MALAYSIA MENGALU-ALUKAN PENGUATKUASAAN TRITI MENGENAI PENGHARAMAN SENJATA NUKLEAR

 

MALAYSIA MENGALU-ALUKAN PENGUATKUASAAN TRITI MENGENAI PENGHARAMAN SENJATA NUKLEAR

 

Malaysia mengalu-alukan penguatkuasaan Triti Mengenai Pengharaman Senjata Nuklear (TPNW) yang bermula pada hari ini. Triti ini merupakan surat cara antarabangsa pertama yang sah mengharamkan senjata nuklear secara komprehensif, dan berkuatkuasa selepas memperoleh pengratifikasian ke-50 pada 24 Oktober 2020 yang lalu.

 

Triti yang telah dimeterai di Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) pada 7 Julai 2017 ini melarang segala aktiviti yang berkaitan dengan senjata nuklear. Larangan ini termasuk pembangunan, pengujian, pembuatan, perolehan, pemilikan, penyimpanan, penempatan, dan penggunaan. TPNW turut akan mengukuhkan lagi norma bahawa senjata nuklear tidak boleh diterima sama sekali, tidak boleh digunakan, tidak boleh diancam untuk digunakan dan perlu disingkirkan dan dihapuskan dengan kadar segera.

 

Malaysia memainkan peranan utama dalam proses yang membawa kepada pemeteraian TPNW oleh Perhimpunan Agung PBB pada tahun 2017. Malaysia menandatangani TPNW sebaik sahaja ianya dibuka untuk tandatangan pada 20 September 2017 dan meratifikasi Triti dua tahun kemudian pada 30 September 2020, menjadikan Malaysia sebagai Negara Pihak ke- 46 kepada Triti tersebut.

 

Malaysia merakamkan ucapan tahniah kepada semua Negara Pihak kepada TPNW dan menggalakkan negara-negara lain untuk mempercepat proses penerimaan mereka terhadap Triti berkenaan.

 

Malaysia percaya bahawa TPNW adalah satu surat cara antarabangsa yang mengikat secara sah, boleh dilaksanakan, dan mewujudkan norma undang-undang bahawa senjata nuklear secara mutlaknya tidak boleh diterima. Dengan penguatkuasaan TPNW, norma global pencegahan senjata nuklear akan dapat diperkukuhkan. Malaysia berharap bahawa TPNW akan mengubah wacana mengenai pelucutan senjata nuklear daripada perbincangan yang dikuasai oleh Negara-negara kuasa nuklear dan Negara-negara bersenjata nuklear, kepada perbincangan yang lebih demokratik, saksama dan di mana semua Negara mempunyai suara yang sama penting.

 

Malaysia komited untuk mengambil langkah-langkah yang diperlukan dalam melaksanakan kewajipannya terhadap TPNW dan akan bekerjasama erat dengan Negara-negara lain bagi memastikan momentum global kekal kuat terhadap pelucutan senjata nuklear. Malaysia juga akan terus melibatkan diri dengan masyarakat madani dalam mempromosi kesedaran, pendidikan dan wacana mengenai pelucutan senjata nuklear, khususnya berkenaan TPNW.

 

Malaysia menegaskan sekali lagi komitmen tidak berbelah bahagi negara terhadap pelucutan senjata nuklear dan akan terus bekerjasama secara erat dengan rakan-rakan yang lain untuk merealisasikan matlamat dunia bebas dari ancaman senjata nuklear.

 

PUTRAJAYA

22 Januari 2021


MALAYSIA WELCOMES THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

MALAYSIA WELCOMES THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 

Malaysia welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) today. The Treaty is the first legally binding international instrument to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, and comes into force after obtaining its 50th ratification on 24 October 2020.

 

The TPNW, adopted at the United Nations (UN) on 7 July 2017, prohibits all activities related to nuclear weapons, including its development, testing, manufacturing, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, use and stationing. It further reinforces the norm that nuclear weapons are unacceptable, should not be used, should not be threatened to be used and need to be discarded and destroyed as soon as possible.

