MALAYSIA – Chandra Muzaffar – International Movement for a Just World (JUST)


I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Ramsey Clark.

The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) salutes Ramsey Clark as one of the greatest champions of social justice and human rights of our time. He fought for the marginalised and oppressed within his own country and in the world at large. His record of service to the weak and the vulnerable, whoever they were and wherever they were found, is without parallel.

JUST and I had the pleasure of hosting Mr.Clark when he visited Malaysia in the early nineties. We had invited him to speak on the Gulf War. His honest, candid views on the War and what its real motives were and how it served the vested interests of a few made a deep impression on the audiences he spoke to.

Ramsey will be remembered as a fearless opponent of US hegemony and its devastating impact upon people everywhere. He will also be honoured as the US Attorney-General who supervised the drafting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which empowered the African American population as never before. He also enforced the desegregation of schools across the South. With even more passion when he was no longer with the US government, Ramsey Clark sought justice for the downtrodden in Yugoslavia, Cuba and Palestine, among other places.

The voice of the voiceless is no more. But the legacy of Ramsey Clark will live on. He will continue to inspire all those who are committed to justice and human dignity for centuries to come.

May God Almighty place him among the righteous in the hereafter.

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement for a Just World (JUST).
13 April 2021.