PETALING JAYA: DAP strongman Lim Kit Siang today commended Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak for reaching an agreement with Ukraine separatists that allowed MH17′s black boxes to be handed over to Malaysia, the recovered bodies to be flown to Netherlands and a four-nation probe team to be given save passage to the crash site.
The bodies are to be transported from rebel held Torez by train to government-controlled Karkiv and flown to Amsterdam for forensic analysis.
Lim called on Malaysians to give Najib their full backing.
“Malaysians must remain united and continue to give full backing to Najib and the government to demand swift justice against the perpetrators of the crime,” he said.
But he noted that it was still unknown whether the pro-Russian separatists would allow an independent inquiry.
He described the shooting down of MH17 as a “crime against humanity” that was “further aggravated by the gruesome and insensitive disrespect shown to the remains of the victims as well as the looting and contamination of the crash site.”
He said Malaysians and the world community were entitled to know who shot the plane down.