Saturday, July 24, 2010
Issue of re-opening the Double 6 air crash
He said this in response to the former Chief Minister Datuk Harris Salleh's comments that his (Yong) call to re-open the investigation into the Double Six air crash tragedy was mischievous.
Yong was the first person to made such a call following the disclosures made by the former Petronas Chairman, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, popularly known as Ku Li during his talk "Minyak Sabah Untuk Siapa" (Sabah's Oil for Whom) held at the Hongkod Koisaan in Penampang, on 2 April.
Yong who is also a former Chief Minister of Sabah contended that it is proper and nothing unusual to re-open an investigation into an old incident if new information surfaces. In this case, the new information is Tengku Razaleigh's version of events that is put on public record for the first time.
"Tengku Razaleigh was trying to tell us something from the past. In view of his revelations on the moments before the Nomad aircraft took off from Labuan, it is perfectly expected that the people will want to re-examine the air crash.
Maybe nothing new will come out of the re-investigation. Or maybe something big and explosive will surface from the depths of history," he noted in a statement issued here today.