Malaysia to Participate as Full Member of MH17 Crash Investigation Team

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December 6, 2014

Malaysia will join the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash investigation team focused on identifying the perpetrators of the shootdown and subsequent crash. The country will be participating with investigation teams from Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

MH17 is believed to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists. All of those aboard the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight perished in the crash, including 44 Malaysian citizens.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that his country's participation in the investigation should help uncover vital evidence used to bring those responsible for the tragedy to justice. According to the Malay Mail, high-ranking Malaysian investigators departed on Wednesday for the Hague to attend a meeting on the current state of the criminal investigation.

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