MALAYSIA’S NATIONAL STATEMENT AT THE HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS 21 SEPTEMBER 2020

MALAYSIA’S NATIONAL STATEMENT

AT THE HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF

THE UNITED NATIONS

21 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

 

Mr. President,

Mr. Secretary-General,

Distinguished Representatives,

 

 

It gives me great pleasure to address this high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

 

2. Allow me to first congratulate you Mr. President, on your election as the President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I wish you all the very best and a fruitful presidency. I wish to also extend our appreciation to your predecessor, His Excellency Tijjani Muhammad-Bande,for his commitment and able leadership during the challenging 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly due to COVID-19.

 

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

 

3. Earlier this year, the United Nations launched the UN75 initiative,inviting people around the world to share their aspirations, hopes and priorities for the future. Nearly 40,000 people responded to the UN75 survey within the first 3 months of its launching. While the interpretations of the findings may differ according to respective national circumstances, the message and direction that our people have shared are clear. They want a United Nations that better protects the environment, promotes human rights and reduces conflicts. They also want a United Nations that focuses on promoting access to basic services including health as well as a world free

from discrimination.

 

4. This is not to say that the international community has not paid attention to those issues. On the contrary, we have worked especially hard on them over the years. The Paris Agreement, for example, was a milestone achieved by nations in combating climate change – a culmination of international efforts that began at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. We also have a host of instruments and conventions on human rights most of which took many years to formulate. Such instruments govern and regulate our actions in order to allow all of us to progress. Unfortunately, in recent years we have seen certain countries disregarded such agreements. We hope that this stops. We must take heed of what our people want and hope for.

 

5. The UN75 survey came at a time when the world has just beginning to witness the spread of this deadly Coronavirus, which is why I am delivering my speech in Malaysia. It has taken so many lives and has exposed the true capacity and effectiveness of our healthcare systems. The socio-economic impact has been just as severe. On this, we must ensure that once a vaccine is found, it must be accessible to all nations and peoples. There should not be any discrimination whatsoever. We must remember that since COVID-19 does not discriminate, our response should not too.

 

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

 

6. The United Nations remains the only global institution that all of us can claim ownership. While we acknowledge that the Organisation has done quite well in many areas in its 75 years of existence, especially in promoting social and economic development, we need to be honest and recognise that the UN has somewhat failed to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”. Many people are still suffering due to conflicts, which remain unresolved in various parts of the world. The United Nations must improve in this aspect. To do so, we believe that the organisation must be reformed.

 

7. The United Nations is needed now more than ever. However, the organisation needs to be better equipped – not just with political latitude, but with the continued support of its Member States to respond to some of the most glaring problems the world is facing.8. Seventy-five years since its existence, the time is right for the United Nations to take stock of its achievements; improve on its weaknesses and remove all obstacles that prevent its continued progress. Malaysia welcomes the adoption of the Declaration for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations today. We sincerely believe that today’s Commemoration presents a golden opportunity for the international community to do better. Let us not miss this opportunity. Let us move forward together in building the future we want and the United Nations we need.

 

 

With this, I thank you.


HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS 21 SEPTEMBER 2020

HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS

21 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will address the High-Level Meeting of the United Nations’ (UN) General Assembly in New York to commemorate its 75th anniversary on 21 September 2020 (New York time), via a pre-recorded video statement.This will be Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s first appearance at the UN General Assembly as the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

 

During the High-Level Meeting, Tan Sri Muhyiddin is set to reaffirm Malaysia’s continued support for the central role of the UN and highlight the reforms that it needs to adopt to ensure it continues to remain relevant in addressing today’s global challenges.The special one-day High-Level Meeting is scheduled to adopt the Declaration for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the UN. The Declaration signals the collective commitment of Member States to multilateralism and to boost partnerships among the community of nations in realising and resolving the most urgent needs and aspirations of all humanity.

 

The High-Level Meeting is also expected to gather and present world leaders with the opportunity to work together to further the UN’s aims and purposes, as enshrined in its Charter, which was signed in San Francisco on 26 June 1945. The Charter calls for the UN to maintain international peace and security, promote social progress and better standards of life, strengthen international law and promote human rights.

 

The High-Level meeting precedes the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, which is scheduled to begin on 22 September and will last throughout the week, ending on 29 September. The General Debate will be presided over by President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir (Turkey), under the theme “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action”.

