Muslims urged not to take non passage of BBL negatively

Abdullah Zawawi Tahir, Malaysian Consul General urged Muslims in Mindanao during the 5th Maguindanao Sagayan Festival at Buluan, Maguindanao not to take non passage of draft Bangsamoro Law under the Aquino Administration negatively”, PDI said in its report today.

He also said that genuine peace is bound to reign in Mindanao if it’s the people common goal.
He assured the Mindanao Muslims that Malaysia will not give up in its effort to broker peace in Mindanao even with the death of the BBL in Congress.

Tahir said for genuine peace to be achieved, there should be continuing work and that setbacks should not be viewed negatively.

“We should not look at it negatively because this is not an overnight work. We need everyone to join and help in searching for peace”, he said.

The Malaysian consul however admitted that what’s going to happen next was uncertain but he added that Kuala Lumpur would continue to support the efforts of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in search for a long-lasting peace in Mindanao.

Malaysia, a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation acted as Third Party Facilitator of the GPH-MILF Peace Process which resulted to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) in August 27, 2014.
Malaysia heads the International Monitoring Team (IMT).