Unfortunately, the government will not guarantee the safety of those in conflict zones if they arrive in Malaysia as asylum seekers and refugees, laments Angeline Loh.
The quest for an independent Palestinian state must not be derailed by Israel and the US. History must record that the world has responded to the Palestinians in their life-time struggle to establish their own state, says R N Bhupalan.
We cannot sit on the fence when people in Gaza are being murdered before our very eyes, asserts Farish Noor; we have to do something.
Think about this for a moment. Israel is called Israel in BBC reports. But Palestine is rarely called Palestine. Israel fights Hamas. Israel has a name, the name of a place, a country. Palestine has none. Instead, Hamas – or, the more usual, Hamas militants – are fighting Israel. Never do we hear of the Palestinians or the Palestinian people, observes John Hilley.
Aliran strongly protests United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Malaysia in conjunction with the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference this week. We take this position in view of the United States’ implicit complicity in its ally Israel’s naked military aggression against neighbouring Palestine and Lebanon.