PRIME MINISTER DATO’ SRI ISMAIL SABRI YAAKOB UNDERSCORES THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN ACHIEVING GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

PRIME MINISTER DATO’ SRI ISMAIL SABRI YAAKOB UNDERSCORES THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN ACHIEVING GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob joined the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and 12 other Heads of State/Government at the virtual High-Level Dialogue on Global Development on 24 June 2022.

Held in a BRICS Plus format, the Dialogue took place at the margins of the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. Under the theme “Foster a Global Development Partnership for the New Era to Jointly Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the Leaders deliberated on the importance of international solidarity and effective cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as in promoting global recovery, global governance reform and inclusive global partnership for development.

YAB Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob reaffirmed Malaysia’s unwavering commitment to achieving the SDGs, which have already been embedded in various government policies including the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (RMK12). YAB Prime Minister also highlighted Malaysia’s efforts to localize the SDGs through, among others, the establishment of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia on SDGs (APPGM-SDG) and MySDG Foundation, as well as promotion of more SDG-impact investments by increasing access to green finance and market creation.

In the context of enhancing international cooperation and ensuring no one is left behind, YAB Prime Minister put forward three specific proposals. They relate to (i) strengthening international development architecture; (ii) strengthening multilateral system; and (iii) realising the commitment to combat the environmental and climate crises.

The participation of YAB Prime Minister at the High-Level Dialogue on Global Development reflects Malaysia’s commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to promoting effective international cooperation to assist other developing countries in achieving the SDGs.

YAB Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the Republic of China YB Dato’ Sri Tiong King Sing, and senior government officials.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

24 JUNE 2022


BENCANA GEMPA BUMI AFGHANISTAN

 

BENCANA GEMPA BUMI AFGHANISTAN

 

Kerajaan Malaysia ingin mengucapkan takziah dan simpati kepada rakyat Afghanistan susulan bencana gempa bumi melanda wilayah Paktika dan Khost pada 22 Jun 2022 yang telah mengakibatkan kehilangan banyak nyawa dan ribuan lagi cedera serta kemusnahan harta benda dan infrastruktur awam.

Rakyat Malaysia menzahirkan solidariti kepada rakyat Afghanistan pada waktu yang sukar ini. Ingatan dan doa ikhlas rakyat Malaysia adalah bersama-sama, khususnya kepada mereka yang terkesan dengan bencana ini.

Kami berdoa kepada Allah SWT agar rakyat Afghanistan diberi kekuatan dan ketabahan hati untuk menghadapi musibah yang melanda serta kesembuhan segera bagi mereka yang cedera.

 

PUTRAJAYA

23 JUN 2022


DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE STRUCK AFGHANISTAN

 

DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE STRUCK AFGHANISTAN

 

The Government of Malaysia wishes to extend its deepest condolences and sympathies to the people of Afghanistan following the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan’s Province of Paktika and Khost on 22 June 2022 which has resulted in the heavy loss of lives with thousands of people injured and huge destruction to properties and public infrastructures.

The people of Malaysia are in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan during this difficult period. Our profound thoughts and prayers are with them particularly with those affected by the disaster.

We pray that Allah SWT gives Afghanistan the strength and fortitude to overcome this calamity and a speedy recovery to those injured.

 

PUTRAJAYA

23 JUNE 2022


LAWATAN PELAPOR KHAS BERKAITAN SITUASI HAK ASASI MANUSIA DI MYANMAR KE MALAYSIA, 17 – 23 JUN 2022

 

LAWATAN PELAPOR KHAS BERKAITAN SITUASI HAK ASASI MANUSIA DI

MYANMAR KE MALAYSIA, 17 – 23 JUN 2022

 

Encik Thomas Andrews, Pelapor Khas mengenai situasi hak asasi manusia di Myanmar, telah mengadakan lawatan ke Malaysia dari 17 hingga 23 Jun 2022. Malaysia merupakan negara pertama di rantau Asia Tenggara yang menerima lawatan Pelapor Khas tersebut.

