Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a vow to ratify an international convention against racial discrimination. Photo: EPAMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a vow to ratify an international convention against racial discrimination. Photo: EPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a vow to ratify an international convention against racial discrimination. Photo: EPA

Mahathir’s U-turn on UN race treaty: for Malaysia, a necessary - if backwards - step?

  • Mahathir’s U-turn on a UN racial discrimination treaty calls into question its acceptance of other rights accords and its suitability as a role model for Muslim nations.
  • Even so, some defend it saying Malaysia is just not ready

Topic |   Malaysia
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a vow to ratify an international convention against racial discrimination. Photo: EPAMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a vow to ratify an international convention against racial discrimination. Photo: EPA
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has backtracked on a vow to ratify an international convention against racial discrimination. Photo: EPA
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