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M'sia to Seek Justice for Palestinians – Najib

By Wednesday March 25th, 2009 No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 (Bernama) — Malaysia will continue to fight injustice against humanity especially genocide against the Palestinians, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said Malaysia would continue to uphold the principles of justice for all irrespective of their religions or ethnic groups.

“The Palestinians are entitled to their rights for justice. It is unfair if the principles of humanitarian and justice catered only for some people in certain parts of the world.

“Justice is not only for certain groups of people. It is the rights of all irrespective of their religions or ethnic groups or considerations,” he said when launching the Genocide in Gaza Exhibition at the Putra World Trade Centre here today.

The Deputy Umno President said Malaysia must show that the humanitarian rights were not only meant for the powerful or those, who enjoyed the support of the superpowers, while the weak were denied them.

“We must fight this injustice. Hopefully through our efforts today, an exhibition of this nature can influence the world community.

“This is an example of our efforts to help Palestine regain its sovereignty and the rights to justice,” he said, adding that, Malaysia would continue with its efforts to take the Zionist to the international court.

Expressing his gratitude to the people for their readiness to help and donate to the victims of disasters and atrocities, he said Malaysia was at the forefront in its concern on the humanitarian problem.

On the exhibition, he jokingly said that it would be a political mileage for Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, who is vying for the vice-presidency to the applause from the audience.

Commenting on Najib’s remarks, Rais said his chances rest with the delegates and was overwhelmed by Najib’s presence.

Organised by the Foreign Ministry, the Information Ministry and Yayasan Salam Malaysia, Rais said most of the pictures from the exhibition would be exhibited in London where a forum would also be held.

He said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would be among the speakers at the forum on the Israeli aggression.

Rais said it was part of Malaysia’s effort to take the Israeli regime to either the Humanitarian Rights Convention or the International Court through the United Nations.

About 100 pictures on the Israeli invasion in Gaza taken by Yayasan Salam and Bernama were displayed at the exhibition on the third level of the PWTC.

Source : Bernama

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