KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will review the presence of Malaysian troops in Saudi Arabia who are purportedly on standby to evacuate Malaysians in war-torn Yemen.
Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the presence of the troops, who were stationed in Saudi Arabia by the previous Barisan Nasional government, had caused Malaysia to be indirectly dragged into the Middle East conflict.
In a statement today, he said Malaysia had never been involved in any attacks on Yemen.
“Malaysia has always adopted a neutral policy and does not favour any political ideology of the world’s major powers.
“In fact, the Malaysian government is actively involved in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and has even been its chairman.”
Mohamad said the government would make its decision after re-evaluating the issue.