Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a promise to ratify a UN treaty on racial discrimination. Photo: EPA

Malaysia’s Mahathir dumps pledge to ratify UN treaty on racial discrimination amid domestic backlash

  • The Malaysian leader has opted to uphold the status quo after intense pressure from Malays who say ICERD would jeopardise controversial race-based affirmative action policies that benefit them.
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a promise to ratify a UN treaty on racial discrimination. Photo: EPA
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