Malaysia Prime Minister Dr Mahatir Mohamad at 73rd UNGA, Sept 2018, YouTube.

By Ahmad A Talib

The New Straits Times-Oct 8

For many years, we retracted into our shell and seldom voiced our opinion on world affairs for f ear that this could invite reprisals. As a nation, we played it safe. But last week, things started to change.  We have started to reclaim our voice in the international arena, especially in making our views heard on matters pertaining to international justice. The act of reclaiming our voice was done by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York. It was vintage Dr Mahathir.

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First published in: The New Straits Times