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Malaysia set to join Brics, says Anwar
Published on: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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Malaysia set to join Brics, says Anwar
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said he is discussing Malaysia’s membership of BRICS with Brazil and awaiting a response from South Africa. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is set to join the intergovernmental organisation BRICS, says Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

“We have indicated that we are (interested in joining BRICS). We have made a decision,” he said in an interview with Chinese outlet Guancha, hosted by Li Shimo, chairman of the Advisory Committee of the China Research Institute of Fudan University.

Adding that the formal procedure would begin soon, Anwar said he was also discussing the matter with Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and awaiting a response from the South African government.

Formed in 2006, BRICS initially comprised Brazil, Russia, India and China. It was joined by South Africa in 2011.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates formally became part of the group in January this year.

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