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Sunday, August 17, 2014


            We, the comrades of Unit 1012, do have empathy and sympathy for the loved ones of the 298 victims of the shot down plane of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. We encourage people to remember them on July 17 every year and even we always remind them to think of how the victims lived on this earth and not die.

            We also feel that those responsible for the shooting down of the plane should face criminal prosecutions. Let us hear from the mother of one of the victims.

Updated: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:59:29 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider : Malaysia
Mum who lost son wants death penalty for MH17 culprits

Hasni Hardi Parlan was on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down in Ukraine. His mother, Asiah Rajikun, now wants those responsible for causing the loss of 298 lives on board MH17 to pay for their crime. – Picture courtesy of Asiah Rajikun, July 21, 2014.
As a Muslim, Asiah Rajikun, 56, has accepted the fact that her son, Hasni Hardi Parlan, is dead.

But the mum wants those responsible for causing the loss of 298 lives on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to be given the death penalty for their “crime”.

"It is god’s will and it has been fated he would die this way but I would like the culprits to pay for what they did to my son and the others on the flight. They should be shot dead for the crime,” Asiah told The Malaysian Insider in a telephone interview.

Hasni, a 32-year-old oil and gas engineer, was on board the Boeing 777 which was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

Hasni, who was based in United Kingdom, had boarded a connecting flight in Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

He was planning to spend a few months with his family for Hari Raya.

Asiah said although she wanted the culprit to die for their crime, she understood that any punishment should be carried out according to the law of the land.

"I understand that the type of punishment that I would like to be inflicted on them may not happen. But that's what I feel. I will accept whatever punishment handed to the culprits once they have been identified and arrested," said Asiah.

Speaking from her home in Segamat, Johor, Asiah said the family would wait for news from the authorities here.

They do not intend to join other families of the MH17 victims at a hotel in Putrajaya.
"We did some prayers for Hasni, it is best to be here. We were told the DNA samples can also be taken here,” said Asiah.

With Hari Raya around the corner, Asiah said her family would not be celebrating the occasion.

"I am not going to cook his favourite ayam masak merah dish. I told his siblings this because I will end up crying in the kitchen," she said.

She said she missed her son’s daily phone calls.

"Though he was far, on the oil platform, right in the middle of the sea or abroad, he never failed to call home every day, sometimes for up to 30 minutes," said Asiah.

She described Hasni, the second of her five children, as a homebody who loved being around his family.

"He was a soft person and filial son," she added.

They were also supposed to celebrate her birthday when he returned.

Asiah turned 56 on July 18, the day she found out her son's plane had been shot down.

"I have accepted his death. And I want his body be brought home."

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