Student: Abdullah Al Ibraheem
Event: Pearl-MUN 2003Yousef Al-Qauod, Commission One, Disarmament and Ambassador Sarah Fakral-Deen, Commission Two, Decolonization
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My country, my native land The people living united and progressive May God bestow blessing and happiness May our Ruler have a successful reign (repeat previous two lines)
Malaysia has adopted a constitutional monarchy as a form of government. Which means that the position of president is passed on through the generations of one family; the country also has a constitution that has rules and regulations that everyone must abide by. Malaysia’s parliament is made up of mainly two types of houses, the non-elected upper house, which consists of members of the royal family, and an elected lower house. The country is headed by the president and the parliament. The parliament consists of the senate which holds 69 seats, 43 of whom are assigned/selected by the president, and 26 of whom are assigned/selected by the states legislatures. All Malaysia’s towns have hereditary rulers, except, Sabah, George Town (Penang), Sarawak, Melaka, in these towns governors are appointed by the Malaysian Government. Sabah holds 20 seats, and Sarawak holds 28 seats in the House of Representatives, including foreign affairs, internal security, defense, and the other powers that are assigned to the federal government.
The current chief of state/president is Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, the Raja of Perlis (since the 12th of December, 2001). The head of the government/prime minister Mahathir bin Mohammad (since the 16th of July, 1981), and the deputy prime minister is Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi (since 9th of July, 1999). The responsibility of making the final decisions concerning Malaysia is up to the Malaysian Parliament.
The political parties in Malaysia are: the Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia Party (PGRM), Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB), Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), United Malays National Organization (UMNO), United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organization (UPKO), Democratic Action Party (DAP), Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS), National Justice Party (or Keadilan), and National Front (BN). (Most of the parties abbreviations are according to the Malaysian way of writing them.)
[Sarah FakhralDeen 9c]
Geography (Yousef Al Qaoud)
Located in Southeast Asia and bordering the states of Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand, Malaysia covers the Malaysian peninsula and, across the Strait of Malacca, the northern-most third of the island of Borneo next to Indonesia and the South China Sea. Slightly larger than New Mexico, Malaysia's total size is 329,750 sq. km. Its land area is 328,550 sq. km. (5.54% of it is arable land). Bodies of water in Malaysia cover 1,200 sq. km. Malaysia has a tropical climate, the Malaysian annual southwest is from April to October, Malaysia’s annual northwest is from October to February. Malaysia has coastal plains rising to hills and mountains, and the country's natural hazards are mainly flooding, landslides and forest fires. Current environmental problems in Malaysia are air pollution from industrial and vehicular emissions, and water pollution from raw sewage. Deforestation, and the resultant haze, from forest fires in Indonesia are polluting the air.
Cultural Factors (Yousef Al Qaoud)
Malaysia is a country with 23,092,940 citizens who come from different ethnic groups and religions. The main religions are Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hindu, Christianity; Sikhism and Shamanism is also practiced in the eastern side of Malaysia. The Malaysian population consists of 24% of it people Chinese, 8% Indians, Malays and other indigenous groups 68%. Malaysians speak various languages, Bahasa Melayu is the official language in Malaysia; English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai, various Chinese dialects are all also spoken along with other two indigenous dialects, Iban and Kadazan.
Over 88% of Malaysians (most being over the age of fifteen) can read and write; over 92% of these people are men and over 85% of them are women. 42,000 people in Malaysia have HIVS/AIDS, a small number compared to the total population. The birth rate in Malaysia is 23.7 births for every 1,000 people population, and the death rate, 5.12-deaths per 100 people population, and 2,500 of these deaths are caused by HIVS/AIDS.
