Malaysia's Prime Minister Criticizes Australia's Move to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Sunday 1440/4/9 - 2018/12/16
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Kuala Lumpur, December 16, 2018, SPA -- Jerusalem should remain as it is and it is not right for any other country to decide that it should become the capital of Israel or be divided, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"Australia also wants to divide Jerusalem into West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, all these will only stir more anger," he said after receiving an honorary doctorate degree in social leadership, business and politics from Rangsit University in Bangkok today.
"We noticed that the words used are very carefully chosen. Nevertheless, in the eyes of many Arab countries, all these are not something that they can accept," BERNAMA quoted the Prime Minister as saying.
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