A colossal waste to give Apec 2019 a miss

Jamari Mohtar

Modified 2 Nov 2019, 8:36 am

COMMENT| Amidst the shocking announcement of Chile’s decision to withdraw from hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders’ Week in November, Malaysia looks set in its preparation as the host country for the Apec meeting next year.

It is the first time that a host country has ever decided to suspend an Apec summit and especially about two weeks before the event is to be held.

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