Malaysia supports UN's Draft Convention on int'l terrorism

Malaysia has supported the conclusion of a draft comprehensive convention on international terrorism that is being elaborated in the United Nations.

Malaysia's permanent representative to the United Nations Datuk Hussein Haniff said the draft would serve as a useful tool in the prevention and suppression of international terrorism, and provide a practical framework for cooperation and coordination among UN member states.

He said the legal framework would also fill the gaps in the existing sectoral conventions and enhance efforts to bring perpetrators to justice.

Hussein was speaking at the 16th session of the Ad Hoc Committee to elaborate on a draft comprehensive convention in New York, Monday.

He stressed that not only there were no signs that the occurrences of terrorist acts would abate, but it was also becoming a norm to the point of many readily accepting it as everyday occurrences.