14 Jun '11, 2pm

Malaysian oil priorities in #Sudan being weighed against potential international censure for hosting ICC-indicted Bashir

SINGAPORE: Malaysia's cabinet will decide on Friday if it is going to withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir. The foreign office had invited him to a regional dialogue later this month from June 18 to June 21. But the visit is controversial because the Sudanese President is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Darfur. Malaysia's Minister in the Prime Minister's department, Nazri Aziz, has said he will ask the Cabinet to withdraw the invitation to avoid potential embarrassment. "I believe that our foreign office has got strong reasons for inviting him for the moment. I will still bring this matter up to the cabinet because since we are going to accede to the Rome statute. "We should look at this matter seriously because it can be an embarrassment for us if he's here. There's a big iss...

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channelnewsasia.com 16 Jun '11, 4am

KUALA LUMPUR: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, will no longer attend a weekend summit in M...