Friday, 23 November 2012

Gaza violence to be the key talking point

The latest spate of atrocities suffered by Palestinians at the hands of Israel is expected to be a key talking point at the Umno general assembly next week, party vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said.

He said the topic was unavoidable as the pursuit of global peace had much to do with the economy, education and religion.

“This is something that is close to our hearts and championed by the party for a long time,” he said after launching the 1KDN Semarakkan Kedamaian programme here.

Hishammuddin, who chairs the assembly's Motions and Speakers committee, said with Internet access these days, the stand taken by Umno members in pushing for justice would be known around the world.

“We don't want to see hate politics and the spread of allegations, which have become a norm in today's political landscape.

“We want to differentiate ourselves from that... no matter how small, if we are sincere, honest and united, our voices will be heard,” he said.

Hishammuddin, who is the Home Minister, urged his young officers to take the lead in supporting peace efforts in Palestine under the 1KDN programme which includes raising funds to help victims of the Gaza violence.

He said active support by his staff for peace efforts helmed by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation reflected on the ministry's core business of maintaining peace and stability.

“If we really cherish what we stand for and want our voices to be heard, we must show it by our deeds. For me, the amount (of funds raised) is not important. What is important is that the Palestinians know that they are not alone,” he said.
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