KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) reminded the public not to spread images of those who died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Its chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tirmizi urged the public to respect those who have lost their lives, and the next-of-kin in last night’s MH17 tragedy.

"We request that the contents or the pictures of MH17 victims not be disseminated, shared, linked or displayed in social media sites or other platforms through the Internet," he said in the commission's Facebook page.

“We are all saddened and extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims,” said he added.