Leave others out, says Syed Hamid

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 11 Jan 2009

KOTA TINGGI: It is wrong and unnecessary for Hindraf to ask India to intervene in Malaysia’s domestic affairs, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.

“They should not invite foreign governments to intervene if they are not happy with our country,” he said.

Syed Hamid said he had never heard of the Chinese community asking the Chinese government to intervene when they had any grievances about the country.

It was reported on Friday that Hindraf chairman P. Waytha Moorthy’s had called on the Indian government to impose trade sanctions on Malaysia, at the conference of the Indian Diaspora in Chennai, India, attended by about 1,600 delegations from 46 countries.

Waytha Moorthy, who is on a self-imposed exile abroad, had called for the sanctions for what he claimed was the ill-treatment of Indian Malaysians.

Speaking to reporters in Kampung Sentosa, Tanjung Sedili, here, Syed Hamid said the person calling for the sanctions had the choice of remaining a Malaysian citizen or becoming the citizen of another country,

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