THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA REQUIRES ACCESS TO THE STUDY OF THE BLACK BOX OF THE BOEING MH17
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said that the investigation of the tragedy of the Boeing MH17, apparently, concentrated on attempts to link him with the Russian, and this is not a neutral investigation.He said Malaysia accepted the investigation report in Holland, but only until the plane was shot down by a missile allegedly fired by Russia.
Mahathir said that although the government agreed that the plane had been shot down by a Russian missile, it could not be certain that the missile had been launched by Russia.
«They accuse Russia, but where is the evidence? We know that the missile that shot down the plane is a Russian-type missile, but it can also be made in Ukraine… It can be the Ukrainian government because they also have the same missile,» he said today during a dialogue and press conference with the Japanese club of foreign correspondents (FCCJ).
Mahathir said that the people of Russia are military and they knew that MH17 is a passenger plane.
«I do not think that a very disciplined party is responsible for the launch of the missile,» he said.
The Prime Minister said that Malaysia should also participate in the study of the black box because the plane belongs to Malaysia and there were Malaysian passengers.
«We may not have the experience, but we can gain experience. For some reason, Malaysia was not allowed to check the black box to see what happened. We don’t know why we’re excluded from the investigation, but we see too much politics in it from the start. The idea was not to find out how it happened but to focus on trying to connect it with the Russians. This is not a neutral examination,» Mahathir said.
«If the investigation was conducted by a neutral party, Malaysia would be ready to accept its results, but now there are political interests in this matter,» he added.