MALAYSIA TEGASKAN SENJATA RACUN, BIOLOGI ANCAM KEAMANAN ANTARABANGSA

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  • Anwar says court was biased in his sodomy appeal
    Anwar says court was biased in his sodomy appeal

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  • Doctors balk at 'surgeon-assisted' hudud plan

    The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has expressed "shock" over a report that the Kelantan government will order surgeons to conduct amputations of limbs if it succeeds in implementing hudud. Its president, Dr NKS Tharmaseelan ( right ), said that amputating the limbs of criminals convicted under hudud is "against medical ethics and practice". He said that doctors have also been advised by the World Health Organisation not to witness or certify caning or whipping of criminals, and …

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Ogos (Bernama) -- Malaysia memberi amaran bahawa kewujudan

senjata maut biologi dan toxin serta potensi penyalahgunaannya mencetuskan

ancaman terhadap keamanan dan keselamatan antarabangsa.

Ini ditegaskan oleh delegasi Malaysia di mesyuarat pakar-pakar kumpulan

negara-negara ke Konvensyen Senjata Biologi (BWC) di Geneva, Switzerland

semalam.

Menurut kenyataan kepada Bernama oleh Kementerian Luar hari ini, Malaysia

percaya ancaman itu semakin meningkat berikutan kemajuan pesat di bidang sains

dan teknologi.

Oleh itu, kata kenyataan itu, perlu wujud kerjasama saintifik dan teknologi

antara wakil-wakil negara ke konvensyen itu bagi menentang penyakit berjangkit

dan menangani ancaman keganasan bio.

Sehubungan itu, Malaysia akan mengendalikan bengkel berjudul "Collaboration

Across Sectors to Prepare for and Respond to Biological Incidents" (Kolaborasi

Merentasi Sektor bagi Persediaan dan Respon terhadap Insiden Biologi) dari 19-22

Ogos di Melaka.

-- LAGI

KONVENSYEN-SENJATA 2 (AKHIR) KUALA LUMPUR

Kenyataan itu berkata Malaysia akan menjadi hos bagi Bengkel Serantau

Konvensyen Senjata Biologi bagi Asia Selatan dan Tenggara di Kuala Lumpur pada 3

dan 4 Sept.

Bengkel ini selaras dengan keputusan Majlis Kesatuan Eropah (EU) sebagai

sokongan kepada Konvensyen Senjata Biologi di Pejabat PBB bagi Urusan Perlucutan

Senjata di Geneva dan Unit Sokongan Implementasi BWC.

-- BERNAMA

FZL RV HA RS

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  • Absolute power corrupts absolutely, Dr Mahathir reminds current leaders The Malaysian Insider
    Absolute power corrupts absolutely, Dr Mahathir reminds current leaders

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