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PM's Saudi Trip - Mountains Out Of Molehills?

Dr Azmi Hassan, Senior Fellow, Nusantara Academy of Strategic Research

29-Mar-23 07:45

PM's Saudi Trip - Mountains Out Of Molehills?

The visit of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim to Saudi Arabia last week was a golden opportunity to elevate his standing as Muslim statesman, given the strategic importance of relations with the Saudis. However it has instead become political fodder for the opposition, after he met neither the head of state King Salman nor the Prime Minister, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman during the visit. How damaging is the fallout from this trip for the Prime Minister, especially ahead of the state elections in June? Political analyst Dr. Azmi Hassan weighs in.

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Produced by: Sim Wie Boon

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