US elections: Malaysian PM Najib says Donald Trump appealed to Americans who want less foreign interference

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump on his election win.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump on his election win.PHOTO: EPA

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak congratulated United States President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 9), saying the Republican victor had appealed to Americans who wanted to see the United States less embroiled in intervention abroad.

"His appeal to Americans who have been left behind - those who want to see their government more focused on their interests and welfare, and less embroiled in foreign interventions that proved to be against US interests - have won Mr Trump the White House," Datuk Seri Najib said in a statement.

Mr Najib said he looked forward to continuing a partnership with the United States under Mr Trump's presidency.