In the speech, he suggested many constructive proposal to bridge the gap between both civilazations. Some of his brilliant points worth mentioning:
20. Malaysia is thus fully supportive of various efforts at the international level which are designed to generate greater understanding between cultures and civilizations, especially between those of the west and the world of Islam. This dialogue is essential to expose and establish the fact that Islam is a religion which espouses universalism, not exclusivism. Islam is a religion which does not make any distinction between any race or culture.
21. This dialogue between cultures and civilizations should take place at all levels of the international society such as between scholars, writers, activists, academics, journalists. Non-governmental organizations can play an important catalytic role in this endeavour. Over and above that, the dialogue must have the support of governments.
22. The support of governments is crucial for such inter-cultural or inter-civilization dialogues to succeed because, as I have stated earlier, the root cause of the conflict between cultures and civilizations is not religious but political and strategic in nature. There is no possibility of creating a true alliance of civilizations except with the involvement of governments, ideally through multilateral processes of inter-governmental deliberations such as at the United Nations.
23. The discord which has divided cultures and civilizations may have gone beyond disputes between the leadership of governments to the hearts and minds of their populations. It may not be possible to achieve consensus except by way of persuasion. But the role of government remains critical because governments have the power of enforcement, including preventing the recurrence of future conflicts. Above all, the dialogue cannot be effective unless we are able to establish our common goals and values. And we need the governments of the world to provide guarantees that these goals and values become enduring.
24. Malaysia believes therefore that a dialogue which can effectively bridge the gap between cultures and civilizations is a discourse based in the multilateral process. Malaysia is fully committed to promoting the preeminence of multilateralism in the management of world affairs. (emphasis are mine)
That's part of his speech which seem to shed lights and pave the way forward for world peace. But wait a minute... Isn't more than a week earlier prior to the PM's beautiful speech at Meiji University, he CANCELLED the 6th Building Bridges dialogue which aims to serve the exact proposal in his Meiji U's speech?
So much for our PM's beautiful speech for world peace. What he lack of is just a crown. Muacks, PM.
But later on, our PM clarified that it is not really a cancellation. He 'postponed' the dialogue so that he can attend. Postpone till when, PM?
After months of preparations by many international scholars from both civilizations, the PM 'postponed' the event just because he wasn't available to attend. He halted the whole world to and for his convenience. Has he ever thought of video-cam? Dont you know, PM, those hand-held recorder that ppl use to record events? Nowadays we can record events in colors, ask Sony. Probably our PM is thinking too much of his crown and forgot about technologies; worst about the nation's image of a harmonious multi-religious society. It's alright. We understand, PM. Muacks.