Defense (Yousef Al Qaoud)
Malaysia is a country that seeks safety, and goes all way to achieve it. Malaysia has many security services; they include the Malaysian Army, the Royal Malaysian Navy, the Royal Malaysian Air Force, the Royal Malaysian Police Field Force, the Marine Police, and the Sarawak Border Scouts. The age that Malaysia’s military power availability ranges in is from 15 to 49 years old, while the normal military age required is 21 years old. Malaysia’s military force consists of 6,067,155 (2003 est.) soldiers, leaders, workers etc. Military manpower fit for military service is 3,672,517, these men’s ages range from 15 to 49 years old. The Malaysian Army expenditures cost $1.69 billion (FY00 est.) spent on weapons, food, and all military needs, which adds to 2.03% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Malaysia has really transformed its economy in the past 32 years, it has improved its economy greatly since 1971, mostly because of the great amount of electricity exporting, but also with the help of other exports. Malaysia’s budget is $20.3 billion per year for income, but the expenses are $27.4 billion per year. Malaysia has a debt of about $47.5 billion, all of whom belong to industrialized countries. Malaysia’s currency is ringgit (MYR), there are 3.8 ringgit per US dollar. The average Malaysian worker would get $4000 every year.
Malaysia’s GDP is that of purchasing power parity, and they earn an estimate of $210 billion from that per year. The GDP rate growth in Malaysia is approximately 4.2%, according to an estimate from 2002. The GDP organization by sector is as follows: agriculture (12%), industry (40%), and services (48%).
Malaysia’s import supplies are petroleum products, electronics, machinery, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel products, and chemicals. Malaysia has several major import partners, who are: Singapore 21.7%, Japan 15.5%, USA 14.4%, China 6%, Taiwan 4.6%, and Thailand 3.7%. On the other hand, Malaysia’s export supplies are electronic equipment, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles, and chemicals. Malaysia’s major export partners are: USA 22.2%, Singapore 18.7%, Japan 10.7%, Hong Kong 4.8%, China 4.7%, and Taiwan 3.8%.
Sadly, 8% of the whole Malaysian population is under the poverty line; however, Malaysia is happy that it is less than past years. Furthermore, 3.8% of the population is unemployed, but that, too is much less than past years.
[Sarah Fakhral-Deen 9c]
Malaya- now known as peninsular Malaysia was formed on August 31St. 1957. Six years later, on the 9th of July, 1963, the Federation of Malaysia was formed; only 40 years have passed since it was formed. The Federation of Malaysia was formed by the former British Colonies of Malaya, Singapore, and two Eastern Malaysian states, Sabah and Sarawak. Even though it was known as the Federation of Malaysia, now it is only called Malaysia. The first few years of the countries formation and history were destroyed due to the unsuccessful efforts of Indonesia trying to take over Malaysia, Singapore’s withdrawal from the federation on the 9th of August in the year 1965, and Philippine claiming that Sabah is a part of its land.
There was only one civil war in Malaysia, but it was back when Malaya was a British colony, it that took place in 1867 until 1874, and it was in Selangor. There was an international war that also took place when Malaya was a British colony, right after the civil war in Selangor ended, in the year 1875, but it only lasted one year, it ended in 1876, it is called the Perak War. In the years 1941 and 1942 Japan was trying to invade Malaysian territories; however, in late 1942 Malaysia defeated Japan with the help of the British. In 1948 there was the beginning of the communist uprising, a period that the Malaysians called the Emergency period. The Emergency period finally ended in the year 1960, again with the help of the British, they helped get the communism out of Malaysia.
[Sarah Fakhral-Deen 9c]
Commission One: Defense
1) The containment of the risk of nuclear proliferation in North Korea.
Recently the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), USA, has confessed that it now believes North Korea has mastered the technology of turning its nuclear fuel into functioning weapons creating one or two nuclear weapons, without having to prove their effectiveness through nuclear tests. The UN and several other organizations have shown their concern and will to disarm, realizing how dangerous the fact of North Korea owning Nuclear Weapons is.
