So Najib Razak’s government has dismiss its envoy to the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors for voting against a censure resolution against Iran.
Parti Rakyat Keadilan thinks that this decision is clearly a result of pressure applied on Malaysia by the US government as it steps up its efforts to isolate both politically and through economic sanction.
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“The removal of veteran diplomat Ambassador Mohd Arshad Manzoor Hussain for voting alongside Cuba and Venezuela is particularly unfortunate as the latter has enjoyed a long and distinguished career and has privately maintained that he believed he was voting in accordance with the established principles of the Non-Aligned Movement of which Malaysia is a committed member,” said Latheefa Koya, PKR’s information chief, in a press statement yesterday.
“The dismissal is unprecedented and sent a signal to the international that Malaysia has compromised our diplomatic independence. We call on PM Najib Razak to make a public stand whether Malaysia has abandoned our non-aligned principle and submit our national sovereignty to the wills of world superpowers,” she added.