Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Pix by Roslin Mat Tahir

SHAH ALAM: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said it is still too early to speculate that flight MH17 was downed by missiles.

Liow was commenting on international reports that investigators in Netherlands found fragments of a suspected Russian missile system the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine.

"The detailed report on the downing of MH17 will be out in October. All these (new) details will be added into the technical report and once it is out, we will know exactly what was the cause of accident.

"We know that it was shot down by a high energy object but what kind, whether it is a ground to air missile or Buk missile, we will have to wait for the report.

"At this point, as far as I am concerned, it is hearsay and it is too early to confirm and speculate whether it is a Buk missile and who owned the Buk missile," he said in a press conference after launching Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd’s (ETCM) flagship Nissan 4S Centre in Glenmarie, here, today.

Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing of the plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur which killed all 298 people on board on July 17 last year, said the parts "are of particular interest to the criminal investigation as they can possibly provide more information about who was involved in the crash of MH17".

It was reported that a statement on their official website said the parts were "possibly originating from a Buk surface-air-missile system" which was developed and used by Russian forces.