(MRK) Mahatir Mohamad Expresses Doubts About MH-17 Investigation, Ukrainian Gvt InnocenceThe former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahatir Mohamad, isn't buying the 'Russia did it' scenario.
Mahathir bin Mohamad: I cannot understand why the Malaysian government did not ask for the black box or the wreckage found in the Ukraine. It is quite unusual. The involvement of Malaysia is limited. They never send a team to take pictures there or investigate. The local media, the mainstream media is very much under the control of the government. Almost immediately after the plane was put down, America accused Russia. And then applied sanctions against Russia. We don't accept news like that.
Q: So you don't accept accusations against Russia?
Mahathir bin Mohamad: No, I don't think even the government accept. We are very neutral, because there is no real evidence. One of the suspects of shooting down the aircraft could be Ukraine. Because they were fighting, and we don't know who actually fired the missile. If it was a missile.
Q: Do you think this investigation is carried out objectively?
Mahathir bin Mohamad: I don't think so, I don't think so.
If it was a missile, means if it wasn't a Ukrainian airforce SU-25 or SU-27.