Despite short of overwhelming popular votes in recently concluded presidential elections to vote the 45th president of the most prolific democracy and champion of the ‘New World Order’, Middle America boldly told the political establishment off that they wanted attention and their requirements be served up above other interests and agenda of for the rest of the world, including position and values of the minorities within ‘Home of the Free’ and ‘Land of the Brave’.
The Straits Times story:
US elections: Malaysian PM Najib says Donald Trump appealed to Americans who want less foreign interference
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump on his election win.
PUBLISHEDNOV 9, 2016, 4:24 PM SGT
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak congratulated United States President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 9), saying the Republican victor had appealed to Americans who wanted to see the United States less embroiled in intervention abroad.
“His appeal to Americans who have been left behind – those who want to see their government more focused on their interests and welfare, and less embroiled in foreign interventions that proved to be against US interests – have won Mr Trump the White House,” Datuk Seri Najib said in a statement.
Mr Najib said he looked forward to continuing a partnership with the United States under Mr Trump’s presidency.
This is true because US foreign policy the past eight years of Obama administration, spent too much on international issues which include the change of several regimes mainly in the North African and West Asian region, more commonly known as ‘Arab Spring’.
United States supported resistance and separatists in countries like Syria, Kurdish, Yemen, Ukraine.
The Obama administration earlier intended to reduce and withdraw armed troops in Afghanistan but instead committed more resources. So was the promise to shut Guantanamo Bay and resolve the hundreds of multinational detainees being jailed without trial.
Right almost ending his first term, President Obama launched a special forces military incursion attack from Afghanistan and assassinated the world most wanted terrorist Osama Ben Laden.
When Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State and she was in Malaysia fir official visit, she made a point about allowing then Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim some room to discourse, despite the latter was then still in a serious criminal case which still in trial.
During President Barack H Obama’s official visit to Malaysia, part of his itinerary is to have an audience with Opposition Leaders and civil liberty activists. That should not be viewed as anythimg but dipping America’s Super Power hand into domestic affairs, especially when the case brought forth was criminal and anti-Constutional in nature.
Closer to home front, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak opined that the outgoing administration was not too comprehensive in their outlook for the majority of Americans, thus after eight years of Democrat control via Obama administration, they had enough.
The Straits Times story:
US elections: Malaysia’s Najib says Trump appeals to those left behind
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that Donald Trump won the White House because of his “appeal to Americans who have been left behind”.PHOTO: EPA
PUBLISHEDNOV 9, 2016, 8:46 PM SGT
Trinna LeongMalaysia Correspondent
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has lauded Mr Donald Trump’s victory today, saying what happened showed that “politicians should never take voters for granted”.
“His appeal to Americans who have been left behind – those who want to see their government more focused on their interests and welfare, and less embroiled in foreign interventions that proved to be against US interests – have won Mr Trump the White House”, Datuk Seri Najib said in a statement.
His comments on focusing on the interest and welfare of those “left behind” echoed what he said at the unveiling of Malaysia’s 2017 Budget when he handed out a slew of cash, grants and aid to what he called the country’s B40 group – the bottom 40 per cent of Malaysians.
Let the mighty United States have a reflection on themselves first upon the change of guard coming up 20 January 2017. The Brit gad theirs right after World War Two ended and they quickly decided maintaining control and cloud of the British Empire, which simply translate to 1/3 of the planet is something they cannot afford to do any longer.
So what ever resources left available to Trump come January, should be channeled for the social and economic development strategy and agenda of the Middle America first.