KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Malaysia wants the United Nations (UN) to be improved and reformed as many people are still suffering due to conflicts, which remain unresolved in various parts of the world.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the UN has somewhat failed to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”.
“The United Nations remains the only global institution that all of us can claim ownership.
“While we acknowledge that the organisation has done quite well in many areas in its 75 years of existence, especially in promoting social and economic development, we need to be honest and recognise that the UN has somewhat failed to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,” he said.
Muhyiddin was delivering Malaysia’s national statement at the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN.
This is Muhyiddin’s maiden address to a high-level meeting of the UN since taking over as prime minister of Malaysia in March this year. The meeting was held virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the statement was pre-recorded at his office in Putrajaya. — Bernama