On Monday 8 July 2019 more than 5,000 people marched peacefully through the forests in Bosnia to commemorate the difficult journey of the Bosnian Muslims who were ambushed and killed by the Bosnian Serbian army 24 years ago.

Very soon, what came to be known as the Srebrenica Massacre, as the world was stunned by the killing and genocide that wiped out thousands of human lives.

The 100-kilometer (60-mile) march traces a route taken by Bosnian Muslims while they fled the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica when it was captured by Bosnian Serbs during the war.

Among the thousands who marched this year was a Bosnian refugee from Australia, Mevludin Ibrisevic. He wanted to relive the memories of those while escaping for their lives. He said it was important to raise awareness about this horrific crime.

Perhaps it was even more shocking that we, as a human, allowed this to happen under our noses after the devastating two world wars.

Even though Malaysia under the then Prime Minister Dr Mahathir, time and time again, proposed, initiated and asked the West to intervene in the situation in Bosnia, it was ignored.

Some OIC Countries finally contributed towards the UN peacekeeping force. Unfortunately, thousands of men and boys were killed even in and around UN-protected enclave in July 1995.

There is a need to criminalise war in order to make this world a better place.

The incessant warmongering by the US and other countries must be stopped in order to reduce the suffering of human beings.

It seems a bizarre that Western democracies led by the US as the so-called leader of the free world has been dropping drops bombs onto innocent civilians in Japan, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afganistan and now threatening Iran.

We must never let another Srebenica to ever happen again. May their souls rest in peace.