Malaysia’s right to review troops in Saudi Arabia, says Yemeni envoy

Muzliza Mustafa

Yemenis inspecting the damage from Saudi-led airstrikes in a neighbourhood in Sana’a earlier this month. The Saudi media has named Malaysia as one of the 34 countries working with Riyadh in ‘fighting terrorism’ in the neighbouring country. – EPA pic, June 21, 2018.

THE Yemeni government has welcomed Malaysia’s decision to review its military presence in Saudi Arabia, saying that the new Pakatan Harapan administration has all the right to reassess the previous Barisan Nasional government’s policies.

“We understand that Malaysia wants to be friends with everyone. We respect that and we also know as a new government, it has all the right to review or reassess on the matters related to the previous administration,” said Yemen’s ambassador to Malaysia Dr Adel Mohamed BaHamid.

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