2002-04-07

Malaysia Ready to Help U.N. Restore Peace in Palestine

KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Malaysia is ready to send its troops to help the United Nations to restore peace in Palestine, said Malaysian Defense Minister Najib Tun Razak Sunday.
The Malaysian Armed Forces is ready to serve the U.N. if its services were required as observers, Najib told reporters in Melaka in the south part of the country.
"The U.N. can play its role to stop the act of terror by the Israelis on the Palestinians," he was quoted by Malaysia national news agency as saying.
He said Malaysia's regret was that the U.N. only acted after many Palestinians had been killed.
"The U.N. must be firmed against Israel and should not let the Israelis do whatever they please on innocent Palestinians," he said.
The minister said that Israel had been aggressive towards the Palestinians, therefore stern actions should be taken against the Israeli regime.