Malaysia's Prime Minister states opposition to nukes and war in letter to Gensuikyo

The Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Japan Gensuikyo) has received a letter from Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohamad, stating his opposition to nuclear weapons and war.

The letter was in answer to Japan Gensuikyo's "Letter to the United Nations and Member States For No More Hiroshimas or Nagasakis," which was adopted at the 2002 World Conference against A & H Bombs.

The Malaysian prime minister said in his letter, "Malaysia's stand on the issue of nuclear weapons is consistent and clear. We are against possession by anyone of such weapons. We are also against war as a means to settle international problems. There is no excuse for war."

The 2002 World Conference against A & H Bombs was attended by Rajmah Hussain, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva. (end)