Coalition for the ICC Press Release: Malaysia Backtracks on Accession to the Rome Statute

On 5 April 2019, Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, announced that Malaysia would withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), only a month after it deposited its accession instrument. While the accession had yet to enter into force, this withdrawal has already raised a number of questions both internally and abroad over the reasons behind this move.