September 06, 2016

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns, the attack on Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Malaysia

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the attack on Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ambassador Ibrahim Ansar, and the chief monk of a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Sentul,  Ven. Sri Saranan. This dastardly act has no parallel in the diplomatic history of Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Ansar is a veteran career diplomat who has served in various capacities in Sri Lankan foreign missions for over 20 years. It is regrettable that a friendly country, Malaysia, could not provide diplomatic protection that Malaysia has pledged to undertake.

Ambassador Ansar came under attack by suspected LTTE sympathizers when he escorted Minister Daya Gamage, Deputy Minister Anoma Gamage and Joint Opposition Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena to the airport to send off the VIPs. The Sri Lankan dignitaries were leaving after attending the international conference of Asian political parties held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Malaysian Government has the responsibility under international law to protect visiting foreign dignitaries and resident foreign diplomats in their country. Special units of the country’s police force usually protect travelling foreign dignitaries, and Special Forces may protect former heads of state, defense officials and other VIPs. 

It is a matter of serious concern that the Malaysian Government has failed to protect Sri Lanka's envoy to Malaysia.

We call upon the Government of Malaysia to immediately arrest the perpetrators who have scarred the excellent relationship that Malaysia and Sri Lanka have enjoyed and ensure that maximum punishment as per the laws of Malaysia are enforced

N M Ameen
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka

1 கருத்துரைகள்:

The Resolution to the Muslim issues/Muslim Factor should be approached honestly without “STAGING POLITICAL DRAMAS” just to HOODWINK the Muslim voters/vote bank, Insha Allah.
THIS IS WHY "THE MUSLIM VOICE" IS PRAYING IT IS TIME UP THAT A NEW POLITICAL FORCE THAT WILL BE HONEST AND SINCERE THAT WILL PRODUCE 'CLEAN' AND DILIGENT MUSLIM POLITICIANS TO STAND UP AND DEFEND THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY POLITICALLY AND OTHERWISE, ESPECIALLY FROM AMONG THE YOUTH/YOUNGER GENERATION HAS TO EMERGE FROM WITHIN THE SRI LANKA MUSLIM COMMUNITY TO FACE ANY NEW ELECTIONS IN THE COMING FUTURE, INSHA ALLAH.“The Muslim Voice” expresses its concern especially because HE. Ibrahim Mohamed is a member of the Sri Lankan Muslim Community who is a longstanding and respected career diplomat of the Sri Lankan Foreign Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka and the Buddhist monk a native of Sri Lanka, a brother community in Sri Lanka. This is why “The Muslim Voice” said that the Muslim Civil Society movements/groups and Muslim politicians should take up this matter with the government and also bring it to parliament for discussion. The Malaysian government should be requested to stop talking this incident as a "DRAMA" as quoted/stated in some news media in Sri Lanka. Just expressing "REGRET" to HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar is NOT ENOUGH. The perpetrators have to be brought to account without delay. The Malaysian government/authority should also take immediate action to punish the two Malaysian security officials who failed to do their duty in defending/protecting the High Commissioner during being assaulted.
Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.

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