LIVE REPORT #MH17 Parliamentary Session | 'Nothing' in Donestk deal other than three outcomes
5.05pm: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says there is no “deal” involved in the agreement brokered with east Ukraine separatist leader Alexander Borodai.
He was responding to a question by Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Bagan) who asked if the separatists had demanded anything in return from Malaysia.
He labelled Najib's success in negotiating with the separatists as a "diplomatic coup", and that it was done on the basis of securing the crash site.
"It was done in a smart way by the PM," he stresses.
"There is nothing in the deal. There was no other deals- the PM has told me. There were only the three agreements as we have outlined."
He also says that government will form a special investigative team consisting of police, the Department of Civil Aviation and other agencies to ensure investigations can start as soon as possible.
“If it is true that MH17 was shot down, Malaysia will pressure the parties responsible for this most despicable crime against humanity to be brought to face justice and punished severely,” he says.
He says negotiation with the separatists does not impair Malaysia’s resolve for justice if it is later established that the separatists were the ones who shot down the plane.
"We have no forgiveness for them, no matter who is responsible, if it is proven. We stick to our promise (to pursue justice)," he adds.
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