OFFICIAL VISIT OF HONOURABLE DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA 17 – 20 OCTOBER 2021

OFFICIAL VISIT OF HONOURABLE DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA 17 – 20 OCTOBER 2021

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Honourable Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah will undertake an Official Visit to Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia from 17 to 20 October 2021, the first since his reappointment on 30 August 2021. The Honourable Minister will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Honourable Minister is scheduled to call on H.E. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia. The call will be preceded by a meeting with H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

The Honourable Minister is also scheduled to meet H.E. Dato’ Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN, and have a session with the Committee of Permanent Representatives of ASEAN. His other programmes include the interactive forums with the Universitas Paramadina and the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), meeting with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and a session with Malaysian students and diaspora in Jakarta.

The Honourable Minister’s visit reflects the close and comprehensive ties between the two immediate neighbours. It will afford the opportunity for the two sides to explore joint initiatives in post-pandemic recovery efforts, as well as in addressing regional and international challenges.

The visit will be held in full compliance with the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) put in place by the authorities of both countries.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

17 OCTOBER 2021


MALAYSIA DIPILIH SEBAGAI AHLI MAJLIS HAK ASASI MANUSIA BAGI PENGGAL 2022 – 2024

 

MALAYSIA DIPILIH SEBAGAI AHLI MAJLIS HAK ASASI MANUSIA

BAGI PENGGAL 2022 – 2024

 

Malaysia telah diberi kepercayaan melalui pelantikannya sebagai ahli Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia (MHAM) bagi penggal 2022-2024 semasa

pengundian sempena Sesi ke-76 Perhimpunan Agung Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu di New York pada Khamis, 14 Oktober 2021.

Malaysia berjaya meraih sebanyak 183 undi.

 

Pemilihan Malaysia ke MHAM merupakan bukti pengiktirafan dan keyakinan masyarakat antarabangsa terhadap usaha dan peranan

Malaysia dalam membina kesepakatan serta menyumbang terhadap kemajuan hak asasi manusia diperingkat antrabangsa. Malaysia akan

mengambil peluang keanggotaan MHAM kali ini untuk memberi penekanan kepada kepentingan dalam memupuk semangat bekerjasama,

keterlibatan yang membina dan menyeluruh, telus, saling hidup secara aman dan menghormati antara satu sama lain.

 

Sebagai ahli MHAM, Malaysia akan memperjuangkan hak golongan rentan terutamanya kanak-kanak, wanita, orang asli, dan warga tua.

Malaysia bercadang untuk memperkasa golongan belia terutamanya dalam proses membuat keputusan di semua peringkat. Malaysia turut

akan mengutamakan akses kepada persekitaran yang selamat, bersih, sihat, dan lestari sebagai hak asasi manusia yang perlu dilindungi

dan dipromosikan, sepertimana yang diperakui oleh MHAM baru-baru ini. Di persada antarabangsa, Malaysia akan terus membantah

sekeras-kerasnya penindasan hak asasi manusia yang dilakukan, antaranya terhadap rakyat Palestin dan Rohingya di Myanmar. Pada

masa yang sama, Malaysia juga akan bekerjasama dalam usaha pembangunan semula Afghanistan.

 

Malaysia sebelum ini telah menjadi anggota MHAM sebanyak dua kali, iaitu pada 2006-2009 dan 2010-2013 di mana Malaysia telah

mengambil pendekatan yang seimbang dan tidak memihak kepada mana-mana unsur politik dalam menangani isu hak asasi manusia.

 

 

 

 

Malaysia percaya bahawa peranan MHAM akan menjadi semakin penting dalam memastikan agenda hak asasi manusia terus

diketengahkan, terutamanya ketika dunia kini sedang kembali pulih daripada wabak COVID-19. Sehubungan itu, Malaysia akan

memainkan peranan aktif dalam MHAM serta proses-proses yang berkaitan, dalam mencari persefahaman dan dapat bangkit secara aman

untuk menjadi lebih kuat daripada sebelumnya, serta memastikan bahawa tiada negara yang tercicir di belakang.

 

MHAM adalah badan dalam sistem PBB yang bertanggungjawab dalam mempromosi dan melindungi hak asasi manusia secara

menyeluruh. Ia dianggotai oleh 47 anggota yang memainkan peranan dalam mempertimbangkan semua isu tematik mengenai hak asasi

manusia, kes pencabulan hak asasi manusia dan perkara–perkara tertentu yang memerlukan perhatian MHAM.

 

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

15 OKTOBER 2021

 

 


MALAYSIA ELECTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL FOR THE TERM 2022 – 2024

MALAYSIA ELECTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL FOR THE TERM 2022 – 2024

 

Malaysia has been given the honour to be a member to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2022-2024, following

elections held during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Thursday. Malaysia received an

overwhelming majority of 183 votes.

 

Malaysia’s election to the HRC is a testament of the international community’s recognition and confidence in the country’s endeavours as a

consensus builder and facilitator towards the advancement of human rights. During its membership, Malaysia plans to prioritise

constructive engagement, cooperation, inclusivity, transparency and mutual respect in the HRC.

 

As a Council member, Malaysia intends to prioritise the rights of vulnerable groups particularly children, women, the indigenous people, and

the elderly. Malaysia plans to push for the empowerment of youths to have a bigger role at all levels of decision-making. Malaysia will also

uphold access to safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a human right that needs to be protected and promoted. At the

international level, Malaysia will continue to advocate strongly against human rights violations, such as the systemic oppression of the

Palestinian people and the Rohingya in Myanmar, and work together with the international community to rebuild Afghanistan.

