Wan Azizah: We welcome resumption of talks in Sudan

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 16 Jun 2019

SEREMBAN: Malaysia welcomes the recent agreement reached between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Alliance of Freedom and Changes Forces to resume talks over the formation of a joint sovereign council for political transition in the African nation, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

She said Malaysia condemned the attacks on innocent people, especially women and children.

“We are very sad with what happened (in Sudan). It’s a heinous crime and has to be condemned.

“We don’t like civil unrest, civil war. We hope the matter can be amicably settled through negotiations,” she said, adding that the incidents must be thoroughly investigated with those responsible held accountable.

She was speaking to reporters at the Negri Sembilan government Hari Raya open house here yesterday.

Asked if it was necessary to bring home the 48 Malaysians still in Sudan, Dr Wan Azizah said there was no pressing need for this as yet as they were in a safe location.

Of the 48, 26 are students and 10 are embassy officials.

Early this month, Sudanese security forces violently dispersed the sit-in protest outside the country’s Defence Ministry building.

The media reported that the Sudanese government acknowledged it ordered the crackdown on opposition protesters which left dozens of people killed and injured.

The TMC has previously denied its role in the operation.


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