Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Ipoh branch organised a memorial service dedicated to the victims of the missing MH370 and the doomed MH17. The service was held at YMCA Ipoh on Thursday, August 7.
Guests of honour, Dato’ Dr Wee Ka Siong and Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon, along with over a hundred members of the public, attended the service.
“On the day of the incident, July 17, I was the acting transport minister. Three weeks since the incident the country still feels the pain of the loss. I am touched by the efforts of YMCA Ipoh to organise this service. We’re still in the process of receiving the bodies and will ensure that a dignified reception be given to the victims,” he said.
The government, said Wee, will not only unravel the mysteries behind the missing MH370 but will also continue to pursue those responsible for the downing of MH17.
The memorial service ended with the lighting of candles as a form of prayers to remember those who lost their lives in the tragedies.
MH370 went missing while on its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, March 8. Flight MH17 was on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, July 17.