Prime Minister Muhammad Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia visited the Gaza region on Tuesday. Malaysia is a Asian country near Thailand. The majority of Malaysians are Muslim. This is the first time a high ranking Malaysian official has visited Gaza. Since 2007 Gaza has been ruled by Hamas. The Prime Minister stated, "we may be far from you in distance, but we are one nation and believe in the struggle of the Palestinian people," according to the Maan News Agency.