MP SPEAKS | M’sia’s lack of participation in Summit for Democracy lost opportunity

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Malaysiakini (English)

MP SPEAKS | Malaysia was one of the three Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia and the Philippines were the other two) to be invited to the recently concluded Summit for Democracy organised by US President Joe Biden’s office. Unfortunately, Malaysia made the decision not to participate. This is a short-sighted and unstrategic move that points to a larger lack of coherence and independent thinking in our foreign policy direction moving forward. Malaysia should have grasped this opportunity to reiterate our firm commitment to the principles of democracy that have been tried and tested over the p…

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