Malaysia is now deeply concerned about this issue, in the past Malaysia had been comfortable with the idea that the issue is no where near and that it wouldn’t affect the country but it would, so do other neighbors of North Korea. All North Korea’s neighbors are now trying to come to an answer what to do when North Korea strikes, since nuclear weapons spread the poison so widely and the UN will attack North Korea which will lead into some damages occurring on the Lands of the neighbors.
2) The trade-off between the trend of increasing military expenditure and development, and the resultant effect on international peace.
The world military expenditure has been increasing since 1988, where it sharply accelerated in 2002, increasing by 6% that accounts to 2.5% of the world’s GDP. This increase in 2002 was dominant by a 10% real term increase by the USA, accounting for almost three quarters of the global increase in response to the September 11th incident.
Malaysia believes that if Military Expenditures are increased that means more weapons will be used and those weapons will be used in more wars, which lead to more losses in human lives and that will also result in more political world problems. No matter what the reason is for raising the Military Expenditures Malaysia believes it will not help achieving world peace at all yet it will make the issue more complicated and more dream like.
3) Maintenance of international security: good neighborliness, stability and development in West Africa.
Even though Africa is the continent of challenge promise, West Africa is made from a group of poor countries that are widely affected with diseases such as HIV/AIDS, the populations in the country have nothing to loose. That leads to aggressiveness between populations in each of the countries, which results in gunfire problems between the people of each country or wars between groups.
That is why Malaysia fully believes that actions should be taken to prevent these problems since Malaysia is a peace seeking country more interested in the humanity than in wars and losses. West Africa’s countries are mostly affected with the same diseases, which even helps them on spreading wider between the people, lead by the ignorance and the not caring of the populations. So the people have very poor homes, a dry environment and bad health, learning, and working programs which all increase reasons of why the West African countries have problems one with the other and should be solved first in order to achieve proper Peace keeping results in West Africa.
Commission Three: Decolonization committee
1) The role of UNRWA (United Nations Relief Work Agency for Palestine) and other relief agencies in the possible creation of a Palestinian state, and their role in the current host refugee countries should the right to return not be established.
It is a very dangerous environment in Palestine, local schools are being fired at by the brutal and heartless Israelis, and sometimes schools are used as military stations, and students have missed thousands of school days, and teachers thousands of teaching days. All the violence that is being seen by young, innocent, and homeless refugee children has caused emotional and psychological trauma and suffering. The UNRWA, OIC, and several other Arab and Muslim organizations are very aware of this, and are doing all that is possible to help rush the settlement of Palestine, and support the possible creation of a Palestinian state.
The UNRWA which was established on the 8th of December, 1949, and its headquarters are located in Gaza and Amman, and it has several other offices in Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, and a few other places. The UNRWA has made settling or reducing all the violence in Palestine one of its major objectives, since the beginning of the "intifadah" in September, 2000. The UNRWA has gotten lots of donations, which really helped in this hard issue. However, the UNRWA has provided lots of jobs for the unemployed in Palestine, which are more than 50% of the population; providing these people with jobs allowed them to have access to food, so they can feed their family and themselves. All the unemployed in Palestine help make 50-60% of the population under the poverty line, which is very dangerous, because the Palestinian population will get much higher death rates if they are not provided with jobs and food. According to a report that was provided from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in August 2002, famine, starvation, and sicknesses like anemia have resulted from extremely low body weight, are now at very high levels among the Palestinian population, levels as high as those found in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thankfully, with all the donations presented to the UNRWA by countries, companies, and individuals, the UNRWA was able to distribute 1.5 million food packages; the food packages contain: 50 kg of flour, 5 kg of rice, 5 kg of sugar, 2 L of cooking oil, 1 kg of powdered milk, and 5 kg of lentils. The food packages are very helpful to the families in Palestine; however, all these things won’t last with a typical family of 7 or 8 for more than 2 days, except for the flour and sugar. Furthermore, according to the UNRWA there are refugees found in Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, West Bank, and Gaza. According to statistics compiled by the UNRWA on the 31St. of March, 2003, there are 1,288,998 refugees who are in camps, 2,766,760 refugees who are not in camps, and the total number of refugees is 4,055,758 refugees.
