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Prime Minister Najib praised for handling of flight MH17 tragedy

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister was praised Tuesday for the way he was handling the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in stark contrast to four months ago when he was pilloried for the apparent bungling over the disappearance of another plane.

"Good Job Prime Minister Najib Razak for deftly negotiating the handing over of passenger remains and the black boxes," tweeted prominent lawyer and social activist Ambiga Sreneevasan.

"Well done Malaysian team," she added.

Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang urged Malaysians to continue supporting Najib’s efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators of the MH17 tragedy.

"Malaysians must remain united on the MH17 disaster, continue to give full backing to Najib and the government to demand swift justice against the perpetrators of this crime," he said in a blog post.

Najib has been personally overseeing the government’s efforts during the tragedy and informing the public since the plane with 298 people aboard crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, apparently after being shot down by a missile.


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