Malaysia withdraws from the Rome Statute

Published on 5 Apr 2019 7:30:05 PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced on Friday that the Cabinet has decided to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which would prosecute perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression.

He said it was not because the government is against it, but because of the political confusion about what it entails, caused by people with vested interests.