Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Peacekeeping force to Israel-Lebanon border

While I agree with FM Syed Hamid Albar's call for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and a formal United Nations peacekeeping force to be sent to the Israel-Lebanon border, I disagree with any idea that armed forces that are predominated by Muslims or Jews, including the Malaysian Armed Forces, to be drafted for United Nations' peacekeeping efforts.

The reason is to avoid co-religionist bias which may worsen the situation. So, the ideal UN peacekeeping forces should be one composed of secular and religiously non-partisan forces from India, Russia, China, Thailand and other states in non-Islamic Africa such as South Africa. May be the Barisan Nasional government should also designate MIC's Samy Vellu to be Malaysia's spokesman on the Middle East Crisis for the same purpose.

Muslim summit to call for truce, UN force

Appeal from Lebanese Communist Party

Xinhua Special Report on Israel-Lebanon Conflicts

People's Daily News Feature on Israel-Lebanon Conflicts

The Middle East in Crisis

Latin American nations condemn Israeli attack on Lebanon

Worldwide communist solidarity with Palestinian and Lebanese people

World condemns Israeli attacks on civilians

Worldwide protest against Israel's war


Blogger malekz said...

Soon it will become Sunni v Shiites. I wonder why, with the exception of Malaysia, most other Arab countries been typically quiet.

US holds the veto power in the UN. I doubt whether it will agree to this proposal of having Muslim-dominated soldiers. Personally, I don't think its a good idea.

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