Sunday, March 18, 2012

make your stand Putrajaya

The Tamil daily Makkal Osai reported that Putrajaya might vote against the UN resolution to investigate war crimes by the Sri Lankan government against its Tamil citizens.

If this is true than this government has lost its credibility to speak on international issues. Why go and shout to the whole world the crimes committed by the state of Israel against the Palestinian people when it does not even have the gall to ask the UN to investigate claims of atrocities committed by the army against innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka during its fight against the Tamil Tigers.
Putrajaya cannot hide under the excuse of being a member of the Non Aligned Nations (NAN) and ASEAN.

NOn interference in a members nations affair is good but not when one member country perpetrates physical violence against its citizenry. It is just like not wanting to interfere in your neighbour's family quarrels. But when the quarrel turns into physical violence then as a human being, leave aside all political or religious leanings one must get involved.

Here is the news item in the star newspaper on March 12

MALAYSIA may vote against a United Nations resolution on war crimes committed by Sri Lanka security forces against the Tamil community, Makkal Osai reported.

Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC) coordinator K. Arumugam said he was told by sources that the Malaysian delegation to the 19th Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva had indicated that Malaysia might vote against the resolution.

He said the GCC, which claims to represent 51 Indian-based NGOs, had submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on March 2 urging Malaysia not to support the military campaign against Sri Lanka's Tamil minority in 2009.

Arumugam called on MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel to raise the matter with the Cabinet.

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