No one can question Malaysia’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause, said Palestine Ambassador to Malaysia Walid Abu Ali, noting that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been consistently raising the issue loudly and clearly on the international stage.
The senior diplomat pointed to various international gatherings, such as the United Nations General Assembly, ASEAN Summit, the inaugural ASEAN-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, and the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit, where the Prime Minister has underscored Malaysia’s resolute position on the Palestine issue.
“And he’s (Prime Minister) the one who spoke to even (United States President) Joe Biden and his message was very clear.
“I repeatedly said that the Palestine issue unifies all Malaysians, even if they have some differences, regardless of which political party. When it comes to Palestine, they are all unified. And that’s where I’ve been proud,” he told Bernama.
He said this when receiving a courtesy call from the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) Chairman Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai at the Palestinian Embassy, here Wednesday.
Anwar has been very vocal in championing the Palestinian struggle since the latest conflict in Gaza broke on Oct 7.
He noted that despite the international community often taking unilateral actions in response to various forms of cruelty and oppression against the Palestinians, Malaysia continues to stand in solidarity with the struggles of the Palestinian people.
The prime minister remains forthright in expressing his views on the issue at every international forum he attends. Most recently, during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week Informal Dialogue and Working Lunch, in the presence of US President Joe Biden and other leaders from member economies, Anwar stated:
“What’s happening in Gaza is clearly an abandonment of moral responsibility which allows massive destruction to happen and resulted in climate calamity.”