Sep 21, 2006

Tun Mahathir : Stop fighting for one day

Peace for a day

Extracted from MalaysiaKini
Dr M: Stop fighting for one day

The global community should stop all forms of enmity at least for one day in a year in the name of peace, said former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Mahathir, who is also the chairperson of the Perdana Global Peace Foundation, said this in a statement to Bernama in conjunction with today’s International Peace Day.

“The International Peace Day is a cease-fire day around the world where all countries and people stop their hostilities for the day.

“If the leaders fail to do this, the people should do it,” added the 81-year-old former premier.

Mahathir said in modern warfare leaders and generals were far from the battleground and faced no risks of getting killed or hurt.

“Being aware of this, the leaders and generals see war as an option to end conflicts between nations.

“When their armies lay down their weapons for a day, these leaders and generals will realise that they do not have the right to sacrifice their youths in wars which do not solve the problems,” he added.

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