 

The Prime Minister is scheduled to deliver Malaysia’s national statement at the General Debate on 26 September.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

 

21 September 2020


KEPULANGAN KUMPULAN KELIMA JEMAAH TABLIGH RAKYAT MALAYSIA DARI INDIA

KEPULANGAN KUMPULAN KELIMA

JEMAAH TABLIGH RAKYAT MALAYSIA DARI INDIA

 

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri ingin memaklumkan bahawa seramai 20 ahli Jemaah Tabligh (JT) rakyat Malaysia di New Delhi dan Mumbai, India telah selamat tiba di tanah air menerusi pesawat Air India Express (IX1122) pada jam 3.40 petang, 18 September 2020. Ini merupakan kumpulan kelima ahli JT rakyat Malaysia yang berjaya dibawa pulang.

 

Dengan kepulangan 20 ahli JT tersebut, Kementerian Luar Negeri telah berjaya membawa pulang seramai 144 daripada 189 orang ahli JT yang berada di India. Sebelum ini, seramai 124 ahli JT rakyat Malaysia telah dibawa pulang menerusi empat Misi Bantuan Kemanusiaan dan Bencana (HADR) masing-masing pada 18, 22, 29 Julai dan 26 Ogos 2020. Semua ahli JT yang pulang diwajibkan menjalani kuarantin selama 14 hari di Stesyen Kuarantin (QS) sejajar dengan peraturan yang telah ditetapkan oleh Kerajaan Malaysia.

 

Sehingga hari ini, masih terdapat seramai 45 ahli JT rakyat Malaysia yang berada di India.Mereka sedang menjalani proses perundangan di beberapa wilayah di India iaitu New Delhi,Bihar, Telangana dan Tamil Nadu.

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri ingin merakamkan penghargaan dan ucapan terima kasih kepada semua agensi Kerajaan yang terlibat, terutamanya Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA) dan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) di atas kerjasama dan komitmen yang diberikan dalam menjayakan misi ini. Kerajaan Malaysia turut mengucapkan terima kasih

kepada Kerajaan India dalam membantu urusan kepulangan mereka.

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri memantau rapat perkembangan ahli JT rakyat Malaysia di India dan berterusan memberikan bantuan konsular yang sewajarnya bagi memastikan hak dan kebajikan mereka terpelihara. Kementerian Luar Negeri juga akan meneruskan kerjasama dengan pihak berkuasa tempatan di India dalam usaha memudahcara urusan pulang baki 45

ahli JT rakyat Malaysia yang masih berada di negara itu.

 

 

DATO’ KAMARUDIN JAFFAR

TIMBALAN MENTERI LUAR NEGERI

PENGERUSI PASUKAN PETUGAS COVID-19

KEMENTERIAN LUAR NEGERI

 

19 September 2020


53rd ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING (53rd AMM) AND RELATED MEETINGS, 9-12 SEPTEMBER 2020, VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

 
   

 

 

 

53rd ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING (53rd AMM) AND RELATED MEETINGS

9-12 SEPTEMBER 2020 VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

 

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will be leading Malaysia’s delegation to the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (53rd AMM) and Related Meetings on 9-12 September 2020 via video conference. All meetings will be hosted by Vietnam, in its role as ASEAN Chair for 2020.

 

At the 53rd AMM, ASEAN Foreign Ministers will discuss issues related to ASEAN community-building efforts, the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Blueprint 2025, as well as preparations for the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, to be held in November this year.

 

The Foreign Ministers are also expected to exchange views on matters relating to regional and international issues of common concern, such as the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,developments in the South China Sea, Korean Peninsula and Rakhine State in Myanmar, regional antiterrorism and violent extremism efforts, climate change and disaster management preparedness,maritime security as well as other non-traditional security issues.

