Anifah should explain why Malaysia’s international reputation and human rights standing plunged so precipitately under Najib’s premiership as to lose 50 votes as compared to 2010 resulting in defeat for election to UN Human Rights Council

The so-called “rebuttal” of the Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Anifah Aman to the statement by the DAP MP for Kluang, Liew Chin Tong, asking for an explanation why Malaysia lost its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council could be dismissed just as all “bluff and bluster signifying nothing”, as it completely failed to address Chin Tong’s question which is asked by all thinking Malaysians.

It is in fact another sad example of the atrocious English of Malaysia’s Cabinet Ministers.

Anifah should explain why Malaysia’s international reputation and human rights standing plunged so precipitately under Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s premiership as to lose 50 votes when compared to Malaysia’s second attempt to be elected to the UN Human Rights Council in 2010, when Malaysia secured 179 votes as compared to the measly 129 votes this time.

Apart from Malaysia’s increasing violation of human rights, when parliamentary democracy is used as a “fig leaf” to hide an increasingly undemocratic regime contemptuous of the most basic democratic rights and freedoms of Malaysians, I believe Malaysia’s ignominous results in the election to the UN Human Rights Council is related to the general lowering of world respect and standing for Malaysia as a result of Malaysia ascending the infamous pinnacle of a “global kleptocracy”!

This is why I had described Malaysia’s defeat for election to the UN Human Rights Council as “the kleptocratic chickens coming home to roost”, to the extent that Malaysia has lost out to greater human rights offenders like Pakistan, Qatar and Afghanistan in the region or even infamous human rights violators like Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola in the world.

I cannot think of an instance in recent times when Malaysia had been defeated in a UN vote for any elected position in the world body. Can Anifah clarify?

Anifah Aman should give a proper and satisfactory explantion for Malaysia’s latest diplomatic set back, whether this heralds the “coming of winter” for Malaysia’s international relations with the “kleptocratic chickens coming home to roost” – as a result of the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal which is beginning to “bite” adversely on Malaysia’s repute and good standing in the international community of nations.

Let Anifah present a Ministerial statement in Parliament next week as to what are the causes for Malaysia’s defeat in the election to the UN Human Rights Council, whether Malaysia’s disgraceful reputation as a global kleptocracy is beginning to have an adverse effect on Malaysia’s international relations, and what the Foreign Ministry proposes to do to clear or cleanse Malaysia’s of such infamy and ignominy as a global kleptocracy in the international arena.

(Media Statement in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 20th October 2017)

  1. #1 by worldpress on Friday, 20 October 2017 - 12:01 pm

    Surprised Malaysians lost only 50 votes!
    Malaysians do not bother what vote they got!
    Under their admin mostly things are bad!

    Development is not their efforts, it is country able to get loan money for development and pay consultants!

    Development get commission not purely target benefits Malaysia

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 2:29 am

    Frankly, many UMNO/BN leaders seem lost at what they should or should not do. Tengku Adnan says children singing political party song at national school for ten years is actually self defense and not confirmation of perversion. KJ arguing banning an innocent, award winning online portal is the same as banning a found guilty of slander by their own controlled court paper is the same thing. Liow Tiong lai blaming his constituencies for what his UMNO lord long history of courtship with PAS.

    Do they even know political self-immolation when they see it?

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:57 pm

    Again, even Najib cannot remember basic rules of what he should or should not do. Najib said the opposition always take the opposite of what the govt want to do.

    Someone has to challenge that lie. On unilateral conversion, Najib stated position is the same as the opposition but instead Najib has never taken up the opposition offer to do it.

    Liar. Liar. Always a liar.

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