Siapa berani mencabar Barat selepas Tun Dr Mahathir?

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Oleh Pusat Media Forum Keamanan Perdana III (dipetik dari Malaysia Today (www.malaysia-today.net), 13 Feb 2007)

Baru-baru ini, Forum Keamanan Perdana III, “Membongkar Jenayah Peperangan: Menjenayahkan Peperangan”, 5-7 Februari 2007 di PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, begitu banyak hujah-hujah berserta bukti-bukti dan akuan bersumpah mereka yang menjadi mangsa peperangan, terutama di Asia Barat, diutarakan. Isu isu yang tiada penyelesaian seperti Isu Palestin, Penentangan ke atas Penubuhan Israel, Pencerobohan Iraq dan tafsiran Barat, terutama AS dan UK terhadap keganasan yang berpunca kunun-kunun dari umat Islam begitu intensif dibincangkan.

Pakar-pakar perundangan, sains radiasi, ekonomi antarabangsa, hubungan antarabangsa dan diplomasi, mantan penjawat utama PBB, penganalisa politik, termasuk dari Barat dan ahli politik AS yang menentang peperangan sendiri membentangkan kes-kes mereka mengenai kekejaman yang timbul dari dasar dan tindakan AS, UK, Israel dan Australia kepada berjuta umat Islam tidak berdosa dan tertindas di sekitar Asia Barat. Berpuluh kertas kerja dibentangkan dan sesi soal jawab yang tidak kurang hangat menyusul di setiap akhir setiap sessi.

Semasa Ucaputama Majlis Pembukaan persidangan ini, mantan Perdana Menteri Malaysia dengan lantang menegaskan bahawa “Sejarah sepatutnya mengingati bahawa Blair dan Bush ialah sebagai Pembunuh Kanak Kanak dan/atau Perdana Menteri dan Presiden yang berbohong! Apa yang Blair dan Bush telah lakukan adalah lebih buruk dari apa yang Saddam telah lakukan. Kita tidak sepatutnya menggantung Blair sekiranya Tribunal Peperangan ini mendapati mereka bersalah TETAPI mereka seharusnya membawa label dan dikenali sebagai Penjenayah Perang, Pembunuh Kanak-kanak dan Pembohong. Ini juga sepatutnya kepada Bush dan Bush yang di dalam poket, yang tinggal di Bushland”.

Usaha mengadakan Suruhanjaya Peperangan Kuala Lumpur, yang akan mengkaji aduan aduan bersumpah dan membawa kes-kes mereka yang dizalimi dari sudut jenayah peperangan dan hak-hak mereka yang dicabuli, akibat kancah konflik “haram” kepada Tribunal Peperangan Kuala Lumpur mendapat perhatian dunia. Kes-kes seperti Ali Shalah, Abbas Zaid (yang diseksa tentera pencoboh AS dipenjara Al Ghuraib) dan rayuan remaja tidak berdosa, Najwa kerana dizalimi tentera ganas Israel adalah manifestasi berapa pentingnya kancah konflik bersenjata ini perlu diharamkan dan pemimpin Barat seperti George W Bush, Tony Blair dan John Howard wajar dilabel sebagai “Pembohong, Pembunuh Kanak-kanak dan Penjenayah Perang” oleh warga dunia, termasuk rakyat mereka sendiri dan ini kekal sebagai mercutanda mereka dalam lipatan sejarah.

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Semasa Ucapan Penggulungan pula, Tun Dr Mahathir menegaskan bahwa bangsa Barat tidaklah seperti bangsa Timur. Kita di Malaysia ini sudah menjalankan perhubungan dan perdagangan dengan bangsa Timur seperti China melebihi 1000 tahun dan mereka tidak pernah sekalipun mengancam keselamatan kita, apatah lagi ingin menceroboh dan menakluki kita. Tidak seperti Barat, mereka yang asalnya datang untuk berdagang, mudah sangat merasa tamak dan ingin membolot kepentingan perdagangan itu dengan menggunakan kuasa. Ini dibuktikan banyak kali oleh Portugis, Sepanyol, Belanda, Inggeris dan akhir sekali, Amerika, semenjak 500 tahun ini. Akibatnya, banyak tanah tanah di Asia ini jatuh kepada pencerobohan dan penjajahan Barat dalam tempoh itu dan peperangan dan keganasan merupakan saluran untuk sampai kepada agenda ketamakan itu.

