KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia and member countries of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) are continuing discussions on two prosecution options in seeking justice in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines’ MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said the options were prosecution at the national level by one of the member nations in the JIT and prosecution at an international tribunal specially set up by the JIT members.
“However, between the two options, the decision will depend on the findings of the criminal investigation (into the air crash),” he said at the Dewan Rakyat sitting, here, today.
Ab Aziz was replying to a question from Datuk Johari Abdul (PKR-Sungai Petani) on the method taken by the government in seeking justice in the MH17 case.
MH17 was shot down while flying at 30,000 feet over the volatile area of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 passengers and crew onboard, including 44 Malaysians. – BERNAMA