Speechs in the year
Tempat/Venue	:	DOHA, QATAR
Tarikh/Date	:	05/03/2003
Versi 		:	ENGLISH
Penyampai	:  	PM

  I  am  indeed pleased to be able to participate at this
   Extraordinary   Islamic   Summit   Session    of    the
   Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).
   2.    On  behalf  of  my delegation, may  I  extend  my
   heartfelt  appreciation  and  thanks  to  His  Highness
   Shaikh  Hamad  Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the  Emir  of  the
   State of Qatar, the government and people of Qatar, for
   the  warm welcome and generous hospitality accorded  to
   us  since  our arrival in this beautiful city of  Doha.
   May I also congratulate His isHisHighness for convening
   this Extraordinary Islamic Summit Session despite short
   notice.  I  am  confident that  under  Your  Highness's
   leadership,  this Summit Session will  further  advance
   the cause of our Organisation.
   3.     I  would  also  like  to  thank  HE  Abdulouahed
   Belkeziz, Secretary General of the OIC, for his  effort
   in facilitating the convening of this Summit Session.
   4.    Last week we met in Kuala Lumpur during the  XIII
   Summit  Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement  (NAM)  and
   also  during  the  Informal  Consultation  of  the  OIC
   Leaders.  During  those  meetings,  we  discussed   and
   exchanged  views  on, among others, challenges  in  the
   global   environment  against  the  backdrop   of   the
   worsening situation in the Middle East. The NAM  Summit
   adopted   two   declarations  on  Iraq  and   Palestine
   respectively.  The  Informal  Consultation  among   OIC
   Leaders  also discussed these two same issues. The  two
   meetings In Kuala Lumpur sent a very clear message - we
   are  opposed  to war against Iraq and  we  call  for  a
   speedy solution to the Palestinian problem.
   5.   As we meet today, worldwide opposition against war in
   Iraq    continues   to   be   strongly    demonstrated.
   Unfortunately, short of a miracle happening, an attack on
   Iraq will soon take place with or without the sanction of
   the United Nations (UN). We as OIC leaders have to help
   make the miracle happen by joining forces with the rest of
   the world against war, in particular the war against Iraq.
   6.    Malaysia  remains committed  to  the  fundamental
   principle  of  non-use  of force in  solving  conflicts
   between  nations.  Malaysia  is  also  opposed  to  the
   possession  or  use of weapons of mass destructions  by
   everyone,  without exception. And Malaysia is certainly
   against unilateral action.
   7.    In  keeping  with  these  stand,  Malaysia  fully
   supports  the initiatives taken by several  members  of
   the  UNSC to extend the timeframe for UNMOVIC and  IAEA
   to complete their inspection in Iraq.
   8.    Malaysia is encouraged by the decision of Iraq to
   fully  cooperate with UNMOVIC and IAEA as  well  as  to
   comply  with  relevant  UNSC resolutions.   If  UNMOVIC
   finds  no  weapons  of  mass destruction,  it  must  be
   assumed that there is none.  The UNSC must then  refuse
   to  sanction  war against Iraq.  It is  not  acceptable
   that  if  no weapons are found then it must be  because
   Iraq  is  hiding  them  and  therefore  the  UNSC  must
   sanction  war against it. Instead if UNMOVIC  finds  no
   weapons  then sanctions must be lifted.  The people  of
   Iraq  had  already  suffered  greatly  because  of  the
   9.    We are also very concerned over the deteriorating
   situation in Palestine.  Israel is using the excuse  of
   the  fight  against  terrorism after  September  11  to
   conduct terror attacks against the Palestinians.  Since
   the  beginning of the Intifada in September 2000,  more
   than  2,800 Palestinians including children  have  been
   killed   and  more  than  43,000  were  wounded.    The
   bulldozing of Palestinian houses in order to  kill  the
   families  of  suspected terrorists is totally  immoral.
   The  Jews  who  suffered so much during  the  Holocaust
   should know the suffering that they are causing.  World
   Jewry  must  persuade Israelis to stop the  killing  of
   Palestinians.  Only then can we expect Palestinians not
   to retaliate in kind.
   10.   We welcome the efforts of the "Quartet Mediators"
   in  drawing a Road Map for Israeli withdrawal from  the
   West  Banks  and  the establishment of  an  independent
   Palestinian  State by the year 2005.  It is frightening
   that  Israel should be allowed to ignore world  opinion
   while others may not.
   11.   In the search for a peaceful solution, the Muslim
   countries  have  already made  a  great  concession  by
   agreeing to recognise the state of Israel in return for
   Israel's   acceptance  of  an  independent   state   of
   Palestine.   Since it was the western countries,  which
   created Israel, they must now exert pressure on  Israel
   to  accept  the  Road  Map and to  stop  the  senseless
   killings  of innocent Palestinians. To do this Malaysia
   maintains  that  a  U.N. Protection Force  is  urgently
   12.   The  situations in Iraq and Palestine are linked.
   The   Middle  East  cannot  be  stabilised  merely   by
   attending to the Iraqi problem alone.  Indeed  the  war
   against  Iraq  is likely to worsen the  Middle  Eastern
   situation  and  the terrorist problems  of  the  world.
   Rendering  Iraq totally defenceless and  ensuring  easy
   victory  will  not make the war any more acceptable  to
   Muslims.   Of  course permitting Israel  to  carry  out
   terror  attacks  and  remain in possession  of  nuclear
   weapons  and  threatening to use them will  only  anger
   Muslims  more and increase recruits for terror attacks.
   It  is for this reason that Malaysia is convinced  that
   the causes of the situation in the Middle East must  be
   carefully analysed so as to formulate a better strategy
   for a more acceptable result.
   13.   At  this  crucial  and challenging  time,  Muslim
   countries  must  close ranks and  be  willing  to  work
   together  to prevent war against Iraq and to  help  the
   Palestinians.  For too long, we have been  marginalised
   while  important decisions affecting the  Muslim  Ummah
   have been decided and imposed upon us from the outside.
   The  OIC's  voice has not been shown due  consideration
   because we have failed to speak with one voice.
   14.   During the Informal Consultation in Kuala Lumpur,
   we  have  tried  to  identify the  weaknesses  and  the
   strength  of  the  OIC.   What remains  is  for  us  to
   formulate  a  strategy  that takes  into  consideration
   these factors.  If we cannot agree on even this need to
   think   out   our  strategies  then  we   must   accept
   marginalisation as our lot all the time.
   15.   With  that,  let me once again  congratulate  His
   Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of
   the  State  of  Qatar and Chairman of the  9th  Islamic
   Summit, for organising this Extraordinary Summit.

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