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Published: Saturday July 26, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday July 26, 2014 MYT 8:17:06 AM

MAS holds multi-faith prayers for MH17 passengers and crew

PETALING JAYA: People of various beliefs held a special multi-faith prayer session in memory of the passengers and crew of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

In a sombre event, Muslims, Christians, Sikh, Buddhists, Taoists, and Hindus offered their prayers to the untimely death of 298 passengers and crew of the plane that was shot down in Ukraine on July 17.

MH17 is believed to have been brought down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukrainian airspace about two hours after departing Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.

Also present at the event were Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and MAS group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya as well as MAS’ top management, the next of kin of the victims and representatives from the New Zealand, Australian, United States, Canadian, Chinese, the Philippines, Ukrainian, Netherlands and Indo­nesian em­bassies, as well as non-governmental organisations such as Mercy Malaysia and Make A Wish Foundation.

Tags / Keywords: MH17, Transport Safety, MH17 crash, MAS, Ukraine

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