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Girding Malaysian ruling party for election, Najib rallies Muslims over Jerusalem

December 7, 2017 5:27 AM
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims worldwide to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as he rallied his party ahead of a tough election due next year.

Muslim majority Malaysia, a significant U.S. ally in Southeast Asia, warned of grave repercussions as it joined other countries condemning President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to reverse decades of U.S. policy and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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