Datuk Seri Liow Tiong LaiKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 (Bernama) — The arrangements for repatriating the remains of Malaysian victims on board the downed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 will be discussed with the next-of-kin and will be carried out in line with their wishes.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said once the bodies had been identified and the necessary forensic work completed, the next-of-kin would be informed.
“Efforts to locate and identify victims of the MH17 tragedy are ongoing. At all times, we will be guided by the next-of-kin and will endeavour to carry out repatriation in line with their wishes.
“Arrangements are being made for a national day of mourning once all remains have returned to Malaysia,” he said in a statement in Kuala Lumpur, Monday.
Flight MH17 which was carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members was headed to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was believed to have been shot down over Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on July 17.