COMMENT | On Dec 13, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, in his own words, dropped everything on his lap, including a meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, to attend the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey.
The goal was to register the Muslim world's urgency and protest against the recognition of Jerusalem as the "eternal capital of Israel." The OIC meeting was hopeless for several reasons.
First, Najib had already affirmed to the rest of the world, that US President Donald Trump is his golfing buddy and his friend.
In his trip to Washington in Sept 2017, Najib even boasted that Trump personally sent him to his official car, of all places in the basement of the White House.
The above is not hearsay. It came right from the horse's mouth: Najib. It was Najib who showcased his tight bond with Trump...