Sri Lanka issue: Govt explains abstention

[ Free Malaysia Today ] - [ Mar 28, 2012 11:47:15 GMT ]

Putrajaya has defended the decision to abstain from voting in a United Nations resolution urging Sri Lanka to “credibly investigate” allegations of war crimes during the final months of its civil war there. Amongst the reasons, according to Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Richard Riot, was that Sri Lanka’s problems were too complex to solve in a short time. He said that the country, which had fought a civil war between 1972 to 2009, tabled a report investigating the war’s atrocities in its own parliament on Dec 16, 2011. [ full story ]

Comments [ 4 ]:

written by karikalan1 (United Kingdom)
I also did not expect Malaysia to abstain, Malysia should remember that they are in a different league and distance themselves from the rouge countries like China, Russia, Senegal, Djibuti, Iran, Angola.

The politicians of BN should look at the mirror and decide whether they want to keep Malaysia with these nations or the Civilised Western countries.
- Mar 28, 2012 12:16:28 GMT

written by Suneth (United Kingdom)
yes we need time...remember what everyone said about refugee camps in Vauniya. All sorted by now. Similarly we'll address the rest but in our pace
- Mar 28, 2012 14:25:51 GMT

written by karikalan1 (United Kingdom)
Thanks for agreeing that the war crime was committed by the Srilankan Army, we need to get Justice for those 40000 Tamil civilians massacred, we will produce more evidence to prosecute them in a court of law.
- Mar 28, 2012 17:58:44 GMT

written by Sayon (Canada)
Thanks Malaysia for aceepting it was 'genocide'. Now one by one the whole world would have to accept.
- Mar 28, 2012 19:59:03 GMT

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