ON whichever side we may be on, it seems almost impossible not to be emotional about the Palestinian issue. The sources of these emotions may vary, from identification either with the Palestinian or Israeli side, or simply from the sheer frustration at the unjustness of the situation. What’s clear is that amidst the emotion, there is a lot of fuzziness about the real issues, and much inconsistency on principles.
PUTRAJAYA, 22 Jan 2009: The Education Ministry today launched a Humanitarian Fund for the Palestine People in conjunction with the launch of the “One Malaysia, One Voice” campaign aimed at instilling love for peace, and hatred for violence among students. Education director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom said in conjunction with the campaign which runs until […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Jan 2009: Cuba supports Malaysia’s motion condemning Israel’s atrocities on Palestinians in Gaza which was tabled at a special parliament session on 12 Jan. Cuban Ambassador to Malaysia Carlos Amores said Malaysia had shown it strongly abhorred Israel’s invasion of Gaza. “The action by Israel is a crime. The resolutions adopted by […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 Jan 2009: Any resolution passed by the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York tomorrow morning (about 5.30am Malaysian time) must ensure that Israel is forced out of Gaza, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. While thanking UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the convening of the […]
Updated 8:44pm, 7 Jan 2009 PUTRAJAYA, 7 Jan 2009: The cabinet today agreed that parliament holds a special sitting on the Gaza onslaught on 12 Jan, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim. He said the special sitting would be held in the morning. The government as well as opposition Members of Parliament had […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Jan 2009: The Muslim Consumers Association Malaysia (PPIM) will launch a nationwide campaign urging Malaysians to boycott products made by Jewish companies following Israel’s military invasion of Gaza. Its secretary-general Datuk Dr Ma’mor Osman said the campaign would kick off at the National Mosque on 9 Jan. He said the boycott campaign […]
SHAH ALAM, 6 Jan 2009: The United Nations (UN) should set up an international tribunal to prosecute Israeli war criminals, Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) trustee Tunku Sofiah Jewa said today. She noted the time was ripe for the UN General Assembly to seriously consider estabilishing an international criminal tribunal for Israel (ICTI), […]