3 months after the MH17 tragedy

Photograph : Memorial Service for casualties of MH17, held at Nalanda Centre on 23 July 2014.

Today marks three months since the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace, while on a routine flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17 July.  The great loss of lives from this horrific incident is still felt by our country and people.

In the aftermath of this tragedy, Malaysians from all walks of life came together as a nation to face the grief and shock in solidarity.  Let us continue our prayers for those who perished on MH17 and their loved ones, with thoughts of ‘mettā’ (loving-kindness) and ‘karunā’ (compassion).  We wish them much strength and patience in facing this difficult period in their lives.  Let them know that we care!