There should not be any delay in making Malaysia a member of the Rome Statute of the ICC.
Last year an international conference on ICC was hosted by our Parliament in Malaysia on 16th March 2011.
After this Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Consultation meeting where many legislators had attended, the Government announced that Malaysia will become a member of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court ( ICC ).
Unfortunately it is well over a year yet Malaysia has yet to formally file the accession papers with the United Nations. Why the delay?
When I posed the question last year, the Foreign Ministry said that necessary laws need to be amended locally before we can become a member of the ICC. Over 150 nations have become members of the ICC.
There should be no further delay on this issue.