Syed Hamid: Wrong to ask other countries to meddle in M’sian matters

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 10 Jan 2009

KOTA TINGGI: Malaysian citizens should not get other countries to intervene in Malaysia’s domestic affairs, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said on Saturday

”As Malaysian citizens we should be loyal to the country,” he said when commenting on media reports that P. Waytha Moorthy, the leader of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), had asked the Indian government to impose trade sanctions against Malaysia.

Waytha Moorthy, who is on a self-imposed exile abroad, had called for trade sanctions against Malaysia as punishment for what he claimed was the ill-treatment of Malaysian Indians in the country.

The person calling for the trade sanctions has the choice of remaining a Malaysian citizen or becoming the citizen of another country, Syed Hamid told reporters after launching a “gotong royong” (self-help) campaign in Kampung Sentosa, Tanjung Sedili.

Waytha Moorthy had called for the sanctions at the conference of the Indian Diaspora in Chennai, India, attended by about 1,600 delegations from 46 countries. - Bernama

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