Malaysia calls for emergency UN session on Gaza

Malaysia PM Abdullah said that he has authorized $1 million of immediate humanitarian aid from the Malaysian government to be channeled through relief supplies for the Palestinians.

Malaysia calls for emergency UN session on Gaza
Malaysia on Monday called on the United Nations to convene a special general assembly to find a resolution to the Israeli atrocities against Palestine, Bernama news agency reported.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the UN special general assembly could be held on the premise of unity for peace.

He said Malaysia's permanent representative to the UN had been instructed to initiate discussions with contact groups of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to get the UN to convene the special general assembly.

"The world must firmly express itself and demand a resolution of the issue," he said when addressing the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister's Department.

Abdullah said only a special general assembly could negate any improper action of the United States.

Badawi said Malaysia's permanent representative to the U.N. will hold discussions with other officials in the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference, or OIC, on how best to push for such a session.

Abdullah said Israel's ground offensive "is an act of total war which the international community should not tolerate."

Abdullah added that he has authorized $1 million of immediate humanitarian aid from the Malaysian government to be channeled through relief supplies for the Palestinians.


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