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ROMPIN: Malaysians should support President Barack Obama’s policies on improving ties with Islamic countries, said Malaysian Ambassador to the United States Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis.

He said it was especially crucial as Obama was facing great challenges to his policies from Congress.

“The previous administration’s policies towards Islamic countries were very worrying to us.

“Ever since Obama took over, he has been implementing changes to build better relations with Islamic nations,” said Dr Jamaluddin.

He added that Obama should be supported so he would continue to treat Muslims fairly.

“It is not easy for him to change the prejudice towards Islam which has become deeply set.

“We have to support him, not criticise him as it cannot be changed in the blink of an eye,” he told reporters after handing out dividend payments to participants of Risda’s commercial replanting scheme at Muadzam Shah here recently.