Delegates attending the Commonwealth Law Ministers Conference in Kuala Lumpur have shown great interest in New Zealands new domestic violence legislation.
Prime Minister, Rt Hon J B Bolger, is shocked and outraged at hearing reports that up to 100 refugees, many of them women and children, were killed and more than 150 injured when Israeli forces shelled a UN base in southern Lebanon.
The horrific events in Lebanon underscore the urgency of the need to find a peaceful and comprehensive solution in the Middle East. I am deeply concerned that the headquarters of the Fijian battalion of UN peacekeeping troops has been fired upon by Israeli forces. I call on all parties to respect the relevant UN resolutions, Mr Bolger said.