MH17: Malaysia looking at “Plan B” to bring justice for victims

Malaysia’s Transport Minister said discussions were being carried out with Ukraine, Australia and the Netherlands to work out an alternative plan, after Russia blocked a UN probe into the downing of the plane.

Malaysia is in early discussions with Belgium, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Australia to go ahead with “Plan B” to bring justice for those killed onboard MH17, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said, according to The Star.

“We felt sad when Russia rejected the proposal for the setting up of an international tribunal through a veto vote but we are working on an alternative,” Lai said, according to the paper. “(It’s) either that we will form a multi-state court or bring this matter to the International Criminal Court.”

The Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukrainian airspace on July 17, 2014.  All 298 people on board the aircraft were killed.

Russia blocked the setting up of a UN tribunal saying it was premature, ill-defined and unfounded.

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