Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia will now have to find an alternative way to seek justice for the families of MH17 passengers since Russia had dismissed the resolution for the formation of an international tribunal by a veto vote

"We have to consider a Plan B," he said after officiating the 4th Selangor Wanita MCA assembly at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur today.

"Either we form a multi-state court or bring this matter to the International Criminal Court," he added.

In late July, Russia has used its veto at the United Nations to block a draft resolution to set up an international tribunal into the MH17 tragedy in July, 2014.

It was the only nation at the 15-member UN Security Council to oppose the move, earning brickbats from other countries.

Eleven of the 15 members of the Security Council voted in favor of the resolution, which had been drafted by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

Russia exercised its veto. Angola, China and Venezuela abstained.

The resolution was supported by Britain, France and the US, which accuse pro-Russian separatist rebels of shooting down the Boeing 777 with a Buk surface-to-air missile supplied by Russia.

Moscow denies involvement and blames the Ukrainian military.

The MH17 flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.