Dunia melihat bagaimana Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, mantan Perdana Menteri Malaysia merangkap mantan Pengerusi NAM dan OIC, makin lantang mengutarakan pandangan dan pendirian menentang dasar berat sebelah Barat, terutama AS, UK dan sekutu-sekutu kuat mereka dalam banyak isu melibatkan diplomasi antarabangsa, isu Palestin dan konflik Asia Barat, isu Afghanistan, isu perdagangan, isu keganasan berstruktur mengunakan bala tentera dan sebagainya. Semasa beliau dalam jawatan, pemimpin kuasa besar dunia seperti Presiden Perancis Jacques Chirac dan terakhir sekali, Presiden Russia Vladimir Putin sanggup menurunkan sokongan mereka kepada isu-isu yang dibangkitkan Tun Dr Mahathir. Penentang imperialisme Barat AS paling utama, iaitu Presiden Fidel Castro juga amat mengagumi mantan Perdana Menteri Malaysia ini kerana ketegasan dan sikap terbuka, kepada isim dan roh sebenar ‘demokrasi’, iaitu hak suara ramai didengar (bukan tafsiran demokrasi ala AS, yang memberi tafsiran berat sebelah yang hanya mementingkan mereka sahaja!)

Tun Dr Mahathir juga menerima banyak perhatian negatif dan kecaman media Barat apabila dalam tahun 90-an, beliau dengan lantang mendedahkan bahawa kaum Yahudi ‘mengawal’ dunia secara proksi.

Hari ini, sebagai rakyat Malaysia dan warga dunia, beliau masih lagi begitu lantang mempersoalkan dengan penuh keyakinan bahawa kuasa Barat seperti AS, UK dan sekutu mereka seperti Australia mengunakan kudrat mereka untuk menzalimi dunia, terutama sebahagian orang-orang Islam di Asia Barat. Kini beliau memulakan usaha antarabangsa dalam menggelar pemimpin AS, UK dan Australia iaitu George W Bush, Tony Blair dan John Howard sebagai “Pembunuh kanak-kanak, pembohong dan penganas”!

Suara lantang Tun Dr Mahahir ini datang dari seorang pemimpin yang akan mencecah 82 tahun, Julai ini. Adat alam, jika kita semua, warga dunia bergantung kepada insan mulia ini meneruskan Perjuangan ini, mungkin tidak lama. Persoalan sekarang, siapa lagi yang tinggal dalam dunia ini yang mampu meneruskan obor Perjuangan menentang kezaliman dan ketidakadilan Barat, selepas Tun Dr Mahathir?

Apakah ada pemimpin-pemimpin dunia Islam hari ini, yang cukup “merdeka” dan “bebas” dari ‘belenggu’ Barat, untuk benar-benar memperjuangkan hak dan kesengsaraan saudara-saudara seIslam mereka? Pemimpin mana yang mampu mengatakan yang benar dan hak, tanpa sebarang sekatan dan tekanan, sama ada langsung atau tidak? Pemimpin mana yang sanggup dan ada waja diri untuk bangkit dan didengari, bagi pihak mereka yang tidak berdaya “berbunyi”?

Perdana Menteri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia? Raja Al Malik Abdullah Al Saud? Raja Abdullah, Jordan? Presiden Gen Pervez Musharaff, Pakistan? Presiden Muammar Al Ghadaffi, Libya? Presiden Bashir Al Assad, Syria? Raja Sheikh Al Sabah, Kuwait? Presiden Sheikh Al Makhtoum, UAE? Presiden Hosni Mubarak, Mesir? Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei? Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia? Presiden Ahmadinejad, Iran?

