Moro Islamic Liberation Front

October 24, 2011 by staff 

Moro Islamic Liberation FrontMoro Islamic Liberation Front, Muslim lawmakers yesterday strongly endorsed surgical strike against the authors of the series of deadly attacks against government forces, but rejected a war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, as it would endanger the lives of innocent people.

In a press conference, Nur Jaafar Tawi-Tawi representative said that “surgery should be taken against the perpetrators of this heinous crime. We need to unleash the full power of our law.”

Jaafar stressed that surgery “can be done with good intelligence report with the cooperation of local authorities. In this way, civilians will not be affected. Do not want a war without mercy, because we know the collateral damage – . No combatants and civilians ”

He sought the review of the cease-fire with the MILF, which he said is “the duty to police their ranks for these adverse events will not happen again.”

“The provisions of disciplining their (MILF) rows should be included in the cease-fire, that other groups will not be able to use (such as liability shields),” he said.

In the same press conference, Basilan Rep. Jim Hataman urged the leaders of the MILF to give offenders the ceasefire agreement “to complement government efforts.”

“The GPH and the MILF should discuss how to deal with these criminals,” he said. “These arrangements should be established in the cease-fire.”

Minority Leader and Albay Representative Edcel Lagman urged President Benigno Aquino III to “convene as soon as possible the National Security Council (NSC) in a rational and effective against the escalation of killings that has repeatedly committed by the MILF rebels against government soldiers and civilians. ”

“The president should not be based on assessment of bungling of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the pronouncements of presidential spokesmen fans,” said Lagman.

House Deputy Minority Leader Danilo Suarez and Quezon representative filed House Resolution No. 1841 urging the House Committee on Defense and Homeland Security to investigate the effects of Al-Barka incident to the peace negotiations between the government and the MILF.

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