Saturday, December 1, 2007 (Mumbai)Former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, has told NDTV that India is right in taking up the issue of ethnic Tamils in the country.
Ibrahim, who is in Mumbai, said that ''the present government has taken a wrong stand on the ethnic conflict in Malaysia.''
He said that ethnic Indians cannot be marginalized and they are part of Malaysia.
Supporting India's stand, he observed that the Indian government has taken a right stand by taking the issue forward.Read the news article here.
The last couple of months have been good for DSAI, especially in terms of rebuilding his image. However, if DSAI meant what he said in this interview, that India is right in taking up the issue of ethnic Tamils in Malaysia, then I am very disappointed with him. It's akin to saying that China has the right to speak for the Chinese in this country. Or that Malaysia has the right to speak up for Malays here in Singapore.