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Malaysia verifying whether MH17 crash linked to Russia-Ukraine

Malaysia verifying whether MH17 crash linked to Russia-Ukraine

Star Online Report
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses reporters at the Sama-Sama Hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. Razak demanded swift justice for those responsible if Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 that came down in Ukraine was found to have been shot down. Photo: Reuters
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses reporters at the Sama-Sama Hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. Razak demanded swift justice for those responsible if Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 that came down in Ukraine was found to have been shot down. Photo: Reuters

The Transport Ministry and the Armed Forces were still trying to verify whether the crashed planed was due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, said Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

“There are many information circulating on the Internet now thus we must be verify each information, reports The Star Online.

“All relevant Malaysian authorities are making contact with their Russian counterpart at this moment,” he said when contacted Friday.

He added that the Prime Minister would be obtaining more information from MAS operation centre at the KL International Airport (KLIA).

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