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Plight of Malaysian Tamils
Karuna seeks PM’s help
Tribune News Service

Chennai, November 27
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi today sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding the plight of Tamils in Malaysia who are being “ill-treated”.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, he wrote: “I will be grateful for an immediate and appropriate action at your end on the sufferings and bad treatment of the Malaysian Tamils.”

He wrote that he was much pained to learn about the manner in which Tamils in Kuala Lumpur were treated by the police on Sunday when they had brought out a protest rally there against marginalisation of ethnic Indians in that country.

“The protesters were carrying posters of Mahatma Gandhi and demanding equal rights. The police used water cannons and tear gas to crush the demonstration and detained 240 ethnic Indians,” Karunanidhi pointed out. He said Tamils constitute the largest percentage among the Indian minority in Malaysia and the people of Tamil Nadu were disturbed over the happenings.

MDMK general secretary Vaiko, considered to be a champion of the Tamil cause, also wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to take action through diplomatic channels to protect the interests of ethnic Indians in Malaysia.

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