Malaysian Ambassador summoned over rally, remarks


Myanmar ethnic Rohingya Muslims react during a protest condemning Myanmar's government violence on Rohingya people in Rakhine State, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 04 December 2016. Photo: Fazry Ismail/EPA

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin summoned Malaysian Ambassador H.E. Mohd. Haniff Bin Abd Rahman yesterday afternoon, and expressed his dismay that the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib bin Tun Razak led a public rally in relation to trouble in Rakhine State in Kula Lumpur on 4th December and made irresponsible remarks against the Government, state media reported on 8 December.

The Minister of State also categorically rejected the accusations of “ethnic cleansing” and “genocide” in Rakhine State, the report said.

The Malaysian Ambassador was also informed of Myanmar’s desire to maintain and strengthen friendly relations with ASEAN family members and of the need not to be misled by the disinformation campaigns.

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