KUALA LUMPUR: Come Dec 3, Malaysia’s inspector-general ofÂ police (IGP) and the attorney-general (A-G) will head for the Netherlands to
discuss among others, the role of the Malaysian team in the joint internationalÂ investigations into the downing of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 in July.
IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Malaysia’s role would be in the itinerary ofÂ topics at the meeting with Dutch investigators in Amsterdam.
“At the moment, Malaysia is not in the joint investigation team. We are merely,Â a participant. We must be included in the joint investigation team,” he said.
Khalid will be accompanied by A-G Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail at the discussionÂ with the Dutch investigators.
Khalid was speaking after the International Conference on Law, Order andÂ Criminal Justice 2014 at the International Institute of Islamic Thought andÂ Civilisation (Istac) here today.
Currently, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine and Australia are in the jointÂ investigation team.
During his visit to Malaysia earlier this month, Netherlands Prime MinisterÂ Mark Rutte had agreed to Malaysia’s participation in the internationalÂ investigation.
On July 17, MAS Flight MH17 was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam whenÂ the aircraft which was carrying 298 passengers and crew was shot down overÂ eastern Ukraine.
A total of 43 Malaysians were on board the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. —BERNAMA