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Justice For MH17 Victims Will Be Served, Says PM

In an audio address on his blog, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says it is time for Malaysians to put aside their differences and unite for the greater good. Pic: NSTIn an audio address on his blog, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says it is time for Malaysians to put aside their differences and unite for the greater good. Pic: NSTKUALA LUMPUR: PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday expressed his determination to seek justice for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy.

On his Twitter account, he also voiced his sorrow for family members of the victims.

“Today (yesterday) we received another three Malaysian victims of MH17. I share their pain and we shall not rest until justice is served,” he wrote.

The three victims who arrived yesterday were siblings Muhammad Afzal Tambi, 17, and Marsha Azmeena Tambi, 15, as well as MH17 crew member Shaikh Mohd Noor Mahmood, 44.

The prime minister also called on Malaysians to come together and pool their efforts to realise the vision of making Malaysia a successful and prosperous nation.

Speaking via an audio message on his blog, najibrazak.com, yesterday, Najib said it was time that the people put aside their differences and unite for the greater good.

“Dear beloved nation, on Sept 16, we celebrated Malaysia Day. It has been 51 years since Malaysia was formed,” he said.

“As we can see today, all 13 states and three federal territories of the country have achieved numerous success and growth.

“However, recently, there were some quarters who had tried to secede Sabah and Sarawak from Malaysia.

“I would like to reaffirm that action will be taken by the authorities against those who attempt anything against the nation’s sovereignty and law.”

He said it was not time for the nation’s people to fight with each other, but to cooperate to ensure unity.

“This is to realise the country’s vision, which is to become a successful and prosperous nation.”

On another matter, Najib lauded the international recognition accorded to Malaysia’s initiative in improving Internet and broadband penetration in the country.

Citing a Bernama report in which the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) had praised Malaysia’s initiatives to provide collective Internet access, especially in rural areas, he said it was an encouraging and positive recognition of Malaysia’s efforts to stay in the forefront of technological progress.

“We will continue improving the requisite infrastructure to accommodate growing demand for high-quality Internet access.

“It’s worth noting that the government had implemented the High-Speed Broadband project under the National Broadband Initiative in Budget 2014,” he said.

The ITU had lauded the initiative taken by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to provide for 1Malaysia Internet Centres (PI1M) nationwide, which it said showed the country’s determination to reduce the digital divide among its citizens.

- NST

http://www.nst.com.my/node/35352