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Malaysia to push for international court on MH17

Октябрь 16, 2015    
Malaysia to push for international court on MH17

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Malaysia is committed to working with the MH17 joint investigation team (JIT) members to push for an independent international court to prosecute those responsible for the downing of the plane, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, according to The Star.

"The technical investigations revealed by the Dutch Safety Board on the Malaysia Airlines aircraft confirmed that a BUK missile hit MH17. It is a criminal act and we need to find out who the culprits are," said Liow, who is in the Chinese capital for the Asian Political Parties' Special Conference on the Silk Road, the report says.

Although Malaysia's United Nations resolution for an international criminal tribunal was vetoed by Russia in July, he said the JIT members, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine and Australia, would push for an independent court to handle the case.

"An international court is needed because our national court may not be able to extradite the culprits," Liow said.

In Malaysia, the Attorney-General's Chambers, Transport Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry will work together on achieving this goal.

The investigation by the Dutch Safety Board came to a conclusion that MH17 had been downed while flying over eastern Ukraine by Russian surface-to-air Buk missile.

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