Selasa, Oktober 13, 2015
Menyertai : RSIS - GMMF Roundtable
Majlis Belia Malaysia (MBM) menyertai Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF) ke Persidangan Meja Bulat Rajaratnam School of International Studies RSIS-GMMF berkenaan “The Langkawi Declaration on the Global Movement of Moderates” di Copthorne King’s Hotel di Singapura. MBM diwakli saudara Jufitri bin Joha, Naib Presiden MBM. Persidangan membincangkan gerak kerja dan kerjasama antara Singapura-Malaysia bagi mempromosikan agenda kesederhanaan yang telah diterima pakai oleh pemimpin tertinggi ASEAN di Langkawi pada 27 April 2015 yang lepas.
Persidangan pada 29 Julai 2015 ini turut membincangkan cabaran perlaksanaan agenda kesederhanaan di peringkat Asia Tenggara turut dibarisi panelis seperti Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah (CEO GMMF), Duta Ong Keng Yong (Mantan Setiausaha Agung ASEAN), Profesor Syed Farid Alatas (Pensyarah NUS) dan Ms Amina Rasul Bernado (Presiden Council for Islam and Democracy).
Di kesempatan tersebut saudara Jufitri Joha turut bersama-sama Dato’ Saifuddin membuat kunjung hormat ke Pejabat Serantau United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Singapura bagi membina jaringan kerjasama.
Excerpt from: http://www.gmomf.org/the-rsis-gmmf-roundtable-in-singapore/
The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies-Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (RSIS-GMMF) Roundtable on “The Langkawi Declaration on the Global Movement of Moderates” was held in Singapore on 29 July 2015.
The heads of states of ASEAN agreed to the Langkawi Declaration on the Global Movement of Moderates, and to promote moderation as an ASEAN value. ASEAN has been a model in managing inter-state tensions, historically shaped through the balancing extra-regional influences while reinforcing intra-regional ties on the basis of mindfulness and mutual respect. A sophisticated understanding of how people and nations relate to each other is characteristic of ASEAN, and is reflected by what has become known as the ASEAN Way.
Peace and security has been crucial to ASEAN’s growth and success, and the small but growing influence of extremist elements within Southeast Asia represents a tangible and significant threat to such that must be addressed without delay. The transnational nature and reach of violent extremist groups requires a comprehensive and coordinated regional response, not only in countering their harmful and malicious actions, but also in preventing their influence and ideology from gaining a foothold in the region.
This is the manner in which moderation can continue to play a small but significant role in the region. By promoting a culture of peace, moderation is essentially stressing on the preventive aspect of addressing extremism, one that emphasizes holistic and comprehensive approaches to tackling the drivers and enablers of extremism in its various manifestations. And with the Langkawi Declaration, we now have the commitment of ASEAN member states to promote moderation.
The articulation of moderation in the Langkawi Declaration is as “a means to promote tolerance and mutual understanding” and “a tool to bridge differences and resolve differences.” More specifically, it is also described as “a core value in the pursuit of long-lasting peace and a tool to diffuse tensions, negate radicalism and counter extremism in all its forms and manifestations.” But the complexities of moderation must be further refined if it is to be translated into effective and practical programmes.
While ASEAN member states have collectively agreed in the Langkawi Declaration to advance “moderation as an ASEAN value that promotes peace, security and development,” it is up to each of the states to determine how they can best, according to their individual strengths and capacity, contribute towards the promotion of moderation.
This roundtable is part of an effort to better grasp the different articulations and understandings of moderation that circulate throughout ASEAN, and how different actors in the region can effectively contribute towards the promotion of moderation as an ASEAN value.
Read an extract from the opening remarks by Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large & Policy Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.
Read the story by Shahanaaz Habib (Sunday Star) & Syed Azahedi (New Straits Times) who attended the roundtable in Singapore.
Read the commentary by Kumar Ramakrishna who is Associate Professor and Head, Policy Studies in the Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman, RSIS