Malaysia 'will not rest' until justice secured for MH17 victims


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 6 Jun 2018

The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which crashed over Ukraine in July 2014, seen in Gilze Rijen, Netherlands.

The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which crashed over Ukraine in July 2014, seen in Gilze Rijen, Netherlands.

PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook received a joint courtesy call by the Netherlands ambassador and Australian High Commissioner on Tuesday (June 5).

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and MH17, as well as other bilateral transportation issues were discussed in the meeting with Karin Mossenlechner (Netherlands) and Andrew Goledzinowski (Australia), according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday (June 6).

“On the MH17 tragedy, Loke commended the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the progress of its investigation and reaffirmed Malaysia`s position as per the Government`s statement issued on May 25, 2018,” said the ministry.

Loke also reiterated that Malaysia is carefully and thoroughly studying the latest findings of the JIT criminal investigation.

Apart from that, Loke stressed Malaysia’s continued commitment to the JIT’s collective effort for justice.

“Malaysia is unwavering in its resolve to hold perpetrators of this heinous crime accountable for their actions.

"Malaysia and the other JIT members will not rest until they have secured justice for the innocent victims of flight MH17, and provide closure for the victims’ loved ones,” the statement added.

Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

As for Flight MH17, all 298 people on board were killed when the jet came down in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.