KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (NNN-Bernama) — The Malaysian government, through the Foreign Ministry, is playing an active role in calling for the international community to bring the issue of the Israeli atrocities to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Senate was told Wednesday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Mohamad Alamin said that even though Malaysia is not a member of the Rome Statute of the ICC, she can support the international community to bring Israel to justice for the atrocities against the Palestinian people.
“The role (by Malaysia) includes working on an ad-hoc basis with the ICC Public Prosecutor’s Office to support its investigation in addition to helping in terms of providing legal documents or facilitating the presence of voluntary witnesses who can support the case when it is presented at the ICC later,” he said at the Dewan Negara (Senate).
Mohamad said the government had also submitted a written statement of Malaysia’s view as required by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the effects of Israel’s brutality against Palestine last July 25.
“Insya-Allah, we will also submit an oral submission to appear at the ICJ on Feb 19 next year. This is one of Malaysia’s commitments to fight for the rights of the Palestinian people and support the call by the international community to bring Israel to justice,” he said.
Israel resumed attacks on the Gaza Strip last Friday after a week-long humanitarian truce with Hamas ended.