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PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2015 3:24pm

Deputy Minister ‘threatens to slap’ Chinese who complain outside Malaysia

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Umno's Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman says Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang's remarks during his visit to Petaling Street last week was meant to just protect tourists from the republic. -- TRP file pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1, 2015:

Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman warns he will “slap” the Chinese in Malaysia if they took their complaints outside of the country, Malaysiakini reported.

“I want to warn the Chinese Malaysians, don’t think when you have a problem, you want to complain, just a little bit also complain so that there will be people to protect them.

“Nak kena lempang macam itu (get a slap for that),” the Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister was quoted by the news portal as saying at a press conference after officiating an exhibition here.

The Umno supreme council member also called on the Chinese to stop “fantasizing” that external powers or a “Godfather” from China would defend them.

The Pasir Salak lawmaker said Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang’s remarks during his visit to Petaling Street last week was meant just to protect tourists from the republic.

“When he said ‘protecting his people’, he doesn’t mean Chinese Malaysians. Why should he interfere? I would also get angry if he interfered.

“The Chinese ambassador said his statements were misconstrued, he had no intentions of interfering with our domestic affairs, no intentions of defending the Chinese here,” he was reported by Malaysiakini as stating.

Dr Huang had during his visit, said China was against those who resorted to violence to disrupt public order. It was believed he was alluding to the threat of a riot at the popular tourist site.

Dr Huang also warned that Beijing would not hesitate to voice out against incidents which either threatened the interests of the republic, infringed upon the rights of its citizens in conducting business or disrupted the relationship between the two nations.

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