LANGKAWI –At the 13th Social Business 2023 forum yesterday, Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stressed that “to change the world and make it a better place to live in, war should be made illegal.”
“If only one person is killed, the government must take severe action.
“War is a crime.
“There must be a world government to monitor countries and summon anyone who creates war or kills anyone,” said Dr.Mahathir in his speech when officiating the 13th Social Businesss which was attended by over 700 delegates from all over the world including Japan, the USA, China, the Philippines, Nepal, Colombia, Italy, Brazil, and more.
He added that the war is profitable for the West and those who produce and sell weapons at very high prices.
“They want war. They always provoke nations to go to war because they profit from it. It’s a very good business for them,” he said.
The former Prime Minister added that war does not solve problems and called for countries to work together for the common goal of “peace and stability.
Mahathir, who served as prime minister from 1981 to 2003 and again from 2018 to 2020, had also offered his views on several current global issues, including climate change, the Ukraine war, the China-Taiwan conflicts, and diseases.
The 13th Social Business Day organised in Malaysia on July 27-28 by Yunus Centre and Albukhary International University, is an annual global gathering held to celebrate and share the accumulated experiences of social business leaders and entrepreneurs spearheading a path to a sustainable and just future.
This year’s event focuses on the theme ‘War, Peace, and Economics: The Future of Human Beings.
According to a statement released by Yunus Centre, Al Bukhary International University (AIU), based in Alor Setar, Kedah, has been espousing social business as part of its mission since its inception.
The conference has brought together 120 inspiring speakers from all around the world, such as Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus; former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad; Nobel Peace Laureate, Leymah Gbowee; Columnist and Activist, Marina Mahathir; Trustee of the Albukhary Foundation, Sharifah Sofia Albukhary; Minister of Environment, Federative Republic of Brazil, The Honourable Marina Silva; Trustee and Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah, Dato’ Shahira Ahmed Bazari; UN Habitat Chief Maimunah Mohd Sharif; and many others leaders of the social business movement.
The two-day event is lined up with Plenary Sessions, Keynote Speeches, Parallel Breakout Sessions and Workshops, and Country Forums.
Most of the speakers highlighted the important role social business can play in solving many issues such as climate change, poverty, unemployment, and crimes.- Malaysia World News