 

Malaysia played a leading role in the processes leading up to the adoption of TPNW by the UN General Assembly in 2017. Malaysia signed the TPNW as soon as it was opened for signature on 20 September 2017 and ratified the Treaty two years later on 30 September 2020, making Malaysia the 46th State Party to the TPNW.

 

Malaysia congratulates all State Parties to the TPNW and encourages other countries to expedite their accession to the Treaty.

 

Malaysia believes that the TPNW is legally sound, feasible to implement and creates the legal norm that nuclear weapons are categorically unacceptable. With its entry into force, the global norms against nuclear weapons will be further strengthened. Malaysia hopes that the Treaty will change the nuclear disarmament discourse from one dominated by the nuclear weapons and nuclear-armed States, to one which is more democratic, equitable and where all States have an equal voice.

 

Malaysia is committed to adopt the necessary measures to implement its obligations under the TPNW and will work closely with other States to ensure that there remains strong global momentum towards nuclear disarmament. Malaysia will also continue to engage with civil society in promoting nuclear disarmament awareness, education and discourse, in particular on the TPNW.

 

Malaysia reaffirms its resolute commitment towards nuclear disarmament and will continue to work closely with other partners to realise the long-overdue goal of a world free of the threat of nuclear weapons.

 

PUTRAJAYA

22 January 2021


ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ RETREAT 21 JANUARY 2021

ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ RETREAT 21 JANUARY 2021

 

Today YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun  Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in the  ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM  Retreat) via video conference. The Retreat was chaired by The Honorable Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan  bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd. Yusof, Minister of Foreign Affairs II for Brunei Darussalam with the participation of all 10 ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the Secretary- General of ASEAN.

 

In YB  Dato’ Seri  Hishammuddin Tun Hussein’s intervention during the AMM Retreat,  the Foreign Minister stressed the urgency to follow-up on the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework, first proposed by YAB  Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin   in  April last year, to boost the region’s economic recovery while continuing to do  our best to  protect and preserve life. The Foreign Minister also highlighted that ASEAN must improve greatly on cross-pillar and cross-sectoral coordination by breaking down the bureaucratic barrier, to ensure our people receive the most efficient possible assistance required during these trying times.

 

The Foreign Minister also concurred with the Chair’s proposal to formulate and expedite access to the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund as soon as possible to assist Member States with vaccine procurement and rollout plans, highlighting a collective regional approach to vaccination. Furthermore, the Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of articulating ASEAN’s efforts for an ASEAN Travel Corridor which underlines inter-regional travel as the core of our efforts to revitalise our economies.

 

The Foreign Minister also thanked all the ASEAN Member States for the consensus to endorse Malaysia as ASEAN’s Candidate for the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2022-2024. The Human Rights Council (HRC) embodies the spirit of multilateralism, which Malaysia continues to advocate and as a member of the HRC, Malaysia will work closely with all actors to drive progress on human rights at home and globally.

 

During the AMM Retreat, Malaysia reaffirmed our fullest support  and  cooperation to  take forward Brunei Darussalam’s agenda and key priorities under the Chair’s theme “We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper”; highlighting the key focus  areas  of  Mental  Health, Youth in Peace and Security and Multilateralism for ASEAN in 2021.

 

The Foreign Minister underscored that while there has been ample discussion on the economic fallout from this global pandemic, the toll it takes on our collective mental health is harder to quantify. He also added that ASEAN must recognise and highlight that mental health troubles are a natural reaction to the pandemic and our Governments must be ready to address this. As Malaysia is Country Coordinator for ASEAN-Australia relations, the Foreign Minister proposed that ASEAN works together with Australia on mental health programmes for our people affected by Covid-19.

 

On the focus area of Youth in Peace and Security, the Foreign Minister stated that the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter Terrorism (SEARCCT) is ready to collaborate with ASEAN in promoting the role of youth in our regional future by examining the factors that push youths into terrorism, and strategies to counter the rhetoric propagated by violent extremist groups. The Foreign Minister also stated he will work closely with the Minister of Youth & Sports, YB Dato' Sri Reezal Merican on this matter.

