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THE COMMENCEMENT OF COURT TRIAL OF FOUR SUSPECTS IN THE DOWNING OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17

THE COMMENCEMENT OF COURT TRIAL OF

FOUR SUSPECTS IN THE DOWNING OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17

 

Malaysia welcomes the commencement of the court trial of four (4) suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands on 9 March 2020. This is a significant milestone towards finding the truth and establishing justice for the victims of flight MH17 tragedy that occurred on 17 July 2014.

 

As the court trial commences, we are reminded of this inhumane tragedy, which had claimed 298 precious lives, including those of the 43 Malaysian passengers and crew members of flight MH17. Our thoughts and prayers have always been with the victims and their grieving families and loved ones.

 

Malaysia stresses the importance of credible and transparent process, based on the rule of law in order for justice to prevail.

 

As a member of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), Malaysia remains committed to the judicial process and investigation. Malaysia calls upon on all states and actors to cooperate fully with the investigation in accordance with UNSC Resolution 2166 (2014). Malaysia will closely monitor the upcoming court proceedings.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

7 March 2020