The newly-formed Malaysian government has ordered the Saudi-backed anti-terrorism center to be immediately closed roughly a year after being launched.
No reasons were given for the decision.
All operations carried out by the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) in Kuala Lumpur will be ceased, while the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security shall absorb all its functions.
In a related context, Malaysian Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu told the parliament about his plans to pull back Malaysian troops from Saudi Arabia.
The troops were sent by former Prime Minister Najib Razak to facilitate the evacuation of Malaysian nationals in Yemen.