KUANTAN (Bernama) – Investigations at the Malaysia Airlines flight (MAS) MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine must be done fast as the cold season to envelope the region soon could make the process difficult.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the cold season with snow that would occur in the area in a few weeks’ time would hamper the investigations by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) investigation team which would depart for the crash site tonight.
“Tonight, 30 PDRM officers and other personnel will leave for Ukraine to continue with the investigations into the MH17 crash and to find the remains of some yet unfound victims for DNA testing before flying them to their countries of origin including Malaysia.
“The investigations need to be carried out before the cold season comes in a few weeks’ time because when the area is covered with snow, the investigations cannot go on anymore,” he told reporters after opening the Kuantan Umno division delegates’ meeting, here, today.
He said with such a weather condition, the investigations must be conducted immediately by PDRM to find anymore remains or evidence at the crash site.
“This is for the international investigators and Malaysia to bring the evidence to court to see whether the MAS plane had been shot down by a missile, as parts of the aircraft were scattered all over the crash site.”