Tun Dr. Mahathir’s assistant, Sufi, texted and emailed me the press-release on War Criminal Conference and Exhibition at PWTC from 28 October to 31 October 2009.
In this cynical world we are living in, it is good, if a little necessary, to get in touch with humanity. War, by any other names, is a theft from hungry children and women. See you there?
Here’s the press-release, in verbatim:
PRESS RELEASE FOR THE WAR CRIMINAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION FROM 28TH
OCTOBER TO 31ST OCTOBER 2009.
When the United States of America launched its “War on Terror” the
world was divided – some feeling it was justified given the September
11 terror attacks on the US soil. Others were apprehensive and felt
the chill of fear that the very force combatting terror will end up
being the very terror itself.
It has been eight years since the War on Terror was launched and the
visible casualties were Afghanistan and Iraq, both invaded by the US
and its allies.
These invasions, especially on Iraq were justified by the US and its
allies on false premise.
The leaders of the US and Britain lied to their people when they
wanted to rally support from their people, claiming that Iraq was in
possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) which could be
launched and caused devastation to their countries within 45 minutes.
Within a couple of months after the invasion of Iraq, the lies began
unravelling and it was proven that there were never any WMDs and Iraq
was targetted because it was a reservoir of oil.
While Iraq was devastated and Iraqis dead and dying, the perpetrators
continued unabashedly to annihilate the sovereign nation and its
people, torturing prisoners with methods unimagined even by the evil
It is against this backdrop the Perdana Global Peace Organisation
(PGPO) and Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) is
holding the War Criminal Conference and Exhibition from the 28th of
October to the 31st of October, 2009 at the Putra World Trade Centre
On the 28th and 29th, the PGPO will be holding a conference which will
see renowned speakers with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivering the
keynote address on the first day.
Other speakers will include fiery British MP George Galloway, the
indomitable former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, former United
Nations assistant secretary-generals Hans Von Sponeck and Dennis
Halliday and anti-war economist Prof. Michel Chossudovsky.
On the 30th and 31st the War Crimes Commission and Tribunal will be
convened to hear testimonials from victims of torture following the
invasion of Iraq.
Throughout the four days, an exhibition on the carnage of war and
torture committed by the forces which invaded Iraq.
It is hoped that the conference and exhibition will provide greater
insights to the audience the hypocrisy of the perpetrators of the war
who hide behind the cloak of justice and democracy to camouflage their
Those interested can view the profiles of the speakers and other
interesting information pertaining to the event from these websites:
or call Ram at 012 227 0159 or Juana at 0125309693.
Issued by the Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) on 22 October 2009