The letter from the United Nations stating the withdrawal of Malaysia from the instrument of accession of the Rome Statute.
The letter from the United Nations stating the withdrawal of Malaysia from the instrument of accession of the Rome Statute.

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

KUALA LUMPUR – The United Nations (UN) has officially withdrew Malaysia from the list of signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

In a statement, it said, the decision was made based on the notification received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“…The Government of Malaysia has decided to withdraw its instrument of accession in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 5 April 2019.

“Malaysia is therefore rescinding its letter of accession and that this withdrawal should take effect immediately.

“Notwithstanding the above, Malaysia remains committed to the rule of law and to bring to justice the perpetrators of genocides, crimes against humanity, war crimes; and crimes of aggression.

“This is in line with the policy of the new government to firmly espouse the principles of truth, human rights, rule of law, justice, good governance, integrity and accountability,” the UN said in a statement.

As of yesterday, Malaysia Gazette was informed that Malaysia is still in the signatory list of the Rome Statute in the website of the UN although it has sent the letter of withdrawal on 29 April. -MalaysiaGazette

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