Malaysia to Officially Seek BRICS Membership, PM Anwar Ibrahim Confirms

Malaysia to Officially Seek BRICS Membership, PM Anwar Ibrahim Confirms
Malaysia Joins BRICS | Photo by Chander Mohan on Unsplash

Malaysia's Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has announced the nation's decision to formally apply for membership in BRICS, the economic bloc of emerging economies. The announcement came during an interview with Chinese media outlet Guancha, where Anwar confirmed the decision and the upcoming initiation of the official process.

This move by Malaysia holds strategic importance due to its geographic location along the Malacca Strait, a vital shipping route connecting the Pacific and Indian Ocean. Anwar highlighted the significance of BRICS and China's rise in creating a multipolar world, offering a counterbalance to Western dominance.

Malaysia joins a growing list of nations expressing interest in BRICS membership, with over 30 countries reportedly considering joining the bloc. The upcoming BRICS summit in Kazan, Russia, scheduled for October, may be a pivotal moment for the organization's expansion.

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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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