PM: Malaysia needs neighbouring countries’ consensus to deploy military forces to Palestine

From no access to water, food and medicine, many parts of Gaza and the people there are in dire straits.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today explained that the deployment of Malaysian military forces to Palestine, including for peacekeeping or humanitarian missions, can only be done after achieving a consensus from the neighbouring countries.

In a briefing on the latest development on the Palestinian-Israeli crisis at the Dewan Rakyat today, Anwar said without the consensus, aircraft carrying Malaysian peacekeepers or humanitarian assistance will not be allowed to land.

“Certain parties in Malaysia claim that we refuse to send our military forces. Our military leaders have also asked me to explain that it is not fair for any quarters to touch on this matter.

“This is not a simple decision to make. So, I hope that there will be better understanding, don’t confuse the people,” he said.

The Prime Minister also called on all Malaysians and Muslim ummah to come together to pray for the safety of all Palestinians who continue being oppressed by the Israeli regime.