Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak is committed firm action to be taken against the perpetrators in the downing of flight MH17 and promised those responsible will be brought to justice.
The statement was made following the conclusion of international prosecutors investigating the tragedy on 17th July 2014 that killed all 298 passengers and airline crew on board the ill-fated flight en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, most of them Dutch citizens.
Investigations had also identified 100 potential suspects of the plane’s downing, shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile launched from eastern Ukraine. At the time of the incident, pro-Russian separatists were fighting the Ukrainian government forces in the region.
Though the Russian government denied any direct involvement in the Ukraine conflict or responsibility in the downing of MH17, it has resulted in the European Union and Unites States to impose sanctions upon Russia.
While the prosecutors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine deliberate on the next cause of action, Malaysia Airline System (MAS) has gone through two tragedies; MH370 and MH17 of such magnitude in a span of four months.
The losses dealt by MAS not only impacted its bookings but raised concerns of flight risks and threats. Many aviation experts agreed for a better global aviation system in aircraft tracking, overflying conflict zones and sharing of information between airlines on airspace threats.