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MH17: Malaysia Will Not Rest Until It Secures Justice

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is unwavering in its resolve to hold the perpetrators responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) in July 2014, accountable for their actions. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said that Malaysia and the other Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) members would not rest until they have secured justice for…

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Flight MH17 Downed By Russian Military Missile

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AMSTERDAM – The Buk anti-aircraft missile used to bring down flight MH17 belonged to the 53rd Brigade of the Russian army stationed in Kursk, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said in a press conference in Bunnik, the Netherlands, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported. “The JIT has come to the conclusion that the (Buk) with which MH17…

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Ukraine, Netherlands Discuss Cooperation On MH17 Crash Probe

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  KIEV – The Ukrainian and Dutch law enforcement chiefs met here on Monday to discuss the cooperation between the two countries on the investigation of the MH17 crash, the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s General Office said in a statement, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting was attended by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, his Dutch…

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Ukraine, Netherlands Discuss Cooperation On MH17 Crash

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PROBE KIEV – The Ukrainian and Dutch law enforcement chiefs met here on Monday to discuss the cooperation between the two countries on the investigation of the MH17 crash, the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s General Office said in a statement, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting was attended by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, his Dutch…

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Image Of Painting By MH17 Tragedy Vicitm On T-Shirt

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PUTRAJAYA – The image of  two paintings by Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victim, Muhammad Afif Tambi, have been printed on T-shirts for sale  to raise funds for the construction of Surau Al-Ghazali in Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak. His cousin, Nur Sabrina Irwan Zulkarnain, 20, said she found the two paintings while cleaning Muhammad Afif’s house after the tragedy. “The construction…

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MH17: Families Gather For Briefing And Memorial Ceremony

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  PUTRAJAYA – A memorial service to mark the third anniversary of  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy which was shot down in Ukraine in 2014 was held behind a closed-door gathering here today. The next-of-kin of victims of MH17 attended the event which was held at a leading hotel. They were seen arriving at the hotel in stages…

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Netherlands Right Place To Try MH17 Suspects

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KUALA LUMPUR – The decision to choose the Netherlands as the country in which the prosecution of suspects in the downing of  Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will take place is the right one, said local aviation experts. They said that the Netherlands was suitable not only because the majority of the victims were Dutch but also due to Amsterdam’s credibility as…

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Liow To Bried Next-Of-Kins Of Victims Of MH17 Thursday

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SEPANG – The next-of-kins of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down in Ukraine in 2014 will be briefed on the prosecution process to be carried out in the Netherlands on Thursday (July 13) in Putrajaya. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the ministry would invite all the next-of-kins for the briefing to provide…

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MH17 Suspects To Be Prosecuted In The Netherlands

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia has agreed that the prosecution of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 be done in the Netherlands. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said  Malaysia together with its Joint Investigation Team (JIT) partners, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine and Australia had agreed that the prosecution takes place…

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MAS Settles With Australian Family Over MH17

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PETALING JAYA – Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has reached a settlement with an Australian family which lost four family members on board flight MH17 when it was shot down over Ukraine three years ago. Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris from Perth lost three children, Mo, 12; Evie, 10; and Otis, eight, during the crash along with…

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Ukraine Takes Russia To ICJ Over Acts Of Terrorism, Including Downing Of MH17

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KUALA LUMPUR – The downing of MH17 has been included as part of the proceedings instituted by Ukraine in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague in the Netherlands, to hold Russia accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of unlawful aggression against Ukraine. Ukraine Ambassador to Malaysia, Olexander Nechytaylo…

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Dutch Police Seize MH17 Crash Debris From Reporter

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AMSTERDAM: Dutch police have taken items from a journalist here, including possible human remains, which he found at the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, prosecutors said Sunday. Freelancer Michel Spekkers was met by police as he returned to Schiphol airport late Saturday after visiting the region and writing an article about his…

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MH17: International Tribunal, Avenue To Prosecute Perpetrators

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia should choose an international tribunal as the next course of action to prosecute those responsible for shooting down their MH17 aircraft. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) test pilot Prof Dr Mohd Harridon Mohamed Suffian said that option offers an optimum avenue to showcase the prosecution to the international community in contrast to…

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MH17: Two Prosecution Option Identified – Ab Aziz

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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…

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Liow: Malaysia Determined To Seek Justice For MH17 Victims

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia remains single-minded in its pursuit to prosecute those who are responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. In a statement Thursday, the Transport Minister said this was through appropriate effective prosecution mechanism. He said the interim report released by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for…

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Rebel Rocket Did Not Down MH17 Airliner Over Ukraine – Kremlin

