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China’s alleged Uighur abuse could strain ties with Muslim countries

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EARLIER this week the Malaysian government has chided Beijing’s alleged abuse of minority ethnic Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang in a move that would likely add further strain to its cooling ties with China.

According to Bernama, the Southeast Asian nation’s Deputy Foreign Minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya said Malaysia condemned all forms of oppression against any ethnic or minority group “as long as their human rights struggle is based on the law and constitution of the country”, according to Bernama.

However, the relatively small country insists it would take a cautious approach in expressing its views in matters that happen in other countries.

“This approach takes into account Malaysia’s policy to not interfere with the internal affairs of other countries without reasonable cause,” he was quoted as saying.

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“Referring to what happened to the Uighur ethnic minority in Xinjiang (China), Malaysia has voiced its views and recommendations on the international stage so that China will ensure that the rights and freedom of religion and harmony........

© Asian Correspondent