KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) — Only the world superpowers have the clout to stop Israel’s barbaric invasion of Palestine, but this will not deter Malaysia from continuing its show of support for the Palestinians, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today.
The Deputy Prime Minister said it would also not stop Malaysia from calling for international intervention to bring an end to the middle east crisis.
He said Malaysia would continue to rally Islamic countries to condemn the actions of the Zionist regime and that this was no longer an Islamic issue but a humanitarian issue.
“In my opinion, only the world superpowers could ensure peace and stop the violence and terrorism committed by Israel. As long as the world superpowers take no action to stop them, they will continue to do as they please.
“Whatever it is, we must get the help of the world superpowers and insist that they stop Israel’s brutal actions,” said Najib after his courtesy call on the visiting Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri, at a hotel here.
Commenting on Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zahid Hamidi’s suggestion on the establishment of an Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) peacekeeping force, he said it would not be recognised by Israel.
“They (OIC Peacekeeping Force) won’t be acknowledged by Israel. We don’t even have to look at OIC, even the UN Peacekeeping Force are not being acknowledged by them (Israel).
“This reflects their extreme stubbornness, greed, hunger for power and brutal arrogance. This is what we’re facing,” he said.
On the call to boycott Israeli products by many sympathetic Malaysians, Najib said that the country did not have any products from Israel due to lack of diplomatic ties.
Asked on the courtesy call, Najib hoped cooperation between Malaysia and Syria would be further enhanced especially since this was the first time a Syrian Prime Minister visited the country.
“The Syrian Prime Minister was impressed with developments in Malaysia. Malaysia could be an example to other Islamic countries,” he said.
Source : Bernama