Kuala Lumpur thinks it is necessary to set up an international expert team to look into causes of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash in Ukraine, Malaysian Senate President Abu Zahar Ujang has said.
"Malaysia is urging the international community to create a professional expert team, which would carry this investigation to the end in an unbiased, professional and independent manner and would find out the whole truth," he told reporters on Tuesday, after a meeting with Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko in Kuala Lumpur.
"This is why Malaysia is asking all members of the international community to apply their expertise and to provide the entirety of information and skills to hold an unbiased and objective inquiry and to prevent similar tragedies in the future," he said.
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A similar tragedy could have befallen a plane from any country, so all governments, "especially those whose citizens were involved in that tragedy, must do their best and bring this investigation to the end," the Malaysian Senate president said.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. The crash killed 298 persons.