05 June, 2010

Foreign Affairs Dato' Sri Anifah Aman demanding Israel ensure the safety of the Malaysian citizens onboard the MV Rachel Corrie,

Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato' Sri Anifah Aman released a statement demanding Israel ensure the safety of the Malaysian citizens onboard the MV Rachel Corrie.

Malaysia strongly demands Israel to ensure the safety of all the humanitarian activists onboard the cargo vessel MV Rachel Corrie that was seized by the Israeli Defence Force early morning of 5 June 2010.

Malaysia also demands for Israel not to take any drastic and violent military action on the unarmed passengers of the Rachel Corrie. All the humanitarian activists on board the Rachel Corrie should be given the necessary assistance to ensure their safety. Malaysia also calls on Israel to ensure a safe passage for the vessel to Gaza to deliver the humanitarian cargo. In this regard, Malaysia urges the International Community to persuade Israel to allow the humanitarian vessel to reach Gaza safely.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the developments as there are six Malaysians on board the Rachel Corrie.

Dato' Sri Anifah Aman

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia

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