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SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. I want to thank Foreign Minister Anifah for being here today. He has traveled a far distance from Malaysia to participate in meetings both here at the State Department and at the United States Senate. And President Obama and I look forward to working with the new Malaysian Government, and we see many opportunities for engagement between our two countries.
Before providing a readout of our meeting, however, I wanted to speak to the case of Aung San Suu Kyi. I am deeply troubled by the Burmese Government's decision to charge Aung San Suu Kyi for a baseless crime. It comes just before the six-year anniversary of her house arrest, and it is not in keeping with the rule of law, the ASEAN charter, or efforts to promote national reconciliation and progress in Burma.
Malaysia is the United States' 16th largest trading partner, and we are Malaysia's largest. The United States appreciates this strong trade and economic relationship which has created tens of thousands of jobs in Malaysia and the United States, and we do look forward to closer cooperation.
You know, from U.S. Peace Corps volunteers in Malaysia in the 1960s and `70s, to the large number of Malaysian students currently studying in the United States, we have a long history of people-to-people ties. So I'm not only here on behalf of our government, Minister Anifah, I am here on behalf of the people of the United States who wish to strengthen these ties for the future.
So, again, welcome.
And Malaysia and the U.S. has enjoyed excellent relations, covering practically in all areas, including trade and investment, security and defense, and also education and many more areas. And we – our – my visit here today is to hopefully to bring this relation to a higher level. And we believe that there's ample room, as Her Excellency has been saying, the issues they will discuss, including piracy.
We will also raise this with our other – other nations like China and see if we can't, on a humanitarian basis, seek relief for Aung San Suu Kyi from this latest effort to intimidate and perhaps even incarcerate her.
Obviously, this is a very troubling humanitarian crisis, and we have been focused on it and trying to convince both sides to cease their hostilities.
And insofar as Sri Lanka is concerned, I will be attending a (inaudible) meeting in London, where we're going to discuss the issues on Fiji, and also to possibly include Sri Lanka issues. And I think it will be very, very useful and helpful in trying to see and assess the situations and to find solutions to what is happening there. Thank you.
And then one on Malaysia.
With respect to North Korea, actually, the trial date being set we view as a welcome timeframe. We believe that the charges are baseless and should not have been brought and that these two young women should be released immediately. But the fact that they are now going to have some process we believe is a signal that there can be, and I hope will be, a resolution as soon as possible.
And it's also my concern and that of our government that it is what he has been doing overseas to tarnish the image of Malaysia, which impinge trade and indirectly and directly, you know, bring hardship to the people of Malaysia, which he said he's very, very concerned about. And therefore, it is our wish and hope that he will respect the democratic system in Malaysia, which is very open and which, I think, we have conformed to the wish of the people. And we have repeatedly told him that if he believes that he is the rightful prime minister, or his party has been sidetracked, then it is – wait for the next election. And he has continuously gave wrong impressions and accused all the government officials of being corrupted, which is part and parcel of the system (inaudible). And the people have rejected him in Malaysia, and is a proof that he has not been able to accept.
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