Malaysia loses bid for seat in UN Human Rights Council

MALAYSIA has lost out to Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and Qatar in its bid for one of the 15 seats on the United Nation Human Rights Council. This is Qatar’s second consecutive term after winning the re-election vote. A UN statement said the General Assembly election was carried out via a secret ballot among 193 countries. “The newly elected members to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine. “All will serve three-year…

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