10th Jul 2012, 17:01
My father as a passenger was killed on flight MH653 I'm looking to visit the memorial site as it will be 35 years this year! I have never been before.
Does anyone know if other family members of the victims go regularly on the actual day, do they hold a service of some kind or what is the procedure?
I am new to all of this so any help, advice would be welcome :)
12th Jul 2012, 13:08
And no comments:sad: I guess nobody is interested anymore.
I now know there is more to this tragedy than we were ever told, I have read everyones comments on the why's & wherefores and I totally agree this needs closure and we all need the truth!
For to long To many innocent peoples families have suffered! Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, Daughters, friends and colleagues and why? Because of greed and corruption????
It's never to late to put something right, only the people on board that fateful flight witnessed what happened and what fear must they have gone through! I'm guessing there are still peolpe alive that know more than we do!
So yes it's time to - Let the Truth come out, Let the innocent victims souls rest in peace and Let the families find closure.
I guess to some this happened a long time ago and it's old news but believe me to us it's still like it was yesterday!
The events of that day are as clear now as they were nearly 35 years ago! I was standing in my kitchen just before leaving for work when I heard the news on the radio...... I froze on the spot and I knew then in my heart Dad was never coming home!!!!!
No internet or emails in those days.......It took hours of phone calls and waiting until finally confirmed.
The events of that day will stay with me forever!
12th Jul 2012, 14:18
There's a long thread about this incident on here .. try using the search function :)
12th Jul 2012, 14:19
Here you go ... http://www.pprune.org/south-asia-far-east/285937-hijacked-mas-flight-mh-653-4th-december-1977-a.html
12th Jul 2012, 14:50
Thank you Training Wheels :)
I did see those when I first looked at this site! I shall carry on my search for information :)
12th Jul 2012, 15:01
Malaysia airlines normally has a small gathering and memorial service at subang airport on the anniversary of the unfortunate crash.
try and get in touch with their 5 star service team and see if they can set you up with a invite.
my condolence to you. my dad was supposed to be on that flight, but his mother demanded he be around for some occasion.
12th Jul 2012, 17:48
Thank you so much for your post, I was a a loss as to who to contact.
I will try your suggestion and fingers crossed I get some feed back.
You and your family are very lucky and have a lot to thank your mum for!:)
13th Jul 2012, 03:35
This is some info on the memorial at JHB
JB: 13th Feb 2008, 04:13 * #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Global village
Belated condolences and best wishes to you and your family.
There is a memorial called the Tanjung Kupang Memorial located at Jalan Kebun Teh in Johor Baru city in the state of Johor on the southern edge of Peninsula Malaysia.
You can travel to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, then take a domestic flight to Johor Baru. Taxis are easily available from Sultan Ismail airport in Senai ( where Johor Baru airport is ) to the memorial. Altenatively, you can come via Singapore using bus services from Changi airport to Johor Baru city, then via taxi to the memorial.
For more info, you can google " Tanjung Kupang Memorial ". However the stories weaved in the wikipaedia entries should be taken with a big spoonful of salt.
Good luck and best wishes again.
13th Feb 2008, 06:58 * #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The Orient
Tanjung Kupang Memorial
The monument stands within a quiet alcove on a grassy knoll located between an established school, SJKC Foon Yew ( Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Foon Yew - ie Foon Yew National Type Chinese School ) and a housing estate known as Taman Majidee. There are many tall pine trees at this location. The road, Jalan Kebun Teh is a busy road due to the location of the popular school.
Hope this info helps. Best wishes and Godspeed on your quest to honour your gramps.
Best to contact MAS PR department. They should be able to help. Best of luck.
13th Jul 2012, 06:54
Hi Taufupok :)
Thank you so much for your kind words I will pass them on to the rest of the family.
I have to say reading all those posts re the cause of the flight was quite mind blowing!! but like I said in another post only those on board really know what went on up there!
Once again Thank you & Kind regards to you & your family:)