Home > News > Nation
Thursday July 24, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday July 24, 2014 MYT 8:11:44 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: All politicians have a national duty to support efforts to resolve the issue of the MH17 incident, says MCA deputy president and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.
“We appreciate the gesture from the Opposition, who are supporting the Government’s motion on the matter,” he said.
“Some Malaysians are quick to point the finger at others and in blaming the Government. We should be united in our most difficult and trying times,” he added.
Dr Wee defended the flight path taken by MH17, saying that it was an approved route by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which was also used by other Asia-Pacific flights.
Dr Wee said all international protocols were respected by the pilots and there was no distress call issued prior to the incident.
Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said it has been a difficult time for all Malaysians and Malaysia Airlines.
“We hope the employees of Malaysia Airlines will stand strong and continue their good service to the country,” she added.
Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the social media was full of various theories on the incident, adding that some of these comments can be hurtful to the families of MH17’s crew and passengers.
MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel (BN-Cameron Highlands) said everyone must respect the agreement made between Malaysia and the relevant parties in bringing back the black box and the victims’ remains to Malaysia.
Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem (BN- Serian) praised Najib’s strong leadership in his diplomatic efforts to broker a deal with the pro-Russian separatists.
Tags / Keywords:
Government, Nation, MH17, MH17 Crash, Ukraine, MAS
MH17: Berlin knew risk of flying above Ukraine, say reports
MH17: Dutch team finds more remains at crash site
MH17: Prosecuting culprits behind crash main priority, says Dutch minister
MH17: Forensic team leaves for Kiev to resume investigations
After a year at war, Ukraine at financial breaking point
No festivity as ex-model Persana checks into Hospital Bahagia
Shahidan: 'Even an elephant can pass through our porous borders'
Sabahans join in Kaamatan festivities
Body of child found buried in kitchen
Court: Cop in the wrong at roadblock shooting
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
Baram folk feel cheated
From taxi driver to city builder
GameStop profit beats on higher sales of Mortal Kombat X
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)