KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang is expected to be summoned by Wisma Putra following his statements that are seen as interfering in Malaysia's domestic affairs.
It is understood the summon, set on Monday, will seek explanation from Dr Huang on his statement made during his visit on Friday, Wisma Putra officials said Saturday.
It is understood the Prime Minister's Office has been informed of the summon.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is currently on a working trip to New York.
Dr Huang has been quoted as saying that China was against those who resort to violence to disrupt public order, an obvious reference to the threat by a group to hold demonstration in Petaling Street.
"The Chinese government opposes terrorism and any form of discrimination against races and any form of extremism,” he told reporters during a visit to Petaling Street on Friday.
Dr Huang also warned that Beijing would not fear voicing out against incidents, which threaten the interests of the country, infringe upon the rights of its citizens in doing business, or disrupt the relationship between Malaysia and China.
Officials when contacted are questioning the ambassador's remarks when he spoke about terrorism and infringement of China's national interest at Petaling Street.
"Malaysia views his remarks seriously. It tantamount to interfering in Malaysia's domestic affairs," said an official.
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