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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19, 2014:

Come Dec 3, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney-General (A-G) will head for the Netherlands to discuss among others, the role of the Malaysian team in the joint international investigations into the downing of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 in July.

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Malaysia’s role would be in the itinerary of topics at the meeting with Dutch investigators in Amsterdam.

“At the moment, Malaysia is not in the joint investigation team. We are merely a participant. We must be included in the joint investigation team,” he said.

Khalid will be accompanied by A-G Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail at the discussion with the Dutch investigators.

Khalid was speaking after the International Conference on Law, Order and Criminal Justice 2014 at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (Istac) here today.

Currently, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine and Australia are in the joint investigation team.

During his visit to Malaysia earlier this month, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte had agreed to Malaysia’s participation in the international investigation.

On July 17, MAS Flight MH17 was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when the aircraft, which was carrying 298 passengers and crew, was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

A total of 43 Malaysians were on board the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

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