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Don't tamper with crash site, Malaysia warns

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak wants there to be no interference with the wreckage at the crash site in eastern Ukraine. (Source: CBS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak wants there to be no interference with the wreckage at the crash site in eastern Ukraine. (Source: CBS)

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (CBS) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday warned against any interference to the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passengers plane after it was allegedly shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

Najib gave his support to an international investigation into the incident that is believed to have killed all 298 passengers onboard the Boeing 777.

"An international team must have full access to the crash site and no one should interfere with the area or move any debris including the black box," he said at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.

The plane, carrying 298 passengers, crashed in the village of Hrabove, in eastern Ukraine.

It was en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and appeared to have broken up before impact with the burning wreckage scattered over a wide area.

Both the Ukraine government and pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region have denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.

U.S. intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile brought the plane down but were still working on who fired the missile and whether it came from the Russian or Ukrainian side of the border, a U.S. official said.

"Just now I received a call from President (Barack) Obama, he and I both agreed that the investigation must not be hindered in any way. An international team must have full access to the crash site and no one should interfere with the area or move any debris including the black box," the prime minister said.

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