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Tuesday August 19, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Heartfelt messages: People writing their messages on a public board dedicated to the MH370 and MH17 tragedies during 'Fly the Jalur Gemilang' campaign launch in Putrajaya. The event was opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian flags nationwide must be flown at half mast on Friday as a mark of respect for those who died in the MH17 tragedy.
“The national day of mourning is to express the country’s deep sorrow and pay tribute to victims of the tragedy,” said the Prime Minister’s Department in a statement.
The department also issued a directive calling on all ministries, government departments and agencies to fly the flag at half mast on Friday.
The Government had announced a national day of mourning for victims of MH17 on Aug 22, when some of the remains of the Malaysians who were killed in the tragedy would be brought home from the Netherlands.
However, the day would not be declared a public holiday.
The coffins will be transported via a special flight from Amsterdam, and are expected to arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 10am for the receiving ceremony at the Bunga Raya Complex.
To date, 26 Malaysian victims have been identified.
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