Changes in Malaysia Behaviour of ASEAN Intervention Principle in the Rohingya Case

Evi Fitriani, Gabriela Ekklesia

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Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar has occurred since 1970s. Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak stated that Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" should be stopped immediately. This has led differences between Myanmar and Malaysia, as Myanmar considers Malaysia's behaviour to ignored the ASEAN nonintervention principle. This paper uses Valerie M. Hudson's foreign policy theory as a basis for explaining the cause of actions and words of a leader (agent oriented) as a decision maker in influencing its foreign policy; and uses the operationalization theory by Evi Fitriani, that described in three factors; namely: motivation, emotion and problem representation. The results of the analysis, indicating that Najib has a personal interest through his attitude as Prime Minister of Malaysia against Rohingya case. Thus, Prime Minister Najib Razak shows an attitude that has ignored the ASEAN non-intervention principle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-99
JournalJournal of Strategic and Global Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • non-interference principle
  • Rohingya’s case
  • Malaysia’s foreign policy


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