Malaysia ‘ready’ to send troops to Palestine

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Jerusalem: Malaysia ‘ready’ to send troops to Palestine

Confident about carrying out orders from supreme commander of Malaysian Armed Forces: Defence Minister


KUALA LUMPUR – Taking strong exception to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Malaysian defence minister has said that his country’s military was prepared to perform its duty if its services are required.

‘We have to be prepared for any possibilities. The ATM (Malaysian Armed Forces) has always been ready, waiting for instructions from the top leadership,’ Hishammuddin Hussein said while winding up the debate at the UMNO General Assembly 2017 on Saturday.

Hussein who also serves as the UMNO vice-president (United Malays National Organisation) said that he was confident about carrying out any order from the supreme commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V.

He continued that the United States’ plan to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel was a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world.

The strongly-worded remarks came amid widespread protests in the Muslim world that was riled by POTUS decision regarding Jerusalem’s recognition, a step avoided intentionally by his predecessor fearing a chaos in middle-East.
 

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