Malaysia against all forms of war, says Ong
BEIJING: Malaysia is against all forms of war and attempts to incite war between any nations, says Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting.
World War II was a painful lesson in history which should not be taken lightly, said the Prime Minister’s special envoy to China.
“All nations in the world should work together to foster harmony and world peace,” said Ong, who attended the grand military parade here yesterday as the official representative from Malaysia.
The massive event, which saw 12,000 military officers and 500 pieces of military equipment marching past Tiananmen Square, was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Ong said the presence of the countries in the event was evident of them valuing peace.
He added that China had demonstrated its success and spirit in developing the nation from a war-torn country 70 years ago during the Second World War, to become a giant economy and power today.
“It is now a strong nation that can play an important role in stabilising world peace,” he said.
President Xi Jinping said the war had caused over 35 million casualties in China and more than 27 million lives in the Soviet Union.
“War is like a mirror. Looking at it helps us better appreciate the value of peace,” he said.
Source: The Star, 4 September 2015