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DECEMBER 2020

“Where Is the Evidence?”: Malaysian PM Slams MH17 Investigation As Not Impartial And Politically Motivated

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"Where Is the Evidence?": Malaysian PM Slams MH17 Investigation As Not Impartial And Politically Motivated

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that the investigation into the 2014 crash of the Malaysia Airlines-operated Boeing in Ukraine was not conducted in an impartial manner, but was rather focused on simply pinning the blame on Russia for political reasons.

Speaking at a press conference at the Japanese Foreign Correspondents’ Club on May 30, Mohamad revealed that Malaysia has not been allowed to examine  the plane’s flight recorder so far.

“For some reasons, Malaysia was not allowed to check the black box to see what happened. We don’t know why we are excluded from the examination but from the very beginning, we see too much politics in it and the idea was not to find out how this happened but seems to be concentrated on trying to pin it to the Russians. This is not a neutral kind of examination“, the prime minister said, as quoted by the Malaysian National News Agency.

The prime minsiter said that there was not enough evidence to blame Russia and the missile may have been launched by both the rebels and the Ukrainian government.

They are accusing Russia but where is the evidence? We know the missile that brought down the plane is a Russian type missile, but it could also be made in Ukraine. You need strong evidence to show it was fired by the Russians, it could be by the rebels in Ukraine, it could be Ukrainian government because they too have the same missile”.

Besides this, Mohamad said out that he did not believe that the missile had been launched by such a “disciplined” party as Russia.

The MH17 flight crashed near the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board died.

Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said the team was convinced that a BUK TELAR missile was used to down MH17, and that it originated from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade (53rd Brigade) of the Russian Army.

Both Malasia and Russia were excluded from partaking in the investigation. Moscow repeatedly denied the accusations about its involvement in the tragedy. It also described the case as a political motivated and said that it had provided JIT with evidence proving that it was Ukraine’s Buk systems that hit the Boeing. This information was ignored by the investigators.

Blatant violations of the impartiality of the investigation has raised serious doubts about the real goals of the JIT, de-facto controlled by the EU bureaucrats and the US. However, mainsream media outlets and Western diplomats ignore this problem and push their “Russia is guilty” narrative.

If one translates the recent remarks by the Malaysian prime minister from the diplomatic language to a direct speech, he will find out that he stated that Malaysia has little doubts that the MH17 was intentionally shot down by the Ukrainian government. He also points out that the side controlling the JIT and thus the investigation is concealing the criminals, hiding data and limiting the participation of third sides in the ‘international’ investigation.

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