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MEMORANDUM FROM NGOs IN SUPPORT OF FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA

MEMORANDUM FROM NGOs IN SUPPORT OF FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE  TO THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA

15 January 2019

We applaud wholeheartedly the Malaysian government’s action in not allowing Israeli athletes into the country for the World Para Swimming Championships 2019 due to be held in July this year. 

Such action is fully in keeping with the long held policy of the Malaysian government to bar any Israeli passport holder from entering the country. The Malaysian government must maintain this policy firmly and unwaveringly and not make any exception. 

Lessons must be learnt. In 2017, the previous administration of the Malaysian government was foolish enough to surreptitiously allow Israeli diplomats into the country. And the upshot was the Zionist propaganda machine doing a song and dance with the sub-text that another Muslim-majority country finds Israeli policies towards Palestinians acceptable. That mistake must never be repeated. 

As can be seen during the Great Return March by Palestinians in Gaza, the Zionist regime has no compunction in instructing its military sharpshooters to target unarmed men, women and children including journalists, nurses in full uniform and worst of all, the physically disabled. Before anyone spews any nonsense about sports and politics not mixing , he or she would do well to remember that in the Great Return March, 241 civilians, including 42 children under 18, 5 women, 3 paramedics, 2 journalists were killed and 26,140 others were injured, almost all by Israeli sharpshooters who could clearly see who they were shooting at. 

For Malaysia too, the memory is still fresh of Dr Fadi al-Batsh, a beloved son of Palestine and gentle teacher to his students and all who knew him, martyred here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the hands of the Zionist state which violated Malaysia's sovereignty in carrying out its terrorist activities.  

No human being or country in its right mind should want to have anything to do with such a murderous regime whether in sports, trade, culture or any other area. Boycotting and isolating Israel is the very least that can and should be done to express moral outrage. If it worked against apartheid South Africa, it will work against apartheid Israel. The Malaysian government is doing the right thing in barring Israelis from this country. 

  1. BDS Malaysia
  2. Cakna Palestine
  3. MyCARE
  4. al-Quds Foundation Malaysia (QFM)
  5. Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM)
  6. Haluan Malaysia (HALUAN)
  7. Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM)
  8. Global Peace Mission (GPM) Malaysia
  9. Rose2Rose
  10. Persatuan Belia HARMONI Malaysia
  11. Palestinian Cultural Organization Malaysia (PCOM) 
  12. MAPIM
  13. SALIMAH
  14. IReach
  15. SHURA
  16. SEJAGAT
  17. AMMAR
  18. MANAR
  19. TERAS
  20. Ittihad Alami Muslim Scholars Malaysia
  21. Citizens International
  22. Asean Coalition for Palestine
  23. Persatuan Saintis Muslim Malaysia (Perintis)
  24. Muslim Care Malaysia
  25. Pertubuhan AnNida Malaysia
  26. SERANTAU MUSLIM
  27. Pertubuhan Suara Prihatin Malaysia
  28. National Union of the Malaysian Muslim Students (PKPIM)
  29. Pertubuhan Mawaddah Malaysia
  30. Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia
  31. Yayasan Amal Malaysia
  32. Unisza Society for Humanity (HUMANE)
  33. Ummatic Mission Relief of Malaysia Chef by
  34. Movement for Monetary Justice (MMJ)
  35. Yayasan Muslimin Malaysia
  36. Pertubuhan Harmoni Bersatu
  37. Persatuan Darul Hana (PERDANA)
  38. Persatuan Kebajikan Islam Sarawak (PERKIS)
  39. Pertubuhan Komuniti Harmoni Sarawak (HARMONIS)
  40. Gabungan Salam Sarawak
  41. Persatuan Falak Syar'i Malaysia (PFSM)
  42. Gabungan Pembebasan Akademik
  43. Persatuan Penduduk Jalan P1, Taman Melawati,
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