His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah Muizzuddin Ibni Almahrum Sultan Azlan Shah accompanied by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and state executive councillors were at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Ipoh on the morning of Friday, August 22 to receive the bodies of three MH 17 victims.
It was a solemn moment for the Sultan, his entourage, relatives and members of the public who had gathered early to witness the arrival of the coffins with the deceased.
The three coffins, draped in the national flag, Jalur Gemilang, were off-loaded from a Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130 transport aircraft soon after it landed at the Ipoh airport around noon.
The three were chief stewardess Azrina Takob, 41, who hailed from Alor Star, Kedah. Her remains were buried at the Masjid Al Hidayah Muslim cemetery in Asam Kumbang, Taiping. Chong Yee Peng, 40, a stewardess, from First Garden, Ipoh was interred at the Paradise Memorial Park, Chemor. Passenger Noor Rahimmah Mohd Nor, 67, was buried at the Masjid Lama Muslim cemetery in Tambun. Rahimmah leaves a husband and a daughter while Azrina a husband and two kids.
The three were among the 25 identified Malaysian victims of the air tragedy that took the lives of 298. Malaysian Airline Flight MH 17 was shot down over war-torn Eastern Ukraine on July 17.