PR: MH17 tragedy requires further investigation

SHAH ALAM, 20 July: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) fully supports Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s decision to hold a special parliamentary session regarding the MH17 tragedy.

Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said that PR is also committed to any form of resolution to condemn the tragedy which is deemed as a crime of genocide.

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He said that the PM should clearly state who is responsible for the tragedy, regardless of whoever they are.

“We fully support the efforts to bring those responsible to justice and to take steps to ensure a fast and free investigation.

“This is definitely a very sad day for all Malaysians and we hope that everyone will not issue any sensitive statements to the victims’ families,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Last Friday, Najib announced in a special message that he will call for a special parliamentary session to condemn the tragedy.

Yesterday, his Deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, said that the special parliamentary session will be on July 23.

The Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17 aircraft was believed to have been shot down when passing through the Eastern Ukraine airspace late Thursday night and 298 passengers and crew were killed.

The aircraft took off from Amsterdam at 12.15 pm, local time, and was expected to arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 6.10 am, Malaysian time.

This second incident encountered by MAS in four months, since the MH370 aircraft disappeared, clearly shocked the world and this is the greatest number of victims every recorded in the history of civil aviation.

Last March, the MH370 aircraft was reported missing from radars and till today, it has yet to be found, even after the search operation was extended to south of the Indian Ocean, which is claimed to be the final location of the aircraft.

NS

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