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PHOTOS: Flight MH17 deaths marked at Malaysian embassy in Doha


All photos by Elysia Windrum

To mark the deaths of the 298 people killed after their Malaysia Airline flight was shot down while flying over Ukraine last week, a condolence book has been opened at the Malaysian embassy in Doha.

The book, which was signed mostly by the diplomatic community, was only on display until this afternoon, ambassador Dato’ Ahmad Jazri bin Mohamed Johar told Doha News.

The embassy has also lowered its flag to half mast, but plans to raise it again tomorrow, he said, adding:

“It’s the most tragic things that’s happened to Malaysia and it has also made civilian air travel very scary. Things like this shouldn’t be allowed to happen and all the prevention measures should be put in place to make sure it never happens again – and of course, I want to see the people responsible face justice.

I won’t comment on the fact that no explanation has been found yet. Our whole team is there now. Let them do their work.”

MH17 had been traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and was thought to have been hit by a missile from pro-Russian separatists in the area, though Moscow has denied any involvement.

As the exact cause of the plane crash continued to be investigated, Qatar Airways and several other major carriers have said they will cease flying over Ukrainian airspace for now.



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6 years ago

Wonder where are the calls of outcry to pull the WC 2018 from Russia…

6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Russia has booze and loose women

6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Look what happens when one opposes Russia . . .

The irony is that England, which has made the most fuss about Qatar’s bid, wasn’t even up against Qatar in the selection. England was bidding for 2018, and lost out to Russia. However, critical journalists have a habit of dying in Russia.

6 years ago

If it had been an American plane, we would have been preparing now for WWIII, or at least a major geopolitical catastrophe.

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