X Close

Nation

Published: Friday April 25, 2014 MYT 3:02:00 PM
Updated: Friday April 25, 2014 MYT 3:45:11 PM

Muslim NGOs hold protest against Obama's visit

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Muslim non-governmental organisations led by the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation (Mapim) marched from the Tabung Haji building here to the US Embassy Friday to protest President Barack Obama's visit this weekend.

Members of various organisations spoke out against the visit during the protest which started around 2pm, saying Obama's presence in Malaysia would be harmful to the country.

Referring to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) Gamis representative Muhammad Afiq Awang Bakar said signing the agreement would allow the US to sue and rule the economy of Malaysia.

"Countries like Indonesia and Thailand protested against the signing and are now not bound by the agreement, hence we know that it is not compulsory.

"If we commit to this agreement, the cost of living will go up and the lives of Malaysians will be further complicated," he said.

He asked why people were being kept in the dark over TPPA.

"The Government is hiding the truth and we know that once it is signed, we give access to another country to have effective ruling powers over our nation.

"We disapprove of Obama's visit and TPPA as we are an independent nation," he said.

He also said the US had caused the deaths of many Muslims around the world.

"As an Islamic nation, it doesn't do justice to permit him here," he added.

Tags / Keywords: Government, Islam, Muslims NGOs, USA, Barack Obama

advertisement

  1. 2014: A tragic year for aviation
  2. International community in awe of PM’s handling of MH17 tragedy
  3. Boy leaves a stink on board flight
  4. Experts: Get set for an acute water shortage
  5. Missing Air Algerie flight reported crashed
  6. Search for missing Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people
  7. Air Algerie loses contact with plane over west Africa
  8. MH17: Hari Raya open house at Sri Perdana cancelled
  9. US teenager who was circling globe in plane dies in crash
  10. MH17: 'Mummy, I am back to being alone'

advertisement

advertisement