The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) was formed in 1969 after the burning of Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. One of the OIC’s main objectives is to, also, support the Palestinian issue. The OIC has really helped in the Palestinian issue, for it has written a very harsh worded, draft resolution, in which they attack Israel, severely. As an active member of the OIC, Malaysia is very concerned about the issue of Palestine. Moreover, Malaysia is very supportive and would like to take into action the possible creation of a Palestinian state as soon as possible.
2) The conflict between national sovereignty and the right of the international community to intervene in the domestic affairs of other countries.
Earlier this year the USA went to war on Iraq, claiming that the reason they did is because they wanted to relieve the Iraqi population from Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship. Nobody can deny that Saddam Hussein is the world’s definition of terrorism and dictatorship; however, the USA going to war against Iraq wasn’t the solution. War is never a solution to anything; on the contrary, it causes lots of problems, as Malaysia thinks. What the USA did all goes against national sovereignty, and the USA is still in Iraq, claiming that the Iraqis will need a new leader, and that there is no one who can be their leader at this time. However, that is very wrong, because the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), is very aware of Iraq’s situation, and all the neighboring Arab countries are willing to help, and especially Kuwait.
With its new international responsibility of being the new chair of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) - which consists of 116 member nations - , Malaysia condemns and thinks that the USA entering Iraq was a very wrong, irrational, emotional, and sentimental action - the USA only invaded Iraq out of sentimental reasons, and not rationality, out of hatred to the Iraqis after they invaded Kuwait in 1990, during the second Gulf War, after Iraq ignored and refused to provide the USA with what it asked for of information about the weapons Iraq possesses, and several other pieces of information – the NAM’s chair, Malaysia, thinks that since war is very brutal and puts the population and neighboring countries in extreme danger, that the decision of going to war must be made out of rationalism, emotions and sentiments must not interfere in this decision, and that the decision must have a reason, and the UN must be aware of it. Also, a new democracy is being introduced to our world, where unilateral, bilateral, or trilateral agreements are more sufficient than multilateral agreements, this new democracy is called ‘might is right!’ The USA introduced this new democracy, and as the chair of NAM, Malaysia thinks that the USA can’t be more wrong. Moreover, according to NAM, the war on Iraq was the worst life and death crisis in half a century facing the United Nations and internationalism. The chair of NAM, Malaysia, also condemns the USA for agreeing on its own action, unilaterally, without discussing it with the other United Nations Security Council (UNSC) countries, let alone the whole UN.
Malaysia thinks that soon, after all that the USA has done, other countries will wonder why they can’t do the same, and invade or go to war with another country claiming that it is protecting this country, and this way every country will violate national sovereignty. Malaysia thinks that the role of the UN in the world is over, because what the USA did was never agreed upon in the UN, and now, every country will take action without the agreement or without the knowledge of the UN claiming "the USA did, so we have the right to, too". That will all lead to a war in every single country, and that is logically not the answer to anything. Malaysia has issued yet another warning to the USA about "a possible outburst of Islamic extremism" which they said "would be directed against Western targets". As there have been several attacks on US stations in Iraq, already, these actions are suspected to be made from "Fedayeen Saddam" (a militia).
Delegate: Yousef Al Qaoud
Issue: The trade-off between the trend of increasing military expenditure and development, and the resultant effect on international peace.
