Umno Youth to march to US embassy in protest of Chia's remarks

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth plans to march to the United States embassy here on Friday (June 9) to protest the insults by stand-up comedian Jocelyn Chia.

"This is an insult that cannot be accepted by Umno Youth and Malaysians. As such, I have directed an Umno Youth exco member to lodge a police report against her later today (June 8).

"We call on the government to ban her from stepping foot in Malaysia," Umno Youth chief Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh said when addressing delegates at the youth wing's meeting on Thursday.

Dr Akmal also called on Umno Youth delegates to march and gather in front of the US embassy at 2.30pm on Friday.

He said that the movement will submit a protest letter to the embassy.

Earlier, the march was planned to head to the Singapore High Commission but has since been changed to the US embassy.

Chia, who performed in New York recently, received strong backlash for a joke she made about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

She also used profanity to berate Malaysia.

The clip of Chia’s set drew the ire of many Malaysians shortly after it was posted.

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and the Republic’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon have since apologised over the incident.

Chia, who hails from Singapore, is a naturalised American citizen.

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