Thumbs up for Malaysia's role in upholding peace in Muslim world


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s role in bringing about peace, just and human causes in the Muslim world has been given the thumbs up by many including Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chairman of the Al-Quds International Institution.


In the ongoing struggle of the Palestinian people, Malaysia’s role in supporting just and human causes has received praises from Al-Quds International Institution (QII) through two letters from al-Qaradawi.
In his letters to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib  Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, al-Qaradawi expressed his gratitude and appreciation towards Malaysia’s dedication and commitment in supporting the people in Jerusalem.
“Unsurprisingly, we have always found you among the first and forefronters in supporting just and human causes, the issues of Palestine and Jerusalem, being among (them),” he said in the letter to Najib.
He added: “We were greatly touched by your kind gesture in this context, especially with regard to the urgent need for similar initiatives.” 
The latest achievement resulting from Malaysia’s untiring effort was the peace agreement signed by the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on the establishment of the Bangsamoro autonomous region in southern Philippines.  
Al-Qaradawi said: “More importantly Malaysia has been distinguished among Muslim countries with its impressive development strategy and openness, evolving as a referential centre and model for Muslim world. 
“We are even prouder of the achievement of being able to inaugurate a branch for QII in Malaysia, an achievement that would not have been possible without your support and patronage.”
He was referring to the launch of Al-Quds Foundation Malaysia, a welfare foundation for the people of Palestine, which among others educates society on issues in the troubled state besides assisting the Palestinian.
Meanwhile, many Malaysians too have praised the Government on its strategic role in ending some 40 years of conflict and sufferings in the southern Philippines and bringing about a lasting prospect for peace and development in Mindanao.
They said it was only natural for Malaysia, being a close and caring neighbour  to play continuous role in helping the Philippine government and Bangsamoro rebuild the region for the benefit of the people.

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