Sunday, July 4, 2010

International Conference on Breaking the Gaza Siege in Kuala Lumpur.

Source :
Notice Issued by Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) on 3 July, 2010:

International Conference on Breaking the Gaza Siege  in Kuala Lumpur.
Date : 9 Jul 2010
Venue : Putra World Trade Center : Dewan Tun Razak Hall 1
Time : 9 am

Excerpts :
Entrance is free and open to the public. The public is however advised to come early as seats are limited though there is ample standing room.
If there are any enquiries, please contact:
03-88858965 (Maizatul –
03-88858960 (Noorinsun –
019-3843913 (Dr Zulaiha Ismail –
019-9100090 (Shamsul –

The siege on the Gaza Strip since 2007 is a sad tale of of atrocities and cruelties inflicted by the Israeli Government on Palestinians.
Last month, a group of activists from different countries, colours and creeds, joined hands to form the Freedom Flotilla and sailed across the Mediterranean to challenge the siege on Gaza.
The Israel Defence Force ( IDF )  attacked the civilian ship resulted in the murder of nine activists and injured dozens more. After forcefully boarding the ships of the flotilla, they commandeered them to the Israeli port Ashdod and then imprisoned the activists.
The IDF repeated their act a few days later on the MV Rachel Corrie, another member of the Freedom Flotilla . Again, the Rachel Corrie was forcefully commandeered to Ashdod. It is believed that the Rachel Corrie was spared the violent, armed aggression of the IDF due to the international spotlight on Tel Aviv following murders of the activists on Mavi Marmara.
It is against these backdrops that the Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO), a principal partner in the Freedom Flotilla, decided to hold an international conference to recount what had occurred on the Mavi Marmara and Rachel Corrie.

The international conference will feature, among others, Yildirim Bulent, head of the Turkish humanitarian relief organisation, the Insani Yardim Yakfi (IHH), Denis J. Halliday, former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations, Derek Graham, head of the MV Rachel Corrie team, Dr Hasan Huseyn Uyzal who was on board the Mavi Marmara and helped treat the injured, Palestinian judge Dialdeen S. Madhoun who is head of the Palestinian committee of war crimes documentation, and, of course, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a leading figure in opposing Israeli consistent and systematic genocide of Palestinians.

The conference is expected to conclude with a clear plan on measures and efforts to be undertaken in challenging the siege and eventually putting an end to it.
These measures and efforts will be formulated based on the inputs, views and ideas put forth and shared during the conference.
The closing address will be delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

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