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US official: Iraq should look to Malaysia when drafting constitution

[JURIST] Recently appointed US Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Coordinator for Iraq Richard Jones [press release] said Thursday that Iraq should look to Malaysia [constitutional text] as a model for the development of the Iraqi constitution. Jones pointed out that both countries have dealt with tensions resulting from multi-religious and multi-ethnic populations and both have had problems with insurgents. According to Jones, the economic and political campaigns Malaysia undertook to combat instability and insurgencies may be applicable to Iraq in its current state. Malaysian news service Bernama has more. While on a visit to Europe in April Jones suggested that Germany's federal constitution could also prove instructive [JURIST report].

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