PUTRAJAYA: MALAYSIA has been accepted as a full member of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the criminal act of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said the country would join the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine, who were the original members of the team.

He said the notification of the acceptance of Malaysia as a full and equal member of the JIT was conveyed by the Dutch National Public Prosecutor’s Office through a letter, dated Nov 28, received by the Attorney-General’s Chambers yesterday.

“As part of the continuing joint international criminal investigation process, the attorney-general will be leaving for The Hague tomorrow to attend the Third Eurojust Coordination Meeting on the criminal investigation, which is scheduled on Thursday.”

Gani said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar would also attend the meeting.

Last month, Khalid was reported to have called on the team to include Malaysian investigators to play a more active role in the
probe instead of being mere participants.