PM and wife get peace awards

The Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace has awarded Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali the “Ambassador for Peace” award for their contributions towards world peace and unity.
The Asian office of the federation, based in Manila, is a UN-affiliated body.
The Star, Malaysia, 19 Sep 2003

This should be good, I guess, exccept for the fact that the Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace is a front for the Unification Church (aka the Moonies). Its claim of being a UN-affliated body doesn't mean that the UN sanctions the fedaration, and really, I think (and someone correct me if I'm wrong) that any NGO can apply to be a UN-affliated body.

I tried to find out who the other Ambassador's for Peace in the world were, but I couldn't find it on their webpage but there are at least 3,500 Ambassadors for Peace (as of July 2002), so it isn't exactly an elite club.

The PM can even read papers written by fellow ambassadors on their website in the "Ambassador's Jornal" (sic), including one titled "test".
posted on Friday, September 19, 2003 - permalink
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