Mungkin hadiah keamanan tahunan Alfred Nobel yang amat berprestij yang dicadangkan beberapa NGO di Bosnia dan Croatia kepada Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sebenarnya belum memadai bagi dunia betul-betul menghargai usaha, keberanian, kecekalan dan ketegasan beliau meletakkan apa yang hak di tempatnya. Dunia akan benar-benar menunjukkan penghargaan apabila ada legasi meneruskan apa yang Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad buat selama 25 tahun ini, terutama dari ketegasan mesej-mesej beliau melalui Perdana Global Peace Organisation.

Semoga warga dunia beroleh kebaikan sejagat dan diberkati Allah s.w.t., dari langkah yang dimulakan, YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, insan warga dunia yang unggul, abad ini.

 

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  1. I wrote this and Raja Petra published this on the evening of 13 Feb 2007. Thanks, Ungku! This is a tribute to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the half week long forum. I promised the PGPO media secretariat head that I would write a piece to sum up the forum.

  2. Hey this was first posted on MT.

  3. Muslim world needs another Mahathir Mohamad to stand up

    by Kaleem Omar

    The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries are at sixes and sevens these days and seem unable to make a convincing case for the legitimate rights and concerns of the Muslim world in its dealings with the West, and, more particularly, with the United States, where most Muslim nations continue to be regarded by the neo-con Bush administration and its cohorts in the pro-Israeli sections of the American media as “terrorist” states or states providing “support” or “safe havens” to anti-Western terrorists.

    The OIC itself has become a largely ineffectual organisation concerned more with the minutiae of drafting hollow-sounding resolutions and summit declarations than with matters of substance. The OIC was unable to do anything to prevent the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 or the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. Nor was it able to do anything to prevent the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 2006.

    Nor has the OIC been able to take any steps to persuade Israel to stop its brutal military actions and acts of state terrorism against the Palestinian people or the building of a monstrous Apartheid Wall around the West Bank on land stolen from the Palestinians.

    The OIC has also not been able to take any steps to persuade India to stop its reign of terror in occupied-Kashmir – in which more than 70,000 innocent Kashmiri Muslim civilians have been killed by Indian troops since December 1989. India’s reign of terror has turned occupied-Kashmir into a territory resembling a concentration camp, while the OIC has sat by looking the other way and twiddling its thumbs.

    This is not to say that the OIC countries could have taken on the US militarily to prevent it from invading Afghanistan or Iraq; but the OIC oil-exporting countries could certainly have acted in concert with non-Arab members of OPEC to impose an oil embargo on the oil-hungry United States (the world’s biggest consumer and importer of oil) to put pressure on it to desist from its misadventures in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Instead of taking any such steps, however, the OIC oil-exporting countries have been content to cash in on the rise in oil prices triggered by the Iraq war, earning a windfall of hundreds of billions of extra dollars in the process. The oil-exporting OIC countries seem to be totally unconcerned by the fact that those windfall profits have been earned at the cost of the lives of hundreds of thousands pf innocent Iraqi civilians that have been killed during the US’s invasion and occupation of Iraq.

    Now, Iran seems to be next on the list of OIC countries against which the Bush administration is planning military action – using as an excuse Iran’s uranium enrichment programme, which Iran says is meant entirely for peaceful purposes and aimed at producing fuel for the nuclear power plant it is building with Russian help, but which the United States claims is actually aimed at producing nuclear weapons.

    The Bush administration used the cooked-up charge that Saddam Hussein’s regime possessed “weapons of mass destruction” including nuclear weapons (now known as “weapons of mass disappearance”) as an excuse to invade and occupy Iraq in 2003.

    Now, four years later, the Bush administration seems to be getting ready to play the same “nuclear weapons” card as an excuse to attack Iran. Meanwhile, the OIC, as usual, is sitting doing nothing and looking the other way as Washington’s orchestrated drum-beat for an attack on Iran grows louder and louder.

