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Saturday March 29, 2014 MYT 7:09:23 AM
PETALING JAYA: Chinese netizens have criticised their countrymen who are hitting out at Malaysians over the MH370 incident, pleading for maturity in the debate.
TaozixiaojieOnly said Malaysians, whom angry Chinese people were taking out on, were also human beings and unrelated to the missing plane or Malaysia Airlines.
“Don’t generalise. We need to say things based on facts. Don’t think that all Malaysians are bad people just because of the MH370 incident,” the netizen said on micro-blogging site Weibo.
Another netizen said as Chinese citizens showed how patriotic they were by standing up for the passengers, they should also reflect on their own actions of hitting out irrationally at Malaysians.
A commentary from a Chinese social media user, forwarded by a Malaysian medical student to CNN’s Facebook page, was shared numerous times.
The Chinese writer had written: “Are we (China) too reckless to instigate a boycott on this country (Malaysia)?
“Let’s not talk about boycott just yet. We cannot even boycott the Japanese effectively, (those) who massacred hundreds of millions of our countrymen.”
The writer said Malaysia had consistently refused the United States’ military for a base in the region and donated to China in its fight against the Japanese during World War II.
“Let us all be united to boycott Malaysia which is kind and nice to China,” he asked sarcastically of the Chinese.
Malaysian singers such as Fish Leong, Gary Chaw, Victor Wong and Shila Amzah had been the subject of criticism on social media.
Chinese netizens wanted them to be banned from performing in mainland China, calling for a boycott of “everything from Malaysia”.
In its editorial, China’s state-run Global Times said the country should not let extreme feelings pre-empt the findings of the MH370 incident.
The Chinese government, it said, had been facing increasing public pressure in making diplomatic decisions over the past few years.
“There is a worrying sign that the public mood might be fanned by some opinion leaders at the price of ruining good people-to-people relationship between the two countries.
“It is too early to let public opinion lead the way at the current stage,” it said.
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