OIC Summit Passes Three Resolutions
From Azeman Ariffin
MECCA – The extraordinary summit meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which concluded here today passed three important resolutions for immediate implementation.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the three resolutions which were fully supported by Malaysia were to suspend the membership of Syria in the OIC, to give recognition to Palestine as a sovereign state and to champion the cause of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
He said the summit meeting also outlined several immediate action that must be taken including supporting the proposal by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al Saud for the creation of a Muslim Dialogue Centre to discuss issues pertaining to sectarian ideologies.
“The summit meeting in Mecca in conjunction with the 26th and 27th day of Ramadan had brought about a new spirit for the OIC and awareness among the leaders of Islamic nations to tackle issues affecting the Muslims throughout the world,” he told Malaysian journalists, here today.
He said the resolutions passed at the Holy Land of Mecca was something special at the OIC this time.
Meanwhile, when addressing the summit, Najib said Malaysia supported the decision to suspend the membership of Syria after considering the action as a symbolic gesture to send a clear message to Syria on the need to take measures to stop the bloodshed and to embark on a peaceful resolution of the crisis for the sake of the people of Syria.
He said the OIC action against Syria was also to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation.
“In taking this decision, Malaysia urges member states particularly the regional players of Arab states to continue their constructive engagement with all concerned parties in Syria to deliver a peaceful and lasting solution to the country”, he said.
The Prime Minister said the escalating violence in Syria was sad, shocking and shameful as people continued to witness the carnage, sufferings and unnecessary loss of innocent lives, including women and children. – BERNAMA