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Beh Yuen Hui
Monday, Sep 15, 2014

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Two more MH17 victims identified

The Star/ANN | Beh Yuen Hui | Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Final respects MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong paying their last respects to Mah Chow Nam, the father of Perak MCA chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon (second from right) during their visit at the wake at Changkat Kruing. On the right is Dr Mah’s mother, Lee Kee Hiong.

KUALA LUMPUR- All remains of the 15 crew members of MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine have been identified.

The last crew member identified was steward Shaikh Mohd Noor Mahmood, 44, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

As for passengers, the latest to be identified was Liew Yau Chee - bringing the total number of Malaysians identified to 36.

"We are coordinating with Dutch authorities to speed up the identification process for the remaining seven victims.

"Hopefully their remains are in Netherlands, otherwise, we will have to return to the crash site to look for them," he said.

So far, the remains of 32 Malaysians and three Dutch victims have been repatriated to Malaysia.

"We are making arrangements to bring back the remains of four victims, including the two children of (Shell employee) Tambi Jiee, who were identified last week," said Liow.

They are Marsha Azmeena, 15, and Muhammad Afzal, 17.

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