Wisma Putra summons Chinese ambassador

PETALING JAYA: Wisma Putra is calling on Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang to seek his clarification on the statement he made during a visit to Petaling Street on Friday.

The meeting, according to a press statement from Malaysia's Foreign Ministry, will be held at Wisma Putra in Putrajaya on Monday.

"During the visit, he was interviewed by the media and subsequent media statements resulting from that interview has attracted attention and caused concern to the Malaysian public," said Wisma Putra.

"The Ministry hopes that this meeting will help clear the matter."

On Friday, Dr Huang was 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.

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.