Remembering the Malaysian victims of MH17

The Star Online pays tribute to the Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
The Star Online pays tribute to the Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

The remains of 20 Malaysian victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 finally returned home on Friday, Aug 22. As Malaysia mourns the loss of 43 of its citizens in the tragic July 17 incident, we look at the stories of some of them.

Actress was a natural, in everything she did

When Shuba Jay got pregnant in 2012, she knew instinctively that she wanted a natural birth. >>Read more

Doting grandma and her chapati-making lessons

Datin Priya Vijendran, 69, was a doting grandmother. In fact, she was in the Netherlands to spend time with her two grandchildren - seven-year-old Chiara and nine-year-old Leo, the children of her second son Sanjay - in Leiden, Amsterdam. >>Read more

Safety adviser fuels his son's passion for medicine

He was a guide book on life. Always advising them, teaching them about life and asking them to stand out from the rest in whatever they do. >>Read more

Captain Wan was a happy man

Captain Wan Amran Wan Hussin, one of the pilots of the ill-fated MH17 flight, was a hilarious person. >>Read more

The co-pilot with a need for speed

Captain Eugene Choo Jin Leong was a guy who loved speed - and it was not just aeroplanes. He was a big biker, a motocross rider and even a cyclist. >>Read more

First Officer a loving father and filial son, says wife

When he came home from work, MH17's first officer, 29-year-old Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, would always rush to play with his then eight-month-old son Abderrahman. >>Read more

Chief stewardess leaves behind shattered 15-year-old daughter

The elder brother of MH17 chief stewardess Dora Shahila Kassim is determined to fulfill his late sister's dream - by ensuring that her only child Nur Diyana Yazeera would be successful in life. >>Read more

MH17 first Malaysian victim identified

Elaine Teoh, 27, from Penang, was the first Malaysian victim to be identified by forensic experts in the Netherlands, three weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down with 298 people on board. >>Read more

Stewardess' dream of taking to the skies turns to nightmare

It was Ms Nur Shazana Mohamed Salleh's childhood dream to become an air stewardess. >>Read more

Steward switched shift to be on MH17

Flight steward Sanjid Singh Sandu, 41, was not supposed to be on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. >>Read more

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