Protests at US embassy; BN opts for Wisma UN

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Some 300 Pakatan elected reps and supporters have gathered outside the US embassy at noon to protest at the Israeli attack on the humanitarian aid flotilla heading for Gaza. It is the fourth protest today.


Photo credit: Sim Tze Tzin

Pakatan MPs are demanding that Najib summons Parliament within 48 hours to debate the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla. The situation warrants immediate action, they say.

They condemn the Israeli aggression and demand that Najib terminates the Apco contract within 48 hours.

Earlier protests this morning by Perkasa (along with Malay-based NGOs) and Lifeline For Gaza at separate locations in front of the US embassy, drew several hundred people.

Meanwhile, several dozen BN Youth submitted a protest memo at Wisma UN in Jln Dungun. Strange that the BN group didn’t go to the US embassy. Didn’t want to rock Najib’s relations with Obama?

It was only just after midnight last night that Najib tweeted, “Just made a hard hitting statement against the Israeli govt for their heartless attack against the humanitarian convoy. I am so angry.”

Tell that to Apco as well.

Quick facts: 80 per cent of the people of Gaza rely on humanitarian aid; 45 per cent are unemployed.

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Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
3 Jun 2010 8.57am

More condemnation of the Israeli assault and the collective punishment of the people of Gaza.

This time from Aung San Suu Kyi, Jimmy Carter,
Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan etc.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/01-10

Warsaw Ghetto then, Gaza now.

looes74
looes74
2 Jun 2010 2.50pm

Phua,
South Africa’s succesful because of the overwhelming support around the world including the United States. Furthermore, Nelson Mandela has allayed the fears of white by acceding to their request. Watch Inviticus.
Mandela kept the Green Boc, a remnant of South Africa past. Again, can BN government ever willing to keep certain traditions such as the chinese schools to allay the fears of minorities.

ktas09
ktas09
2 Jun 2010 2.45pm

Open fire at humanitarian ship???? Even North Korea send ‘torpedo’ to militiary ship and not humanitarian ship.

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
2 Jun 2010 8.02am

Total boycott of Israel and all Israeli-linked corporations. Just like the ultimately successful campaign against apartheid South Africa.

Meanwhile support should be given to progressive Jewish intellectuals in USA and Europe who are critical of Israel’s racist and expansionist policies (in the West Bank) such as Noam Chomsky and Michael Lerner.

For commentaries on the increasingly rightist Israeli regime, see
http://www.commondreams.org

ajajal
ajajal
1 Jun 2010 11.49pm

We have more unjust happenings back home . Why cant we look at our backyard first. What was the motive were there other hidden agenda ? Anyway ALLAH IS GREAT he may have allow this to happen.

GohBA
GohBA
1 Jun 2010 10.01pm

So where were these people when the Penans or the Orang Asli were raped & plundered?

Kiew
Kiew
1 Jun 2010 9.10pm

Hello Anil,
It is unfortunate that things has come to this. Got an alternative read and video for you. “Freedom Flotilla: the Israeli side of the story” at http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk .
Regadrs,
Kiew

karma
karma
2 Jun 2010 11.34am
Reply to  Kiew

Quoting from the article: “Against a backdrop of previous attempts to smuggle arms into Gaza under cover of humanitarian aid missions, such intransigence raised serious fears amongst Israeli military leaders and politicians that history was in danger of repeating itself. Israel’s suspicious minds are not fuelled merely by paranoia: years of rocket fire and other terror attacks on Israeli civilians from within Gaza have left deep scars on the collective Israeli psyche, hence preventing further bloodshed on Israeli soil was of prime concern to all involved in the decision to intercept the Freedom Flotilla. If the activists truly had nothing… Read more »

Whylah
Whylah
1 Jun 2010 7.20pm

Why even go near the lion’s den in the first place?

O
O
1 Jun 2010 2.54pm

Oh! Well, finally the self proclaimed champion of Malays and Islam, Perkasa opened their mouths. Did they wave the keris? It is the correct time, and I am sure the US and their agents will be shivering when they see the keris waved by Froggie?

Amin
Amin
1 Jun 2010 1.54pm

As a Muslim, I would like to advocate peace to all Human Beings in this world but as a human being i could not accept this wrong doings. Its time for all human beings to come together to teach this “Israel” a “MOTHER OF ALL LESSONS”.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
2 Jun 2010 11.06am
Reply to  Amin

No need to teach them a lesson. If god really there, then he will handle it using his ways at time when he thinks best.

Stop using this incident as the reason to show your aggressiveness or personal agenda.

See your contradiction ??? The peaceful one does not think of revenge. The peaceful one let his god to do the job. It is equally sinful to instigate others to do crime (eg war, retaliation) to the innocents public.