KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has been accepted as a full member of the MH17 Joint Investigation Team which is focused on criminal investigation into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aircraft.
According to a statement from the Attorney-General’s Chambers today, the original members of the team are the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine.
It said Malaysia’s acceptance as a full and equal member of the Joint Investigation Team was conveyed by the Dutch National Public Prosecutor’s Office in a letter dated Nov 28.
The letter was received by Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail today.
“As part of the continuing joint international criminal investigation process, the attorney-general will be leaving for The Hague on Wednesday to attend the Third Eurojust Coordination Meeting on the criminal investigation, scheduled for Dec 4,” said the statement.
The meeting will also be attended by Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
The Boeing 777-200ER aircraft was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17 as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
All 298 passengers and crew, including 44 Malaysians, were killed. – BERNAMA