KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is upset with and opposes the action of the US to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said on behalf of Malaysia, he also regretted the attitude of the US, which still defends the act of killing children without restriction in Gaza.
“The whole world condemns and protests against (Israel’s actions) and I am still upset with and object to the attitude of the US that disregards human rights.
“I would like, on behalf of the Malaysian government, to strongly condemn and protest against the decision of the US to oppose the ceasefire (in Palestine) at the UN Security Council.
“Please, we must stop the killing of innocent civilians, babies and women and there is no reason, absolutely no basis, for anyone to deny this ceasefire and to frustrate the process.
“Therefore, I am simply saddened by this outrageous decision.”
He said this when commenting on the US veto on Friday against the UN’s resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in the conflict in Gaza, breaking the growing push for an immediate ceasefire led by UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and the Arab countries.
Anwar had earlier spent about an hour visiting the Madani government’s one-year anniversary programme at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium grounds today.