 

Over the three days of the 53rd AMM, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is scheduled to participate in the following meetings :-

 

1. 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

2. Meeting of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission

3. 27th ASEAN Coordinating Council

4. Special Session of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting on Sub-Regional Development

5. ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting

6. 21st ASEAN Plus Three (+3) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

7. ASEAN - Japan Ministerial Meeting

8. ASEAN - ROK Ministerial Meeting

9. 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

10. ASEAN - U.S. Ministerial Meeting

11. ASEAN - Canada Ministerial Meeting

12. ASEAN - Australia Ministerial Meeting (Co-Chair)

13. ASEAN – New Zealand Ministerial Me

14. ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on

      Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives

15. ASEAN Ministerial Dialogue on Strengthening Women’s Role for Sustainable Peace and Security at the 53rd ASEAN   Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

16. 27th ASEAN Regional Forum

17. ASEAN-European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting

18. ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting

 

Malaysia, as country coordinator for ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations for 2018-2021, will co-chair the ASEAN PMC+1 with Australia. YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his Australian counterpart, H.E. Senator Marise Payne, will lead the discussion on issues of mutual concern.

 

At the conclusion of the 53rd AMM and Related Meetings, the Foreign Ministers are expected to adopt several outcome documents, including the 53rd AMM Joint Communiqué, which will highlight the outcomes of discussion as well as strategic and important decisions made during the meetings.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

8 September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


KEPULANGAN KUMPULAN KEEMPAT JEMAAH TABLIGH RAKYAT MALAYSIA DARI INDIA

 

 

                                             KEPULANGAN KUMPULAN KEEMPAT

                                  JEMAAH TABLIGH RAKYAT MALAYSIA DARI INDIA

 

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri ingin memaklumkan bahawa kumpulan keempat Jemaah Tabligh

(JT) rakyat Malaysia seramai 9 orang yang terkandas di Kolkata, India telah selamat tiba di

tanah air menerusi pesawat Air India Express pada jam 3:11 petang, 26 Ogos 2020. Mereka

tidak dikenakan sebarang pertuduhan dan telah ditempatkan di bawah pengawasan pihak

berkuasa tempatan India di Haj House, Kolkata sejak 1 April 2020 bagi menjalani kuarantin

yang ditetapkan oleh pihak Kerajaan negara itu.

 

Dengan kepulangan 9 orang JT tersebut, Kementerian Luar Negeri telah berjaya membawa

pulang seramai 124 daripada 189 orang JT yang terkandas di India. Seramai 115 orang JT

rakyat Malaysia sebelum ini telah dibawa pulang menerusi tiga Misi Bantuan Kemanusiaan

dan Bencana (HADR) masing-masing pada 17, 22 dan 29 Julai 2020. Sebagaimana tiga

kumpulan JT rakyat Malaysia yang pulang sebelum ini, mereka akan menjalani kuarantin

wajib 14 hari di Stesen Kuarantin (QS) ditetapkan oleh Kerajaan.

 

Sehingga hari ini, masih terdapat seramai 65 orang JT rakyat Malaysia yang masih berada

di India. Daripada jumlah tersebut, seramai 13 orang berada di New Delhi bagi menunggu

pelepasan dan kebenaran pulang daripada Kerajaan India. Baki 52 orang lagi sedang

menjalani proses perundangan di beberapa wilayah di India di Bihar, Jharkand, Telangana,

Tamil Nadu dan Maharashtra.

 

Kejayaan misi ini tidak akan dapat dicapai tanpa kerjasama erat yang diberikan oleh semua

Agensi Kerajaan yang terlibat, terutamanya Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA)

dan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM). Kerajaan Malaysia turut merakamkan ucapan

terima kasih dan penghargaan kepada Kerajaan India, termasuk pihak berkuasa tempatan

negara itu yang membolehkan kepulangan mereka.

 

Selaras dengan komitmen Kerajaan Malaysia dalam membantu JT rakyat Malaysia

terkandas negara itu, Kementerian Luar Negeri menerusi Perwakilan-Perwakilan Malaysia

di India akan terus memantau isu ini secara rapat dan memberikan bantuan konsular yang

sewajarnya bagi memastikan hak dan kebajikan mereka terpelihara. Kementerian juga akan

terus meningkatkan usaha serta jalinan kerjasama dengan pihak berkuasa tempatan di India

dalam usaha memudahcara kepulangan 65 orang JT rakyat Malaysia yang masih berada di

negara itu segera dengan selamat.

 

 

DATO’ KAMARUDIN JAFFAR

TIMBALAN MENTERI LUAR NEGERI

PENGERUSI PASUKAN PETUGAS COVID-19

KEMENTERIAN LUAR NEGERI

 

 

26 Ogos 2020