Malaysia to be removed from Rome Statute


PETALING JAYA: The United Nations will remove Malaysia from the list of signatories of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

This follows Prime Minister Tun Dr Maha­thir Mohamad’s announcement that Malaysia would not ratify the treaty on April 5.

The government issued a withdrawal letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on April 29.

Wisma Putra said Malaysia would be removed from the list after the UN completed the necessary procedures.

The ICC is the first permanent, treaty-based international criminal court. It aims to end impunity against perpetrators of the most serious crimes – genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression.

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