Malaysia calls for UN war crimes tribunal for Israel over Gaza

Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi tabled resolutions to discuss Israel massacre in Gaza Strip at the parliament house in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

Malaysia calls for UN war crimes tribunal for Israel over Gaza

Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi tabled resolutions to discuss Israel massacre in Gaza Strip at the parliament house in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

The lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia has called on the United Nations to immediately set up a War Crimes Tribunal to investigate and bring to book the perpetrators of the atrocities against the Palestinians.

This was among the 10 resolutions tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the House on Monday to condemn Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

The some resolutions are to strongly condemn Israel's military attacks and demand the full withdrawal of Israeli forces in Gaza, to urge the UN Security Council to compel Israel to stop its military attacks immediately in Gaza, Malaysia co-operate with the Organisation of Islamic Conference, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Arab League and other organisations to call for the upholding of the principles of international law and the United Nations Charter to address the conflict, to call on the Palestinians to unite to set up an independent Palestinian state and the resolutions passed would be presented to the US Congress, the British Parliament and other related parliaments.

Boycott

Over 2,000 Muslim restaurants in Malaysia have removed Coca-Cola from their menus as part of a boycott of US products to protest Israel's bombardment of Gaza and subsequent US support, accordin to the media reports.

The nationwide boycott began on 9 January and is led by the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association with support from the Muslim Restaurant Operators Association.

Besides Coca-Cola, 100 other American brands and products including Starbucks, Colgate, McDonald's and Maybelline will also be targeted.

A spokesperson from the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia said its latest protests would "teach a lesson to Israel and its allies".

Former Malaysian premier, Mahathir Mohamad has also urged employees of McDonald's and Starbucks to resign from their jobs while calling on his countrymen to stop using the American dollar and USproducts.

Agencies

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