 

Malaysia has served in the HRC twice before, from 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 where it worked constructively with all stakeholders in the

pursuit of a balanced and non-politicised approach to human rights issues.

 

Malaysia believes that the role of the HRC is now more vital than ever, especially as the world rebuilds and recovers from the COVID-19

pandemic, to ensure that human rights is kept at the center. To this end, Malaysia will remain actively engaged with the Council as well as

its related processes to find common ground, build back stronger in peaceful coexistence and ensure that no one is left behind.

 

The HRC is a 47-member inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all

human rights. It considers all thematic human rights issues, human rights violations and specific situations requiring attention.

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

15 OCTOBER 2021

 

 

 


SUMBANGAN RM 5 JUTA DARIPADA MALAYSIA KEPADA PALESTIN UNTUK PEMBINAAN SEMULA KLINIK AL-RIMAL DI GAZA DAN SUMBANGAN SECARA JANGKA PANJANG USD 1 JUTA KEPADA UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA)

SUMBANGAN RM 5 JUTA DARIPADA MALAYSIA KEPADA PALESTIN UNTUK

PEMBINAAN SEMULA KLINIK AL-RIMAL DI GAZA DAN 

SUMBANGAN SECARA JANGKA PANJANG USD 1 JUTA KEPADA

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN

THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA)

 

Kerajaan Malaysia pada hari ini telah memuktamadkan Nota Pertukaran (Exchange of Notes) dengan Kerajaan Palestin bagi sumbangan

RM 5 juta untuk pembinaan semula Klinik Al-Rimal. Klinik tersebut menempatkan makmal pengujian COVID-19 di Gaza yang telah musnah

akibat serangan Israel pada bulan Mei 2021. Sumbangan tersebut menggunakan peruntukan daripada Tabung Kumpulan Wang Amanah

Bantuan Bencana Negara (KWABBN) di bawah Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA), Jabatan Perdana Menteri.

 

Nota Pertukaran ini telah ditandatangani oleh YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Menteri Luar Negeri dan Tuan Yang Terutama Walid Abu Ali,

Duta Besar Palestin ke Malaysia.

 

Sumbangan ini mencerminkan sokongan teguh Kerajaan Malaysia kepada kerajaan dan rakyat Palestin. Serangan berterusan Israel ke

atas Gaza telah memusnahkan infrastruktur awam di Gaza, termasuk fasiliti kesihatan yang menyediakan perkhidmatan rawatan

perubatan kritikal kepada rakyat Palestin semasa pandemik COVID-19.

 

Kerajaan Malaysia juga memutuskan untuk membuat sumbangan berjadual secara jangka panjang kepada United Nations Relief and

Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), bagi menyokong usaha-usaha agensi berkenaan dalam memberikan

bantuan kepada rakyat Palestin. Sebagai tambahan ke atas sumbangan-sumbangan kewangan terdahulu kepada UNRWA, Kerajaan telah

memperuntukkan USD 1 juta. Sumbangan ini akan disalurkan secara tahunan iaitu sebanyak USD200,000 setiap tahun bagi tempoh lima

(5) tahun dari 2021 sehingga 2025.

 

 

Sumbangan-sumbangan daripada Kerajaan ini melengkapi usaha dan bantuan kemanusiaan dari Malaysia, termasuk yang dilaksanakan

oleh sektor swasta, badan-badan bukan Kerajaan (NGOs), serta individu-individu perseorangan.

 

Malaysia akan terus menyokong perjuangan rakyat Palestin di peringkat nasional, serantau dan antarabangsa serta menghulurkan

bantuan kemanusiaan dan pembangunan kapasiti kepada Palestin.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

14 OKTOBER 2021


MALAYSIA’S CONTRIBUTION OF RM 5 MILLION TO PALESTINE FOR REBUILDING OF AL-RIMAL CLINIC IN GAZA AND LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION OF USD 1 MILLION TO THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA

MALAYSIA’S CONTRIBUTION OF RM 5 MILLION TO PALESTINE FOR REBUILDING OF AL-RIMAL CLINIC IN GAZA AND LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION OF USD 1 MILLION TO THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA)

 

 

The Government of Malaysia today concluded the Exchange of Notes with the Government of the State of Palestine for the contribution of

RM 5 million for rebuilding of Al-Rimal Clinic in Gaza. The clinic which has a COVID-19 testing laboratory was destroyed by the Israeli

attacks in May 2021. The contribution is funded by allocation from the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund (KWABBN), under the National

Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), Prime Minister’s Department.

 

This Exchange of Notes was signed by YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia and His Excellency Walid Abu

Ali, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Malaysia.

 

This contribution reflects Malaysia’s unwavering support for the government and people of Palestine. The incessant Israeli attacks have

destroyed public infrastructures in Gaza, including healthcare facilities providing critical healthcare services to the Palestinians amid the

COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Government of Malaysia has also decided to extend predictable long-term contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency

for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in support of the Agency’s efforts to assist Palestinians. In addition to the previous

financial contributions to UNRWA, the Government has allocated USD 1 million. This contribution will be disbursed annually in the amount

of USD200,000 from 2021 until 2025.

 

The contributions from the Government complement humanitarian efforts and assistance from Malaysia, including those undertaken by

private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as private individuals.

 

Malaysia will continue to support the Palestinian cause at the national, regional and international levels, and extend humanitarian

assistance and capacity building to Palestine.

 

PUTRAJAYA

14 OCTOBER 2021