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Decoding Najib’s megaphone diplomacy

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Decoding Najib’s megaphone diplomacy

 

Decoding Najib’s megaphone diplomacy
1209 words
16 December 2016
JKPOST
7
English
(c) 2016 The Jakarta Post

 

A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi, Jakarta

Earlier this month, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak made what many saw as a serious breach of diplomatic protocol when he spoke out against Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya — treatment that, in his view, amounted to “genocide”.

Such an act of megaphone diplomacy is almost unheard of among the ASEAN member states, especially coming from an ASEAN leader, and poses serious ramifications for the ASEAN region.

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