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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has confirmed that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which went down in Eastern Ukraine did not give out a distress call.
He said the flight route was declared safe by International Civil Aviation Organisation and International Air Transport Association stated that the airspace MH17 was traversing was not subject to restrictions.
“If it is confirmed that the plane is shot down, then the perpetrators must be brought to justice,” he told a press conference at the Sama Sama hotel in Sepang.
Najib said that he has talked to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko who pledged a full, thorough investigation into the incident.
He said that the Ukranian president had confirmed negotiations with rebels for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor.
Najib also confirmed that he had spoken to US President Obama and they had agreed that an international team should have full access to the crash site, and that no one was to move any debris including the black box.
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