Na­jib lashes out over claim he sold coun­try’s sovereignty

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak yes­ter­day lashed out at the op­po­si­tion for ac­cus­ing him of sell­ing off the coun­try’s sovereignty just be­cause of hav­ing close ties with China.

He also ques­tioned that no­body had raised the is­sue of sell­ing the coun­try’s sovereignty to Ja­pan and South Korea when the Look East Pol­icy was in­tro­duced by the then prime min­is­ter in the 1980s.

“Why am I be­ing ac­cused of sell­ing sovereignty to China when I forge ties with the repub­lic?” he asked at the Chi­nese Com­mu­nity Pa­tri­otic Gath­er­ing or­gan­ised by MCA here.

Na­jib said Malaysia’s friend­ship with China had brought in a huge in­vest­ment that ben­e­fited the coun­try.

The Prime Min­is­ter also stressed that Malaysia would cer­tainly not lose its sovereignty de­spite hav­ing ties with most coun­tries in the world.

“We must be friendly to all coun­tries but (we must also) stick to our prin­ci­ple, our sovereignty can­not be com­pro­mised,” he said, adding that the bi­lat­eral re­la­tions with other coun­tries were also good to the coun­try.

Speak­ing of his meet­ing with Don­ald Trump at the White House early this week, Na­jib said he had re­ceived an over­whelm­ing re­sponse from the United States Pres­i­dent. - Ber­nama

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