Lawatan ini mencerminkan komitmen Malaysia dalam mencari penyelesaian yang aman dan berkekalan kepada situasi di Myanmar termasuk krisis di Rakhine yang telah membawa kepada masalah pelarian terbesar di rantau ini sejak beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini. Situasi di Myanmar juga adalah penting dalam menjamin keselamatan dan kestabilan ASEAN.

Semasa di Malaysia, Pelapor Khas telah mengadakan kunjungan hormat ke atas YB Dato’ Sri Saifuddin Abdullah, Menteri Luar Negeri dan bertemu pegawai-pegawai Kementerian Luar Negeri. Pelapor Khas juga mengadakan pertemuan dengan pegawai-pegawai Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat; Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen mengenai Hal Ehwal Antarabangsa dan Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen mengenai Wanita, Hal Ehwal Kanak-Kanak dan Pembangunan Sosial; Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM); dan masyarakat sivil.

Pelapor Khas juga telah mengadakan perbincangan meja bulat yang dianjurkan oleh Institut Diplomasi dan Hubungan Luar Negeri (IDFR) bertajuk "Hak Asasi Manusia di Myanmar: Perspektif dan Realiti" dan berucap di Perbincangan Meja Bulat Peringkat Tinggi bertajuk “Pendidikan Pelarian: Menggerakkan Agenda Ke Hadapan" sempena Hari Pelarian Sedunia, anjuran All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia (APPGM), Kementerian Luar Negeri dan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIA).

Lawatan ke Malaysia bertujuan untuk memahami dengan lebih mendalam perspektif dan pendekatan Malaysia dan ASEAN mengenai situasi di Myanmar. Melalui lawatan ini, Pelapor Khas telah mengiktiraf peranan utama yang dimainkan oleh ASEAN, dan memuji kepimpinan yang ditunjukkan oleh YB Menteri Luar Negeri dan Malaysia dalam usaha ini.

Pelapor Khas akan membentangkan satu laporan lisan mengenai lawatannya ke Malaysia di Sesi ke-50 Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia di Geneva pada 29 Jun 2022. Pelapor Khas mengenai situasi hak asasi manusia di Myanmar yang dilantik oleh Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia adalah berkhidmat atas kapasiti peribadi.

 

PUTRAJAYA

23 JUN 2022


VISIT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN MYANMAR TO MALAYSIA, 17 – 23 JUNE 2022

 

VISIT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN

MYANMAR TO MALAYSIA, 17 – 23 JUNE 2022

 

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Mr Thomas Andrews, visited Malaysia from 17 to 23 June 2022. Malaysia is the first country in the region to receive the Special Rapporteur.

The visit reflects our serious commitment to finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in Myanmar including the crisis in Rakhine, which has led to one of the biggest refugee situations in the region in recent years. The situation in Myanmar is also crucial to ASEAN’s security and stability.

While in Malaysia, the Special Rapporteur had the opportunity to engage with the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato’ Sri Saifuddin Abdullah and Government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also met officials from the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development; the Parliamentary Select Committee on International Affairs and Parliamentary Select Committee on Women, Children Affairs and Social Development; National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM); as well as civil society and community-based organisations.

The Special Rapporteur also held a roundtable discussion at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) on “Human Rights in Myanmar: Perspectives and Realities” and addressed the “High-level Roundtable on Refugee Education: Moving the Agenda Forward” in commemoration of World Refugee Day, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia (APPGM), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

The visit was aimed at better understanding the perspective and approach of Malaysia and ASEAN on the situation in Myanmar. Following the visit, the Special Rapporteur acknowledged ASEAN’s central role and commended Malaysia’s part though the leadership of the Hon. Foreign Minister in this endeavour.

The Special Rapporteur will be presenting an oral report of his visit to Malaysia during the 50th Session of Human Rights Council in Geneva on 29 June 2022. The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar is appointed by the Human Rights Council and serves in his personal capacity.

 

PUTRAJAYA

23 JUNE 2022