27 September 2015
China’s Ambassador to Malaysia is expected to be summoned to Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry tomorrow for “interfering” in Malaysian affairs, after he made comments seemingly targeted at pro-Malay demonstrators.
“Malaysia views his remarks seriously,” an unnamed Malaysian Foreign Ministry official was quoted as saying by The Star yesterday. “It’s tantamount to interfering in Malaysia’s domestic affairs.”
Ambassador Huang Huikang made his remarks during a visit to Kuala Lumpur’s Petaling Street last Friday, saying that China “opposes terrorism and any form of discrimination against races”.
… “Given that it’s starting to invest heavily, China would not like to see its interests affected by disturbances in Malaysia, after what happened in Vietnam,” said analyst Oh Ei Sun from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, referring to riots in Chinese-owned factories in Vietnam last year.
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Last updated on 16/11/2015