Despite Greek ban, M’sian team on Gaza Freedom Flotilla determined to proceed
July 3, 2011 Leave a comment
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian delegation aboard the Freedom Flotilla 2 has resolved to continue onward to Gaza despite a ban by the Greek Government. Life Line For Gaza (LL4G) Malaysia president Norazman Mohd Shamsuddin said they would proceed if their ship’s captain agreed. “If the captain is pressured or prosecuted and is unable to continue the voyage, the Malaysian delegation will protest at Corfu where we are docked,” he said in a statement Saturday. The Greek Government has banned vessels planning to break a sea blockade by Israel from leaving its shores. The vessels, sailing as part of the Freedom Flotilla 2, are carrying humanitariam aid for Palestinians in Gaza. Norazman also said the delegation would also join other protesters in Athens to protest the ban. Meanwhile LL4G crisis management team secretary Hishamuddin Hashim said a group of non-governmental organisations and political parties would band together to deliver a memorandum to the Greek embassy here on Monday at 2pm.