Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal–Hearing on Palestine
Date: 21 – 24 August, 2013 at 2nd Floor, No. 88, Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
Criminalise War Club (CWC) Launch
11 April 2013 at Tunku Kurshiah College, Bandar Enstek, Seremban
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission Hearing on Palestine
20-22 November 2012 at Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
Second sitting of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal
Date: 7- 12 May, 2012 at No. 88, Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
8 individuals, namely, George Walker Bush, Donald Henry Rumsfeld, Richard Bruce Cheney, Alberto R. Gonzales, David Spears Addington, William J. Haynes II, Jay Scott Bybee, and John Choon Yoo was charged for the crime of torture and war crimes.
Tribunal Hearing 2011
19th – 22nd November 2011 at Albukhary Foundation Building in Kuala Lumpur
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal unanimously found former United States president George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair guilty of “crimes against peace”.
The tribunal found that the two had planned, prepared and invaded the state of Iraq on March 19, 2003, in violation of the United Nations Charter and international law.
“The charge is proven beyond reasonable doubt. The accused are found guilty,” read an official media statement from Perdana Global Peace Foundation, organisers of the tribunal.
“War criminals have to be dealt with, convict Bush and Blair as charged. A guilty verdict will serve as a notice to the world that war criminals may run but can never ultimately hide from truth and justice,” the statement read.
The tribunal noted that the UN Security Council Resolution 1441 did not authorise any use of force against Iraq but the US proceeded to invade Iraq under the pretext of the Sept 11 attacks and weapons of mass destruction.
“Weapons investigators had established that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. Iraq was also not posing any threat to any nation at the relevant time that was immediate that would have justified any form of pre-emptive strike.”
With the findings, the tribunal has ordered that Bush and Blair’s names be included in the war register of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission.
It also ordered the findings of the tribunal to be publicised to all nations who are signatories of the Rome Statute.
The tribunal, held for four days here, was initiated by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is also the Perdana Global Peace Foundation president.
The tribunal members were Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, Tunku Sofiah Jewa, Prof Salleh Buang, Alfred Lambremont Webre and Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi.
Prof Niloufer Bhagwat and Datuk Zakaria Yatim were recused as tribunal members.
1. 8th November 2009 – Tun Dr Siti Hasmah and Alwizah Al-Yafii Kamal on “Apa Kata Wanita?” RTM1.
2. 13th November 2009 – General (B) Dato’ Seri Azumi and Alwizah Al-Yafii Kamal on “Hello Malaysia” Bernama.
Presented a Talk as Panelist at the World Peace Campaign Politeknik Tuanku Syed Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Perlis, Malaysia
On the 19th of November 2009, by invitation from Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Perlis, KLFCW participated in the inaugural “Kempen Keamanan Sedunia” organized by the said Politeknik. The main event for the campaign is the forum entitled: “Forum Keamanan Sejagat”, in which KLFCW was one of the panelist.
The forum, aimed at creating awareness on the atrocities of war to the students, was held at the Dewan Harum Manis at the Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Perlis.
There were over 2500 thousand attendees of the forum, and they were mainly students. The panelist were as follows:
1. Prof. Madya Abd. Rahim Anuar (Kolej Undang-Undang Kerajaan & Pengajian Antarabangsa, UUM).
2. Pn. Hajah Halimah bt Saleh (Aman Palestin).
3. Dr. Abdul Waheed Jalal (Kolej Undang-Undang Kerajaan & Pengajian Antarabangsa, UUM).
4. Pn. Alwizah Al-Yafii Kamal (Timbalan Setiausaha Kehormat, Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War).
5. Mr. Naji Shukri (Wakil pelajar Palestin, PhD student ,UUM).
KLFCW principally covers explanation on the background of KLFCW, its objectives, the purpose and roles of the tribunal and commission. She also urged the students to volunteer and donate to KLFCW.
Proceedings of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission
Friday, 30 October 2009
Witness Testimonies (7 Witnesses)
Hearing of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Hearing of Application for an Advisory Opinion Filed by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes
Commission on the following issue:
Whether a Head of State and/or Government can unilaterally exempt itself from complying with any provisions of any International Treaties/Conventions (such as the Geneva Conventions) duly ratified by the State without first abrogating the relevant treaty/convention.
Location: Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Visit to Larnaca Cyprus to aid and assist the Free Gaza Movement to raise fund for their “Breaking the Israeli Siege”
Panellist at the United Nations Asian and Pacific Meeting on the Question of Palestine & The United Nations Public Forum in Support of the Palestinian People.
On 10th. June, 2009 – a day coincidentally synonymous with the end of the Six Day War – KLFCW participated in a United Nations Asian and Pacific Meeting on the Question of Palestine aimed at strengthening international consensus on the urgency of achieving a two-State solution.
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia.
Jointly Organised & Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia: Exhibition & Forum On Genocide in Gaza: Solution for Palestine?
(link to: http://www.kln.gov.my)
Location: Marriott Grosvenor, London.
Prominent Speakers Include: Dr Rais Yatim, Lauren Booth, Cynthia McKinney, Tony Benn, Rabbi Ahron Cohen, Sir Gerard Kaufman
(link to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rais_Yatim)
Hosted: Discourse with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed
Location: Malaysia Hall, London.
Hosted: Forum for Palestine, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hosted: Royal Charity Dinner & the Official Launching of KLFCW
Officiated by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIII Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Mukta Billah Shah
Location: Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Visit to the Extraordinary Chambers of the courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
(link to: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/english/default.aspx)
Visit to The International Citizen’s Tribunal on the crimes committed by the Israeli Army in Lebanon 2008 held in Brussels.