Malaysia's national news agency quoted Hussein Haniff, Malaysia's permanent representative to the UN, as saying that apart from the work related to global issues such as sustainable development, which has been a key issue at the UN, Malaysia has been calling for UN reforms, reported a news agency.

"We have also been proactively lobbying for a non-permanent seat for Malaysia in the United Nations' Security Council in 2015. We need to get two-third of the votes in the General Assembly for a non-permanent membership of the United Nations' Security Council."We are the only candidate from Asia, so far for a United Nations' Security Council non-permanent seat...," he added.

Malaysia's candidature was proposed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations group last year, a move which further strengthened Malaysia's case.

(Agencies)

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