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PUBLISHED: Jan 12, 2015 10:34am

Khairy calls the France unity march ‘nauseating’


Michael Murty

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin's tweet received mixed reaction from social media users, with most of them confused with the intention of the tweet. — TRP file pic

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KUALA LUMPUR,  Jan 12, 2015:

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has courted controversy after posting an early morning tweet.

He took to Twitter to comment on the unity march held following the Paris massacre.

He tweeted, “I condemn again the Charlie Hebdo murders but the unity march was nauseating.”

More than three million took part in unity marches across France after 17 people died in deadly attacks in Paris last week.

More than 40 world leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, EU President Donald Tusk and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, joined the beginning of the Paris march.

Khairy’s tweet received a mixed reaction as most of them were confused with the intention of the tweet.

Aizuddin Khalid said: “@Khairykj talk abt diversion from the real issue… On a global scale”.

Another user called Hi,  its me ! said, “@Khairykj so khairy u now condemn unity march in Paris Please explain your stand.”

Joshua Lopez  tweeted, “@Khairykj excuse me? They have every right to stand united!.”

Kelvin Tan tweeted, “@Khairykj so if something similar happened to Malaysia, what would we as a nation do in response?”

Rc, through his Twitter handle @AreWeGood_Men, said: “@Khairykj so we see why you are Umno youth leader.”



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