Humanitarian issues must be pursued regardless of boundaries: Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Humanitarian issues need to be understood and pursued, irrespective of boundaries as practised by humanitarian agencies such as the Global Peace Mission (GPM) Malaysia, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

She said GPM, and previously ABIM (Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement), had carried out numerous humanitarian work involving, among others, the Bosnian-Herzegovina, Vietnam and Rohingya issues and continues to be involved in the Syrian, Yemen, Uyghur and Kashmir issues.

She said initiatives taken by humanitarian agencies should be welcomed by all parties including the government as protecting the oppressed is a shared responsibility and should not be left to the Islamic movements alone.

She said this in her speech at the #Sebangsa2019, Dinner organised by ABIM at Avenue Convention Centre (BACC), Kajang last Saturday night.

At the event, Dr Wan Azizah also launched the #GMP2020 Humanitarian Aid Fund.

The donation drive aims to raise RM20 million to be distributed among six core areas, among them Humanitarian Aid, Advocacy, Community Development and Education for All.