Defining trend of increasing military expenditures, as increasing the amount of money used by the military either to purchase military needs, or use it to build there own,
Defining World peace, as the absence of war or other hostilities in the world we live in,
Questioning, how would increasing the money used by a military to purchase more weapons and technology help achieve world piece,
Stating the fact when military expenditures are increased this is a step further away from achieving world peace. Evidence on that would be the amount of wars and hostilities between countries these days, and wars that started a long time ago are getting more complicated after the military expenditures were increased, more destruction takes place, and more people die. (Israel, Palestine),
Re-Stating that the world military expenditure has been increasing since 1988, where it sharply accelerated in 2002, increasing by 6%. That accounts to 2.5% of the world’s GDP as stated in a United Nations site, due to the actions of September 11th, 2001,
Deeply concerned in the fact that this acceleration will keep accelerating if not serious measures have been taken and studies proving that the trend of increasing military expenditures and military development does not help achieve world war,
1. Open the eyes of countries or people that believe the trend of increasing military expenditures helps achieve world peace by the disturbing facts of how this trend is doing the opposite, not helping in achieving world peace but making it harder to come true by: A. Using the media in spreading those facts by, posting posters on streets and walls. Printing handouts and spreading them in malls and on streets (that will be done by people who wish to volunteer). Talking about this issue in the news and on the radio (news station too). I. On the posters will be photos of destruction in countries after an army had gotten more money. With a title showing that idea. Example, " More money, more destruction". II. On the handouts, facts on what the increase in military expenditures had done to this world or what they had done to existing wars (making them worse and resulting in more destruction and killings.) III. On the news the facts would be said ( the same facts written on the handouts).
2) Bringing up the topic of decreasing the military expenditures in certain ways to be studied by the UN: A. If a country’s economy allows it to purchase or build its own weapons etc. then this country will, not be receiving any financial help from the UN or any other country. B. The UN should stop the increasing of military expenditures and settle in where it has gotten today. From that point the decreasing should begin to all those countries who can afford all their needs and do not need the extra money but for those countries who need that money and can’t afford their own help should be provided. C. Specialized financial inspectors from the UN are to bee assigned for the purpose of inspecting the all countries who ask for help’s economy to make sure they actually do need it (they cant afford the war expenses).
3) Believes that when a certain country that: A. When a country is part of the UN attacks another country for no real or reasonable reason like self-defense, example, if after several threats from North Korea are dedicated to South Korea then South Korea has the right to attack for its own safety. B. If a country attacks for no reason just greed or not a reasonable reason, then the UN should take action and cut any help the country is getting ( if it was ) and help the attacked country.
SUBJECT OF RESOLUTION: The role of the United Nations Relief Work Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) and other relief agencies in the possible creation of a Palestinian state, and their role in the current host refugee countries should the right to return not be established. SUBMITTED TO: General Assembly SUBMITTED BY: Malaysia (Delegate: Sarah Fakhral-Deen)
DEFINING a refugee as a person, who is compelled to leave her/his home because of war, physical danger, or persecution and seeks refuge elsewhere,
RECALLING that the British seized Palestine from the Turks in 1917, and issued the Balfour Declaration assuring and pledging their support of forming a Jewish national home in Palestine, and that Palestine was officially a British mandate in 1922,
CALLING TO MIND that the Jews started to intensely immigrate into the Palestinian territory during the 1920’s and 1930’s as ordered to by the British, back when Palestine was a British mandate; until the British, in an attempt to spread peace, established a new immigration policy in 1937 that really reduced the influx of Jews into Palestine,
BEARING IN MIND that after World War II and after the German Nazi’s had killed about 6,000,000 Jews, the world leaders knew that the Jews needed a homeland, and they declared it to be in Palestine,
