US, Malaysia leaders say can counter Islamic State message

November 20, 2015 14:42


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


KUALA LUMPUR - US President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States and Malaysia shared strong security ties with which they could work together to combat the Islamic State's radical narrative.

Following talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Obama also said the United States was "monitoring the situation" that was unfolding in Mali, where gunmen had taken 170 people hostage in a raid on a luxury hotel.

Obama said the United States and Malaysia have a "very strong relationship on counter-terrorism."

"Malaysia is part of the coalition to fight (Islamic State)and can be extraordinarily helpful on issues like countering the destructive and perverse narrative that's developed," Obama said in reply to questions from reporters.

Both leaders told reporters they had agreed that conflicts over sovereignty in the South China Sea should be settled legally and freedom of navigation should be preserved in its vital commercial shipping lanes.

Obama also said that Malaysia had begun reforms to tackle its human trafficking problems.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 14, 2018
Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Russia's Kamchatka - USGS