On the occasion of Malaysia's ratification of the TPNW on 30 September 2020, the country's Foreign Minister, Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, stated: 'The coming entry into force of the TPNW complements international law, and reinforces that nuclear weapons are unacceptable, should not be used, should not be threatened to be used, and need to be discarded and destroyed as soon as possible. The TPNW further changes the nuclear disarmament discourse – from that dominated by the nuclear weapons and nuclear-armed States, to that which is more democratic, equitable, and where all countries have a voice.' At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, he said: 'Security for all can only be guaranteed by the total elimination of nuclear weapons. International law and multilateral approaches to disarmament need to be strengthened.' See: bit.ly/39Mj7sX, bit.ly/2UZoeNC.
- Malaysia should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Malaysia should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.
- Malaysia should bring into force its Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.