Pakatan invites PM to roundtable talk on Israeli attacks
KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has invited Datuk Seri Najib Razak and all parties across the political divide for a roundtable talk this Friday to jointly condemn Israel’s attack on the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla.
PR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today issued the invitation to the prime minister, all Barisan Nasional and PR parties and all Islamic and non-Islamic NGOs to attend the talk, set to be held in Kampung Baru at 11.30am on Friday.
“We need to take a more serious stand in this issue and condemn this continuing violence,” he said after attending the PR secretariat meeting at the PKR headquarters here today.
Anwar added that following the roundtable talks, all invited parties would then march to the US embassy and submit a memorandum on behalf of all Malaysians, calling for an end to the violence.
“For this, we have also decided to invite the prime minister to join us in this special meeting,” he said.
He said PR parties had also jointly agreed to urge for an emergency parliamentary session to be held on Friday or latest by Sunday to allow all parties to give its united stand on the issue.
“We want Parliament to hold this special session so that we can speak out in one voice,” he said.
Anwar said it was in PR’s opinion that Israel’s “conceit and rage” had stemmed from the US government’s continuing support of the Zionist regime.