Remains of one more M’sian yet to be identified

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 11 Oct 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: MH17 investigators have identified the remains of Shaliza Zaini Dewa, 45, making her one of the last two Malaysians to be recovered from the crash site.

To date, the remains of 43 Malay­sians have been identified from the 44 Malaysians aboard the tragic MH17, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

Shaliza died along with her Dutch husband Hans van den Hende and their children – Australians Piers, 15, Marnix, 12, and Margaux van den Hende, eight.

Only the remains of Puan Sri Siti Amirah Parawira, 83, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s step-grandmother has not been identified.

Liow also said the discovery of an oxygen mask found around the neck of a MH17 victim’s neck needed further verification from Malaysian in­­vestigators in the Netherlands.

MH17, which was carrying 298 people, was shot down on July 17.

Meanwhile, at the swearing-in ceremony of the 5th Beliawanis bureau committee at Wisma MCA here yesterday, Liow who is MCA president, said the party would continue to empower youth and provide platforms to unleash their potential in efforts to nurture future leaders.

The MCA, he added, was also adapting to new trends, citing its online registration of members.

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