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|Sunday, 18-Jan-2009 10:00
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Save The Palestinians Campaign
Venue : Bangsar Sports Complex, Jalan Terasek 3, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Organiser : Coalition of NGOs Against Persecution of Palestinians (COMPLETE)
Time : 10 am - 5 pm
Tun Dr Mahathir will be there at 11.30 am insyaallah
|KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged the government to stop purchasing arms and weapons from the USA, Israel's main backer and supporter.
The former prime minister said the people should persuade the government to do so while local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) should also play their role by asking their counterparts in other countries to do likewise.
He said such a decision, which he described as "a small thing to the US", would not affect the world's only superpower immediately but over time, it would feel the pinch.
"I think the biggest purchase directly from the US, is from our government which is planning to buy a new aircraft.
"If they buy from the US directly, they (the government) would provide cash to the Americans to manufacture arms for Israel to kill the Palestinians," he added.
Dr Mahathir was speaking to reporters after launching the Save Palestinians Campaign organised by the Coalition of Malaysian NGOs.
In MALACCA, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam slammed arrogant leaders of the world's superpowers, especially the US, who championed human rights from a narrow perspective.
He said the civil society propogated by the leaders meant nothing when Palestine was bombarded by Israel, resulting in over 1,200 deaths, including innocent children and babies.
Mohd Ali said this at the launch of a 24-hour emergency service by the St John Ambulance Malaysia (Malacca chapter) today.
1. Mohd Adnan Tahir - Chairperson of COMPLETE
3. Tun Dr Mahathir calls on the government to review the arm forces purchase of military hardwares and weaponry from USA
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