Najib: Muslim nations condemn terrorism
RIYADH: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says the world needs to be reminded that Muslim nations present at a summit with United States President Donald Trump here, completely condemn terrorism and violent extremism.
Commending Saudi Arabia’s effort in hosting more than 50 leaders from Muslim nations for the Arab Islamic American Summit, Najib said: “The world should have no doubt that we stand collectively with the international community in the fight to eradicate this global menace.”
Malaysia, he said, had not flagged in its efforts to combat the spread of radicalism. Towards this end, the government had promoted the concept of wasatiyyah , which is the Quranic injunction towards moderation.
He had called for the establishment of a Global Movement of Moderation at the United Nations in 2010, with a foundation set up to support that in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia is prepared to share its expertise, just as it had long worked with partners around the world.
Najib said the country’s deradicalisation programme had had a remarkable 95 per cent success rate in reintegrating former extremists.
“In 2015, Malaysia and the US worked to establish the Digital Strategic Communications Division to counter the negative messaging of terrorism,” Najib said at the summit, which ended yesterday.
Malaysia has worked with Australia to stop the flow of funding for terrorist groups, with the United Kingdom and France in seven flagship areas, which include cyberterrorism, as well as youths and the paths to terrorism.
He said that among the agreements reached during Saudi ruler King Salman Abdulaziz AlSaud’s recent visit to Malaysia was the establishment of the King Salman Centre for International Peace in Kuala Lumpur,
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak with Saudi King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud (third from left) and United States President Donald Trump (second from left) at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh yesterday.