Saturday, March 19, 2011

Malaysia & Saudi Arabia to seal 'security' pact

Reportedly, Malaysia is to sign a bilateral agreement on 'security' with Saudi Arabia . It is still not known if the 'security' agreement would or would not infringe on the freedom of faiths and creeds, or violate the sovereignty and independence of Malaysia as a country. It is also still not known what is the definition of 'terrorism' in the said agreement. Would Iran, a well-known strategic rival of Saudi Arabia, also want to ink a similar 'security' pact with Malaysia to, at least, see if Malaysia is balanced and fair in its handling of Iran-Saudi Arabia relationship ? In view of the momentous developments in the Middle East and North Africa in the last one month or so, as well as the clearly unpredictable consequences, Malaysia needs to be more prudent in its management and conduct of international relations with countries in those regions. In other words, Malaysia must always strive to forestall a situation or condition of 'gajah lawan gajah dan pelanduk mati di tengah-tengah'.

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