KEEPING IN MIND that in 1947 the UN proposed to divide Palestinian lands into Jew’s and Arab’s lands, because at that time the Jews started considering Palestine their ancestral home, however, the Arabs refused the UN’s proposal because the Arabs had been living in Palestine since 6500 BC., which means they have been living in Palestine for over 8,447 years, and the Jews had only lived in Palestine for 27 years, since about 1920,
FURTHER RECALLING that as soon as the British ended their mandate on Palestine in 1948, the Jewish leaders proclaimed Palestine, and after what does not exceed 3 minutes Palestine no longer existed and was declared as the State of Israel with the agreement of first of all, Russia, and after that the USA, and finally the UN,
REMEMBERING that a nationalist body of Palestinians that includes a number of major Palestinian military and political groups, known as the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization), was later formed in 1964, and was and still is dedicated to form a Palestinian state, however the ruling body of the Palestinians is the PNA (Palestinian National Authority), which is currently headed by Yasir Arafat,
REMINDING all nations, that in Israel/Palestine everyday men, women, teenagers, and young children, as young as 2 months old, die because of the never ending gunfire that they face daily, houses are also devastatingly wrecked, not to mention inhumane things that are happening on a daily basis in this country because of the everlasting war,
POINTING OUT that there are 4,055,758 Palestinian refugees, 1,708,507 of which are in Jordan, 407,742 of which are in the Syrian Arab Republic, 390,498 of which are in Lebanon, 901,092 are in Gaza, Palestine, and 647,919 are in West Bank, Palestine;
1) RESOLVES that the UN force:
A. Israel and Palestine to cease fire,
B. Ban the shipping of weapons to Israel from other countries,
C. End the Palestinian suicide bombings;
2) AFFIRMS that all that is mentioned in clause one will be implemented by: A. Allowing the OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference) to put together Muslim troops and let them in Israel/Palestine to help the UN carry that out, B. Allowing any other country that’s army agrees to enter Palestine/Israel to do so, C. Allowing all the troops to force the Israelis and Palestinians to cease fire, and if they do not, then the troops, by an order from the UN, will impose sanctions and cut off all aid presented to these countries;
3) URGES that through the conferences of the UN, the proposal of dividing the land into areas for Israelis and areas for Palestinians be recommended, once again, and that every nation, before protesting to the idea, think of all the violence that has been seen in Israel/Palestine in the past 55 years, and remember that the dividing of the land will promote peace in Israel/Palestine after 55 years of war, uproar, endless gunfire, and never-ending deaths, and it will help satisfy both ends, and that giving the land back to Israel or Palestine alone, will never satisfy both ends;
4) FURTHER URGES that Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic kindly cooperate and allow the UNRWA to enter so as to locate all the 2,489,503 refugees that are in these three countries, so that they can return to their homeland, by: A. Starting with Jordan as it has the largest number of refugees 1,708,507 and providing buses to take them into their country safely, B. Then, after a couple of months moving into the Syrian Arab Republic that holds 407,742 refugees and providing them with buses to go back to their country safely, C. Next, after another couple of months moving, finally, into Lebanon where there are 390,498 refugees, and providing them with buses to safely go into their country;
5) RECOMMENDS that all the 4,055,758 Palestinian refugees be given a new home since their home was destroyed, the UNRWA would accept all kind donations from any kind, organization or country, and: A. Gather all the necessary supplies that building houses require (bricks, concrete, etc.…) and pieces of land to build the houses on, B. Accept any construction workers who volunteer to help build houses for families in Palestine, along with the constructing families, C. Giving enough supplies for each family and a piece of land, so they can with the help of each other and the volunteer workers, build their own home;
6) FURTHER RESOLVES the formation of an independent organization of the UN, the United Nations Israeli and Palestinian Development Organization (UNIPDO), which would consist of: A. 5 representatives from the UN’s 10 annually rotating Security Council (SC) countries, to report the conditions and activities of the UNIPDO to the UN, on a monthly basis, these representatives would be chosen by the UN, B. 30 psychologists that are specifically chosen by the UN, after undergoing several tests that will determine who is to be chosen, C. The UNIPDO would be located in both Israel and Palestine;
