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PRESS RELEASE : THE RATIFICATION OF THE ORGANIC LAW FOR THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO

THE RATIFICATION OF THE ORGANIC LAW FOR THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO

 

 

Malaysia congratulates the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and all those involved on the successful conduct of the first plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) held on 21 January 2019. Malaysia looks forward to the second plebiscite which will be held on 6 February 2019. The peaceful plebiscite is a significant step towards ensuring peace and prosperity in Mindanao.

 

Malaysia has been a staunch supporter of the Mindanao Peace Process and is honoured to play a constructive role as the Third Party Facilitator in the Peace Process to ensure greater safety and stability in the Philippines and this region. Malaysia will also continue to assist in the area of capacity building for the Bangsamoro people to prepare them towards the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

 

With the ratification of this law, Malaysia strongly believes that the Southern Philippines will achieve long-lasting peace and looks forward for opportunities to work together to develop the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

30 January 2019