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Najib to address Aussie parliament

By Wednesday January 12th, 2011 No Comments

KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to address the Australian parliament during his official visit in March, said Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman.

Anifah, who did not disclose the date of the Prime Minister’s official visit, said that among the issues likely to be discussed are the establishment of air connectivity between the major cities of the two countries, the proposed Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the prevention of human trafficking.

“In fact, arrangements for a direct flight between Kota Kinabalu and Perth are expected to take off by this weekend,” he told reporters here after meeting Australia High Commissioner to Malaysia Miles Kupa here on Monday.

Anifah also said that many countries were keen on Malaysia’s initiative on the Global Movement of Moderates.

“They were very impressed by what the Prime Minister had said in his speech (at the United Nations General Assembly and later in Brussels) where he stressed that it’s not Muslims versus the West, but moderates versus the extremists, because there are moderates and extremists in all religions,” he said.

Anifah said Malaysia was now trying to define and categorise the terms “moderates” and “extremists” and would get input from various religious groups and other experts.

“I believe the Prime Minister has an idea of its definition but he wants people to give the input,” he added.

Source : The Star

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