Elaine Teoh, 27 and Emiel Mahler, 27
Penang-born Elaine Teoh, 27 was a former student of University of Melbourne and lived there with her boyfriend Emiel Mahler, a Dutch national. They were on holiday in Portugal and the Netherlands before boarding flight MH17. They were described as a loving couple who had the utmost respect for each other. They both worked in the financial sector.