Malaysian PM Najib Razak Calls Trip To Hawaii “Golf Diplomacy”

KOTA BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has explained that his private trip to Hawaii to meet US President Barack Obama was a diplomatic gesture that will benefit the country.

Mr Najib said there was nothing unusual about the trip and described it as “golf diplomacy”.

“This has been a common practice even by previous prime ministers including during Tunku Abdul Rahman’s administration.

“I was personally invited by Obama and it is hard for me to turn it down as it has been scheduled much earlier,” he told a news conference at Sultan Ismail Petra Airport on Saturday.



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