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MMSP submits war crimes memo to UN

 | July 1, 2011

The Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party wants the UN to act on the war crimes in Sri Lanka and Palestine.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party (MMSP) led three busloads of people today to submit a memorandum to the United Nations, urging the latter to act against the war crimes in Sri Lanka and Palestine.

Party secretary-general R Kannan led the group to hand over the two-page memorandum to Devendre Patel, the head of security at the UN office here.

Kannan said the memorandum contained data collected on the war crimes and genocide against the Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka under the government of President Rajapakse.

The MMPSP leader said independent UN reports revealed shocking evidence of numerous human rights violations there.

“Based on the reports, UN can bring Rajapakse and his government to the international court like what was done to Slobodan Milosevic,” he said.

Kannan said MMSP was also concerned about the recent Gaza blockade against UN humanitarian support missions.

“There is a serious need to support the war victims in Gaza for their health and basic needs including food. But the continuous harassment by Israel only makes the situation worse,” he added.

Don’t practice double standard

Also present were MMSP deputy president Vaneson Micheal, Youth wing chief N Ramu and some 80 party members.

Meanwhile, Kannan also urged the Malaysian government to apply pressure on Sri Lanka with regard to the persecution of Tamils there.

As Sri Lanka’s third-largest investor, he said, Malaysia must act against the nation over the cases of war crimes.

“We talk about Palestine and Bosnia-Herzegovina but sideline Sri Lanka,” he said adding that the government cannot practice double standard.


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