Malaysia: We will not recognize sanctions against supporters of armed groups in Palestine Malaysia: We will not recognize sanctions against supporters of armed groups in Palestine

Malaysia: We will not recognize sanctions against supporters of armed groups in Palestine

Malaysia: We will not recognize sanctions against supporters of armed groups in Palestine

Malaysia announced on Tuesday that it would not recognize unilateral sanctions, in response to a US draft law imposing sanctions on foreign supporters of “armed groups operating in Palestine.”

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said that the proposed draft law will not affect Malaysia unless it is proven that it provides material support to “Hamas” or “Islamic Jihad.”

He added: "Any sanctions on Malaysia could also affect the assessment of the government and American companies towards Malaysia, as well as the investment opportunities for American companies in Malaysia."

He pointed out that the government will continue to monitor developments regarding the adoption of the draft law, which aims to cut off international funding for Hamas and other armed groups.

The US Treasury Department imposed two rounds of sanctions on key officials and financial networks linked to the Hamas movement following the October 7 attacks on Israel.

Malaysia has always been a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause, and called for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It does not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel.

Senior Hamas leaders often visited Malaysia and met with its prime ministers.

A few days ago, Anwar Ibrahim revealed that the United States is pressuring Malaysia through diplomatic channels to classify Hamas as a terrorist group following its attack on Israel on October 7, stressing that his government will not yield to any coercion.

Ibrahim likened the devastation in the Gaza Strip as a result of the Israeli bombing to the destruction of the American bombing of the city of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb in 1945.

The Japanese Foreign Minister avoids condemning the statement of Israeli Minister Eliyahu regarding the nuclear issue in Gaza

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa avoided answering journalists' request to comment on the Israeli minister's statements regarding a nuclear strike on the Gaza Strip.
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In response to a journalist’s question about whether the Japanese government intends to condemn the statement of Israeli Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu, who presented the option of striking the Gaza Strip with a nuclear weapon or imposing sanctions on the back of these threats, as it imposed on North Korea in the past, Yoko Kamikawa said in a press conference, today, Tuesday: “As for the statement of a member of the Israeli government, we are aware of that. But Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu said regarding this statement that it does not reflect the position of the government as a whole, and that this member of the government is no longer prohibited from participating in the meetings. Israel has signed "The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has not ratified it. Our position is that we call on countries to fully accede to this treaty as soon as possible."

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the suspension of Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu from government meetings indefinitely, due to his statement regarding the possibility of "bombing Gaza with nuclear bombs."

While some ministers considered that Netanyahu’s decision to suspend Eliyahu from government meetings was meaningless, as there were no Cabinet meetings where most of the work was carried out through rounds of voting by telephone, according to one of the ministers.

The President emphasized that human resource development is the key to realizing a Golden Indonesia 2045

Jakarta - President Joko Widodo emphasized that human resource (HR) development is the key to realizing a Golden Indonesia 2045.

This was conveyed by Jokowi in his speech when inaugurating the opening of the 2023 National Working Meeting of the Indonesian Islamic Da'wah Institute (LDII) and the inauguration of the Multipurpose Building Minhaajurrosyidiin at the Grand Ballroom of the Minhaajurrosyidiin Multipurpose Building, in Jakarta, Tuesday.

“The challenges ahead are increasingly difficult. "But once again, with the character that we build, the character of the human resources that we build, I am sure, God willing, we can achieve it (Golden Indonesia 2045)," said the President.

The President said a number of global challenges are currently being faced by various countries, namely global economic uncertainty, climate change and wars occurring in a number of countries. However, the President is optimistic that Indonesia can face these challenges with a strong spirit of unity.

"Therefore, I often say that 2024, 2029, 2034 is the momentum that really determines whether Indonesia can leap forward or not, so it is needed strong national leadership, strong unity, strong solidarity," he said.

The President believes that strong national leadership is needed to face these challenges.

"National leadership that unites, national leadership that wants to embrace everyone for unity and solidarity for the unity of this country in achieving the great dream of a Golden Indonesia 2045," he explained.

Also present at the event were, among others, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan, TNI Commander Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, National Police Chief General Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo, and General Chair of the LDII Central Management Board Chriswanto Santoso and his staff.
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