Selangor Journal

Trump’s restriction discriminatory

SHAH ALAM, JAN 30: The United States’ (US) ban on Muslims and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country is uncalled for.
Political Cluster, Security and International Chief for National Council of Professors, Prof Datuk Seri Dr Mustafa Ishak said, the immigration restriction is a clear form of discrimination.
He said, the ban across-the-table was made irrespective whether they are terrorist or not.
“It does not make sense that all the citizens in those countries are terrorists.
“This is the first time that America has taken this action, an act by the President against the very principle they have been upholding which is non-discrimination towards any individual based on race, religion and gender,” he said as quoted by Astro Awani on Hari Ini 8.
Last January 28, Reuters reported that President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning refuges hailing from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for at least 90 days.
Trump said his administration needs time to create a tighter straining process for refuges, immigrants and tourists.
The action is however criticised by the Democrat Party who described it as contrary to US’s values and undermines the country’s reputation that has always welcomed immigrants before this.

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