All-Party Roundtable Conference and Parliamentary endorsement  on Malaysian consensus on national and international response to Sept. 11 US terrorist mass murders and terrorism

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya,  Saturday): The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that  while Malaysia supports the United States' war against terrorism, it opposes plans to attack Afghanistan or other nations in the US pursuit of  terrorists, as the  battle would not solve terrorism and  would inflict sufferings  on the innocent public.

The time has come not only for a government position on the horrors and crimes against humanity in the Sept. 11 United States terrorist mass murders but for the convening of an all-party roundtable conference for a Malaysian consensus on the proper  national and international response to the attacks on New Yorks Twin Towers and the Pentagon, which should comprise some of the following key elements:

A roundtable conference of all political parties in Malaysia should be convened next week to reach agreement and announce to the world a Malaysian national consensus transcending political parties, race, religion and culture on national and international response to the Sept. 11 US barbaric  mass murders and international terrorism.

This all-party roundtable conference on the Malaysian consensus of national and international response to the Sept. 11 US barbaric  mass murders and terrorism should be followed up with the unanimous adoption of a Parliamentary  motion supported by MPs from all political parties, whether in government or opposition, embodying the Malaysian national consensus on terrorism on the very first day of Parliament when it reconvenes for the long budget meeting on Monday, October 8, 2001.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman