Speaking Of Asia: Why Trump's peace plan matters to rest of Asia

US President Donald Trump's peace plan may be targeted at the Middle East but it matters for the rest of Asia too

Blunt - and barbed - as his words sometimes tend to be in turn, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad often speaks things that many of his peers might think but would hold back from uttering.

The Malaysian Prime Minister's comment last Saturday that United States President Donald Trump ought to quit for the "utterly unacceptable" and "grossly unjust" Israel-Palestine peace plan put forth by his Jewish son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is one such example.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2020, with the headline 'Why Trump's peace plan matters to rest of Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe