Na­jib: Mus­lim na­tions con­demn ter­ror­ism

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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,

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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.

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