Malaysia calls for UN Security Council's veto power to be abolished

Malaysia calls for UN Security Council's veto power to be abolished

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NEW YORK - Malaysia has called for the veto power of the United Nations (UN) Security Council to be abolished in line with the principle of one country one vote. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said as an organisation that brings the spirit and symbol of democracy to the world, the UN needs to return to its foundation. Clad in a traditional baju Melayu and delivering Malaysia’s National Statement in Bahasa Melayu at the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) here on Friday, Ismail Sabri said the conflicts and crises that occur in the world, including in Ukraine, Palestine and Myanmar, cannot be resolved due to the debility of the global governance system and the UN.He said the biggest problem in the UN is the Security Council where the power of veto is often misused to favour the world powers that have it.

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