What are the real reasons for not ratifying the Rome Statute?

P Gunasegaram

Modified 9 Apr 2019, 6:32 am

QUESTION TIME | I am not confused at all - not one little tiny bit - about the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. But I am utterly confused about the reason why Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the cabinet won’t ratify the statute - the people are confused about it.

I don’t for a moment think that the Malaysian people as a group are stupid - if they were, Najib Abdul Razak would still be prime minister and strutting around going about his business of running the government and stealing when the opportunity arises, while Mahathir remained in opposition.

Let’s not insult the Malaysian people - the bumiputera (including the Malays), Chinese, Indians and everybody else who collectively booted out the previous government. Yes, yes, I know. This government does not have the majority support of the Malays...

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