positive note, Malaysia supported all the Council’s resolutions focusing on
Syria from December 2011 onwards. However, it abstained on all other country
resolutions put to the vote, including those on Iran, Belarus and Sri Lanka. Malaysia
also regrettably voted against the amendments aimed at improving the Libya
resolution in March 2012. Malaysia did not sign any of the key joint statements
delivered at the Council on country situations.
voted in favor of all the resolutions on the human rights situation in
Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.
Malaysia co-sponsored a total of 19 country-specific
resolutions under agenda items 1, 7 and 10. Malaysia intervened in some of the
Council’s country-specific debates. Malaysia could improve its engagement in
the Council by expanding its support for country-specific resolutions under
agenda item 4 and positively revisiting its position on country situations such
as Iran, Belarus and Sri Lanka.