Kuala Lumpur: Reacting upon Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, not-withstanding international rules and regulations, the enraged Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday called U.S. President Donald Trump an “international bully” and a “villain”.
Mahathir Mohamad was addressing a protest rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur. He said this move of Trump will anger Muslims. He urged the Muslim countries to cut ties with Israel.
We must use all our power to oppose the villain, he said. Former prime minister warned that the anger from Trump’s decision “will lead to what is called terrorism”. “Today we have an international bully. Trump, go find someone your own size. This (Jerusalem plan) will only stir the anger of the Muslims,” he asserted.
Addressing the rally another opposition leader called on the Malaysian government to not proceed with planned investments in the United States. Last week, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had urged all Muslim countries to strongly oppose the move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
It must be recalled that Trump last week reversed decades of U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and said the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in the coming years.