    This sorry state of affairs underscores the need for the OIC countries to find another leader of the caliber, stature and independent-mindedness of former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to represent the Muslim world in its dealings with the United States and other Western countries.

    Mahathir Mohamad, 82, stepped down as his country’s prime minister in November 2003, after 22 years in office, making him Asia’s longest-serving leader,

    In his book “The Malay Dilemma” published in 1969, before he became prime minister, he wrote that the Malays had been marginalised during the colonial era (when the then-Malaya was a British colony) and castigated them for apathetically accepting second-class status.

    Mahathir towered over his country’s politics for more than two decades, His pragmatic policies won him much popular support and helped transform Malaysia into an Asian economic tiger. Thanks to his policies, Malaysia, today, is the most technologically advanced and most industrially developed OIC country.

    Throughout his tenure as prime minister, Mahathir continued to create waves with his frequent barbed comments about the West and its policies towards developing countries.

    In his opening address at the 10th session of the OIC summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on October 16, 2003, Dr Mahathir was again at his acerbic best. To thunderous applause from the gallery, which included representatives of 57 Muslim nations plus Russian President Vladimir Putin and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mahathir let fly with a stinging statement.

    “We are actually very strong,” he said. “1.3 billion people cannot be simply wiped out. The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million. But today the Jews rule this world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.”

    His comments created a storm of criticism in the West, but Mahathir said later that such criticism only showed that the Jews did indeed rule the world.

    Four days later, in a speech in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on October 22, 2003, he launched another blistering attack on the West, accusing countries that he called the “great practitioners of democracy” of “terrorising the world.”

    Dr Mahathir did not name the countries. But he is an outspoken critic of Israel, the United States and Australia. He criticised states that launched “massive retaliation” for terrorist acts.

    “We see states launching massive retaliation, not just to curb suspected terrorists, but his family, his home, his village and his town. It would be ridiculous to think that such attacks do not terrorise the innocent,” he said.

    Mahathir Mohamad has long been a champion of the economic rights of developing countries and one of the most outspoken critics of the West’s policies, including globalisation.

    On October 20, 2003, just eleven days before he was due to step down as Malaysia’s prime minister, he reflected in an interview with the Bangkok Post on his 22 years at the helm and – as always – spoke his mind: on terrorism, global trade and democracy.

    Mahathir transformed Malaysia from a tin and rubber-producing economic backwater into the 17th biggest trading nation in the world and a model of development for other developing countries.

    After becoming prime minister in 1981, Mahathir set about putting his ideas into practice, following the example set by Japan, transforming Malaysia from an economic backwater, an exporter of rubber and tin, into a manufacturer of electronic equipment, steel and cars.

    His prestige projects included the world’s tallest buildings – the Petronas Towers – and the transformation of a palm oil plantation near the capital, Kuala Lumpur, into the world’s first “Multimedia Super Corridor” – a cyber powerhouse intended to rival California’s Silicon Valley.

    With an average annual income of $ 7,500 per capita (ten times Pakistan’s), Malaysia, today, is a rapidly industrialising country, exporting electronic equipment, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, chemicals, palm oil, wood and wood products, rubber, textiles and a wide range of other products.

    Mahathir’s policies have also given the country an infrastructure as good as that of most developed nations, with modern highways, airports, ports, telecommunication and internet networks, power grids, schools, colleges, hospitals and some of the world’s best tourist resorts.

    When the Asian economic crisis erupted in June 1997, (triggered by the collapse of the Thai baht), Mahathir blamed foreign currency traders, including US-based financier George Soros, for what he termed a worldwide Jewish conspiracy.

    “We are Muslims and the Jews are not happy to see Muslims progress,” he said in October 1997. We may suspect that they have an agenda but we do not want to accuse them…If viewed from Palestine, the Jews have robbed Palestinians of everything but they cannot do this in Malaysia, so they create a financial crisis instead.”

    Mahathir was heavily criticised by some in the West for those remarks, but he remained characteristically unrepentant and continued to lash out at the West’s economic policies, which he said were aimed at keeping developing countries poor and making the rich countries even richer.

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