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Wednesday that radar data showed that Malaysian airliner MH17 was definitely not brought down by a rocket fired from territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. International prosecutors investigating the plane’s downing are due to report their findings later on Wednesday and have said they…

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Investigators To Report On 2014 Downing Of MH17 Over Ukraine

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AMSTERDAM: An international team of prosecutors investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014 will report findings on Wednesday but are unlikely to bring charges against anyone, given legal and political obstacles. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a surface-to-air missile while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and…

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M’sia Won’t Give Up On Justice For MH17 Victims

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NEW YORK: Malaysia will consider the option of prosecuting the party responsible for downing MH17 after completion of the probe being conducted by the Joint Investigation Team. The team comprises the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia remained committed to seeking justice for victims…

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MH17: Malaysia Committed To Seeking Justice For Victims, Says Ahmad Zahid

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NEW YORK: Malaysia will consider the option of prosecuting the party responsible for downing MH17 after completion of the investigation being conducted by the Joint Investigation Team comprising the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia remained committed in seeking justice for victims of MH17,…

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Dutch Boadcaster Reports MAS Settles Damages With MH17 Victims

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AMSTERDAM: Malaysia Airlines has struck a deal to settle damages claims for most victims of its MH17 flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine two years ago on Sunday, Dutch national broadcaster NOS reported.   Under the Montreal Convention, airlines must pay damages of up to about 130,000 euros (RM572,300) to victims’ families, regardless…

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MH17: Malaysia Continues To Strive For Justice

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government continues all efforts to find a full and satisfactory explanation of the events that led to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy, which was shot down over Donetsk, Ukraine, two years ago. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia continued to strive for justice through the avenues…

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Those Responsible For Downing MH17 Must Be Held Accountable

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ULAANBAATAR (Mongolia) – Leaders attending the 11th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit on Saturday said those responsible for the downing of MH17 two years ago must be held accountable and brought to justice. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the leaders wanted action to be taken in accordance with the United…

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Family Of Seven MH17 Passengers File Suit Against MAS

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KUALA LUMPUR: The next of kin of seven passengers of the ill-fated Flight MH17 have filed a civil suit against Malaysia Airlines for alleged breach of contract and negligence. The 11 plaintiffs filed the suit on behalf of four Indonesians and three Dutch nationals at the High Court registry here Friday. Counsel Dr S. Arunan…

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MH17: Next-Of-Kin File Suit Against MAS

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KUALA LUMPUR – The next-of-kin of seven passengers on board ill-fated Flight MH17 today filed a negligence and breach of contract suit against Malaysia Airlines System Berhad (MAS) with respect to the loss of lives of their family members. The flight carrying 298 passengers and crew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine…

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Airline And MAB Ordered To Respond To Suit By Kin Of MH17 Crew Members

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KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court has ordered Malaysia Airlines to respond to the civil suit filed by the next-of-kin of six MAS crew members on board the ill-fated Flight MH17 over claims of breach of contract and negligence. Its deputy registrar Mohamad Shafiq Mohd Sazali directed Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and Malaysia Airlines Bhd…

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MH17: MAS, MAB Given Until July 27 To File Defence Statement

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KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court here today ordered Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS) and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) to file their defence statement over a suit filed by the next of kin of six crew onboard the ill-fated MH17. Deputy Registrar Mohamad Shafiq Mohd Sazali gave the two companies until July 27 to do…

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MH17: Dutch Makes ‘Pressing Request’ To Russia

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  THE HAGUE – Dutch investigators probing who is to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 two years ago have pressed Russian authorities to hand over outstanding evidence, officials said Thursday. Initial results from the criminal inquiry into who shot down the ill-fated flight over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 killing…

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Raids In Germany, Switzerland In MH17 Probe

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THE HAGUE: German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday. Among the objects seized during last week’s raids were “apparently explosive papers” which Dutch investigators hope may narrow down the search for those behind the…

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Tambi Jiee’s Next-of-kin Receive Financial Aid From Government

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KUCHING – The next- of-kin of the Tambi Jiee family who perished in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy in 2014, were the first to receive the one-time USD5000 (RM20,000) financial aid from the government. The contribution was presented by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim to Tambi’s eldest brother Drahman…

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Najib Receives Appreciation Message From MH17 Crash Victim’s Family

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Wednesday thanked a family member of the MH17 crash victim for the kind words he had received. The message was from Harbinder Kaur, the wife of the late Karamjit Singh Karnail Singh, 54, one of the MH17 crash victims. “Received this lovely card from…

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