Take note, Malaysians!
Next Friday (August 22nd) will be the national day of mourning for the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
This is the day when the remains of the 15 Malaysians who were killed in the tragedy will be brought home from Netherlands.
Additionally, the remains of one Dutch victim would also be on the flight as the next of kin had requested that the deceased be buried on Malaysian grounds.
It would not be declared a public holiday, but there will be a moment of silence when the coffins arrive.
16 coffins would be transported via a special flight from Amsterdam and are expected to arrive at KLIA at 10am for the receiving ceremony at the KLIA’s Bunga Raya Complex.
The next of kin would be accompanying the remains of their loved ones. The names of the victims would be revealed on that day itself.
The Yang diPertuan Agong is scheduled to be at the ceremony, together with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Cabinet ministers, Mentris Besar, Chief Ministers and families of the victims.
At the end of the ceremony, the remains would immediately be sent to their respective hometowns, accompanied by their next of kin.