Domestic issues led Malaysia to drop Pedra Branca challenge, say Singapore analysts


Singaporean analysts say the dropping of the Pedra Branca ownership dispute by the Malaysian government led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a signal that the new government is focusing on domestic issues first. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 31, 2018.

MALAYSIA is sending a message to its neighbours that the new government wants to focus on solving domestic political and economic issues, and is not out to create diplomatic tensions, said The Straits Times newspaper.

Mustafa Izzuddin, a fellow at Singapore’s ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, said the Pakatan Harapan government’s priority now is to stabilise the country, both politically and economically.


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