14 Islamic NGOs support peace campaign

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 25 Feb 2003

PETALING JAYA: Fourteen Islamic non-governmental organisations expressed their support for the People’s Alliance for Peace Malaysia (Peace Malaysia) campaign and the Government’s stand to protest against war on Iraq. 

Allied Co-ordinating Committee of Islamic NGOs said they backed Malaysians who believe that peace should prevail and that the current problems could be solved by negotiations and diplomacy. 

The NGOs under the committee are Malaysian Ulama Association, Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia, Jemaah Islah Malaysia, Perkim Youth, Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association of Malaysia, Persatuan Darul Fitrah Malaysia, Research & Information Centre on Islam, Persatuan Al-Hunafa and World Assembly of Muslim Youths. 

Others are Indian Muslim Youth Movement, Persatuan Al-Hidayah, Islamic Information & Services, Muslimah Interest Zone & Network and Yayasan Al-Mustaqim. 

“We declare our support for the Malaysian Government’s strong stand against war in Iraq, even if the UN Security Council votes for war,” the committee chairman Dr Amir Farid Ishak said in a statement yesterday. 

It urged Iraq to comply with all United Nations resolutions so as not to give excuse to the US and its allies to start war.  

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