was a request to bring back the remains of a Dutch citizen to be laid rest in Malaysia while the other 2 remains of Malaysian victims have been requested to be cremated.

Pray For Malaysia

Meanwhile, the deputy director-general of Special Affairs Department (Jasa) Datuk Abu Talik Harun will be holding the #PrayForMalaysia programme at Dataran Merdeka this Friday (15th August). The event will be held to show gratitude and to remember the tragedies that has affected the country recently.

For more news about #MH17,  click here for the aftermath of the tragic plane crash.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who were on board the #MH17 flight.

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