7) CONFIRMS that the UNIPDO would be in charge of: A. Drafting a peace treaty that will be overlooked by the SC, and later signed by both sides, Palestine and Israel, B. Holding seminars where the psychologists would be present to talk about promoting diversity and equality between the Palestinians and Israelis, these seminars would especially be for graduates and professionals, who can deeply influence this field, C. Holding conferences where the psychologists would be present and would allow the Israelis and Palestinians to debate and discuss their history and the situation or condition they are at, D. The psychologists would be in charge of holding personal therapy sessions for anybody who wishes to speak to them about anything concerning their condition or situation, refugees in particular, E. Providing tight security at all conferences, seminars, personal sessions, and everything that is sponsored by the UNIPDO for safety reasons, F. Providing jobs for the unemployed Israelis and Palestinians, so they can support their families and themselves, and allowing them to work together, G. Building schools for both the Israeli and Palestinian children, the schools would: 1. Teach the students that they are all alike in every way, and that no one is better than the other, teach them to accept diversity, especially diversity of religions, 2. Allow the Israelis and Palestinians to study together, so they can learn to live with and like each other, 3. Provide students with a basic education, using international curriculums that will prove to be unbiased to either side;
8) FURTHER AFFIRMS that the UNIPDO would provide incentives for the countries to donate money for the Israelis and Palestinians, these incentives include: A. Each country that will provide any form of aid (other than money) will be getting money back for all their kind donations from the Israeli and Palestinian governments as appreciation, the amount of money will be determined by the UNIPDO, the money will be given back within the next 5 to 10 years through the UNIPDO, B. Each country that will provide any money donations will in fact get their money back with interest, the interest percentage will be determined by the UNIPDO, the interest rates can get up to 10%, and the money will be given back through the UNIPDO within the next 5 to 10 years, C. Any donating countries will be regarded as honorary members of the UNIPDO, D. Donating countries would be contributing to the stability of this issue, the stability of the region, and therefore, the stability of the world.
Many have criticized the recent speech by our retired premier, Dr. Muthanir.
One certain country has taken exception to Dr. Muthanir's comments that it is controlled by the Jewish lobby. To that, Malaysia must ask, doesn't the proof that this country feels it must defend the Jews proof Dr. Muthanir's point.
More importantly, though, Malaysia must remind all delegates that the real message of our prime minister's speech is directed at Moslem nations. Why, while Israel has built a modern, rich, influential state, have Islamic nations warred against one another and allowed their societies to be rotted away with backward Islamic nonsense. Islam is a religion of progress. When we stand together and move forward. This, our Islamic brothers, was the message of Dr. Muthanir's speech, and we repeat it to all of you. When will we MAKE our day come?
Being part of the AMMUN sessions in Amman, Jordan, I have learned many things. For starters I have viewed how other delegates from other schools work and their way in lobbing and merging or debating resolutions. It was a successful experience for me also in traveling with the school making relations with the other AMMUN delegates where I had fun after all the work I had done, it was worth it. Also, this event was much different than the first event at AIS, the procedures where a little different and we were dealing with students that took the course in different teaching ways and had different ideas on how things should be. Being part of AMMUN was a very successful and fun experience that I’m looking forward to other events in the coming years.
During the 5 days we spent in Jordan, I learned a whole lot. First of all, I learned about the Jordan’s culture and country. Furthermore, I learned a lot about the MUN conference there, because there are a lot of differences between the conferences in Kuwait and Jordan. I also learned that speaking in public isn’t as scary and frightening as it was in the beginning. Not only that, but I think after the trip to Jordan I became more social, and I was able to mingle with people easier. Moreover, I thought that the conference would go really bad, but only the first day was bad, the rest were very fun, because that is when I started to get a hang of public speaking, how to make on the spur of the moment speeches, and how to ask somewhat reasonable questions. Throughout my stay at Jordan, besides having fun debating, I had an exhilarating time going shopping, too, since I love shopping. Finally, the trip to Jordan was a really meaningful trip where I learned a lot, and had a lot of fun, too.