KUALA LUMPUR June 19 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will ask the United Nations to ensure the safety of the humanitarian flotilla leaving for Gaza next week, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
The Prime Minister said that he would write to UN secretary general Ban Kim Moon to ask him to appoint a representative to inspect the flotilla with more than 600 members of non-governmental organisations from 20 carries to verify that it carried only humanitarian aid and no arms.
Malaysia will also ask the UN to make certain of the safety of the flotilla in international waters, he said when sending off the Malaysian Lifeline4Gaza team taking part in International Freedom Flotilla II Saturday.
Ten Malaysians, including two media representatives, join this second humanitarian flotilla to Gaza. more