 

During the exchange of views on regional and international issues, the Foreign Minister welcomed the positive developments on the situation in the Rakhine State, as briefed by His Excellency U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, specifically on the tripartite efforts of Bangladesh, Myanmar and China on the repatriation of displaced persons from Rakhine State in Bangladesh. This positive, much awaited development would certainly alleviate the situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar and Bangladesh, and provide the refugees with the opportunity to return. The Foreign Minister also conveyed Malaysia’s appreciation on the effective mediation role by China in the tripartite process and their offer to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to the Rohingya people in the first phase of repatriation. In this regard, the Foreign Minister offered Malaysia’s support to work closely with the tripartite process in finding a lasting solution this crisis, especially concerning the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.

 

The Foreign Minister also took the opportunity to record Malaysia’s heartiest congratulations to Viet Nam for a successful chairmanship in 2020, especially the significant efforts driven by Viet Nam in moving forward and rebuilding together from the dire impact of COVID-19. Furthermore, the Foreign Minister expressed Malaysia’s heartfelt condolences to Indonesia and the families of the victims of the Sriwijaya plane crash, and most recently the earthquake in Sulawesi.

 

PUTRAJAYA

21 January 2021

 

 

 

 


MESYUARAT MENTERI-MENTERI DIALOG KERJASAMA ASIA KE-17, 21 JANUARI 2021

MESYUARAT MENTERI-MENTERI DIALOG KERJASAMA ASIA KE-17, 21 JANUARI 2021

 

 

YB Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar, Timbalan Menteri Luar Negeri, akan menyertai Mesyuarat Menteri-Menteri Dialog Kerjasama Asia (Asia Cooperation Dialogue - ACD) ke-17 yang akan diadakan secara atas talian pada 21 Januari 2021 bermula jam 3.00 petang (waktu Malaysia). Mesyuarat ini akan dipengerusikan oleh T.Y.T. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Menteri Luar Negeri Turki, yang juga Pengerusi ACD 2019-2021.

 

Tema Mesyuarat Menteri-Menteri pada kali ini ialah “The New Normal and Safe and Healthy Tourism”. Menteri-Menteri ACD akan membincangkan pelbagai isu-isu serantau, terutamanya berkaitan impak COVID-19 ke atas sektor pelancongan dan langkah-langkah yang boleh diambil untuk membangunkan semula industri pelancongan. Mesyuarat ini juga akan memperakukan Deklarasi Ankara bagi merealisasikan aspirasi dan komitmen negara anggota ACD untuk menjadikan Asia sebagai rantau yang maju dan berdaya tahan.

 

Malaysia akan sentiasa bekerjasama dengan negara anggota ACD dalam meningkatkan lagi kerjasama dan mewujudkan Komuniti Asia yang mampan.

 

PUTRAJAYA

21 Januari 2021


THE 17TH ASIA COOPERATION DIALOGUE MINISTERIAL MEETING, 21 JANUARY 2021

THE 17TH ASIA COOPERATION DIALOGUE MINISTERIAL MEETING, 21 JANUARY 2021

 

YB Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, will be participating in the 17th Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Ministerial Meeting which will be held virtually on 21 January 2021 at 3.00 p.m. (Malaysian time). The meeting will be chaired by H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, as the incumbent Chair of ACD for the term 2019-2021.

 

With the theme “The New Normal and Safe and Healthy Tourism”, ACD Ministers will deliberate on key regional issues, particularly the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism sector and identify measures to revitalise the tourism industry post-pandemic. The outcome document, the Ankara Declaration will be adopted during the Meeting affirming ACD Member States’ aspiration and dedication towards achieving a robust and resilient Asian region.

 

Malaysia is committed to work together with ACD Member States in enhancing cooperation and creating a sustainable Asian community.

 

PUTRAJAYA

21 January 2021