Disinfo: This Malai book has the answers to MH17


Author Mahadzir Ibrahim who has published his book on the causes of the crash of the MH17 Malaysian passenger plane means that Malaysia has adopted its position on the cause of the tragedy.

The writer pays special attention to the various supposed causes of the plane crash, and the motives that prompted the participants in the investigation of this disaster, and confirms that the United States is using the accident to justify the need for new sanctions against Russia.


A recurrent narrative on the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, aiming to discredit the criminal trial and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

While it is not sure on which book this statement was referring to, the only book regarding MH17 assigned to “Mahadzir Ibrahim” is titled “Membongkar Misteri Tragedi MH370 & MH17, Angkara Yahudi Dajjal Illuminati”, which reads in English “Exposing the Mysteries of the MH370 & MH17 Tragedy, a Jewish Illuminati false messiah”, in which the author discusses both tragedies as an Illuminati Antichrist conspiracy.

The same Author has supported the idea of Illuminati behind other incidents such as the sinking of the Titanic disaster, or that there is an “International Jewish Conspiracy in the Murder Tragedy of Abraham Lincoln & JFK"

Jacquita Gonzales, the wife of steward Patrick Gomes, described the book as "fiction" adding "the book was making a mockery of a disaster" to "make a quick buck".

On the MH17 case, The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigated the case, collected evidence and reached clear conclusions: flight MH17 was shot down by a missile from the 9M38 series, which was launched by the BUK TELAR system.

The system was transported from the Russian Federation and was brought back to the Russian Federation after firing.

You can see other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation on the MH17 case in our database, such as claims that JIT tampered with the evidence; that the plane was not downed by a BUK missile, but rather by a Ukrainian fighter; that the plane crash was triggered by an explosion on board; that the trial in The Hague is not justice but information warfare; that Moscow-supplied radar data was rejected; or that the MH17 crash was planned by Ukrainian, American, and Dutch intelligence agencies.


  • Reported in: Issue 205
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, fake news, MH17


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