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COMMENT | No hedging for Malaysia in Israel-Hamas conflict
COMMENT | Malaysia is a clear supporter of the Palestinian cause and is unlikely to bend over backwards for Western powers.

The Israel-Palestine conflict has always been an issue that united the political spectrum in Malaysia, which is dominated by a Muslim-majority population.

Support for the Palestinian cause is not just religious but also humanitarian and Palestinian statehood remains a unifying factor across racial, religious and political affiliations.

As much as it is critical for the Anwar Ibrahim administration to defend the rights of the Palestinians in line with the capturing of the hearts and minds of Malaysian Muslim voters, a predominant factor is also the country’s entrenched non-alignment stance.

From past leadership to the present, Malaysia has consistently... 

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