Tag: Rome Statute
Kelantan royal and former foreign minister urges Putrajaya to reconsider and to persuade opponents that their position is not affected.
In response to speculation that it was someone within Pakatan Harapan, the PKR leader pinpoints a particular 'personality'from a royal family.
He says the decision was 'forced' upon the government due to the insistence of various parties, who did not fully understand the matter.
The foreign minister says the decision was made based on the provisions of the Federal Constitution.
The Malay rulers are not part of the decision-making process, says Chandra Muzaffar.
He says Malaysia could have played an important role in Asean in punishing those involved in the genocide against the ethnic Rohingya and other forms of extremism.
It is listed among 11 'crimes against humanity' in the agreement which Malaysia withdrew today.
The prime minister says opposition to the international treaty was political.
This follows criticism of the treaty by the Johor palace, among others.
Mastura Mohd Yazid has the right to air her views on human rights, sexuality and what not, but she should also show concern over issues closer to her backyard.
The Conference of Rulers has been invested by the Federal Constitution with a unique and advisory rule.
Abdul Aziz Bari says those who are unhappy with the government's move to ratify the international treaty without discussing it in the Dewan Rakyat can take the matter to court.
Edmund Bon says people need not worry that the king and the Malay rulers will be affected if Malaysia signs the Rome Statute which governs the International Criminal Court.
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says Putrajaya is confident that neither the King nor the Malay rulers will commit any of the four serious crimes contained in the statute.
Mastura Mohd Yazid says what is good for the world may not be suitable for Malaysia.
The prime minister says Malaysia wants to ratify the treaty but wants the treaty to be subjected to certain conditions.
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says the king cannot be held responsible for the four core international crimes covered by the statute.
Malaysia should lead all the efforts to pressure the involved party and bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible.