Selangor Journal

MB urges PM make a stand on Trump’s anti-Islamic policy

BY: LIZAWATI MADFA
SHAH ALAM, JAN 31: The Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Razak is urged to make a clear stand regarding United States (US) President, Donald J Trump’s executive order, freezing tourists and refugees entry from several Islamic countries.
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said Najib’s silence until now seems to explain a lot about his position as a leader in Putrajaya.
He said, Najib had openly praised the White House’s new administration and his willingness to work closely with Trump.
“Putrajaya’s silence has raised many questions, including whether it has anything to do with the ongoing international investigation by the US Department of Justice.
“Therefore, I urge the Prime Minister to do the right thing and make a clear stand, similar to other parties and organisations, irrespective of race, nationality and religion, which have done so, much earlier,” he said in a statement.
Last January 28, Reuters reported that Trump issued orders to ban refuges from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Mohamed Azmin strongly criticised Trump’s orders which he described as extreme racism and only serves to strengthen the enmity towards the minority and immigrants in US.
He said, the ban also violates international principle in handling refuges who are supposed to be protected by civilised countries.
“It’s more worrying that this ban marks a new phase of an Islamophobic government, which can be interpreted in many ways including in domestic and foreign policies, if it goes unrestraint.
“This also collectively can affect adversely at the global level, especially in efforts to address religious terrorism and extremism,” he said.

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