In response to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism on controversial anti-Muslims Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) India summoned the Malaysian ambassador and recorded its protest against PM Mahathir’s comments on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, or the CAA.
Its foreign ministry stated in a statement that he had issued “factually inaccurate” remarks on its “internal” matters and that Malaysia should “refrain from commenting on internal developments in India, especially without a right understanding of the facts”.
Earlier. Mahathir while criticizing the law had said, “I think we have accepted the Indians who came to this country. The Chinese who came to this country. We give them citizenship, even when they do not qualify. And they are all in the government. But I am sorry to see India, which claims to be a secular state, now taking action to deprive some Muslims of their citizenship,” he said.
“Of course, if we do that here, you know what will happen. There will be chaos, instability, and everybody will suffer. Already, people are dying, because of this law. So why is there a necessity to do this thing when all this while, for seventy years almost, they have lived together as citizens without any problems,” the Malaysian PM noted.
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