Lim Guan Eng: Justice for MH17

In times of national tragedy, we all must come together and stand united said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in a press conference today.

He said he will give full support on the emergency parliamentary sitting, which will be held on Wednesday.

“We want justice for the 298 people,” he said, referring to the Malaysian Airlines MH 17 aircraft, which has been shot down while crossing the Ukrainian airspace yesterday.

He also called those who are responsible for the attack, including those who supplied the weaponry to be brought to justice.

“They are guilty of murder, they are guilty of a heinous crime and they are guilty of premeditated murder,” he added.

Guan Eng also highlighted that it is important to bring closure for the families of the victims.

“Finding the closure not only in terms of finding the bodies, hopefully the bodies can be retrieved as early as possible and most important of all is to find justice,” he stressed.

Guan also said that the international community must work together to provide safe passage to the crash site, as it is currently a war zone.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called for all flags to be flown at half-mast until Mon, July 21, to mourn following the national tragedy.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down with a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by “Russian-backed” separatists in Ukraine on July 16, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members.