Malaysia minister heads for Ukraine to ensure access to downed plane

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will fly to the Ukraine capital of Kiev on Saturday to ensure an investigating team gets safe access to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The United States believes the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile fired from rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. I will be leaving for Kiev tonight to ensure we have access to the site.” Defence Minister and former Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, the public face of the government during the crisis over the missing MH370 airliner in March, said the main priority was to ensure security and that any debris was not tampered with. “We want to get to the bottom of this,” he added, saying international cooperation was needed and that Malaysia had been in touch with officials in Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Britain and China. …read more

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