KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Supporters of the Malay rights group, Perkasa, have staged a protest outside the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.
They insisted that Singapore diplomatic staff had participated in the recent Bersih 3.0 rally in support of electoral reform on April 28, thus interferring in Malaysia’s politics.
They called for an official apology and for three Singaporean officials to be recalled immediately.
Nearly 300 people took part in the half—hour demonstration led by Perkasa’s president, Ibrahim Ali.
Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (MFA) had said on 22 June that allegations about its officers interfering in Malaysia’s politics were "baseless".
The MFA said its officers were at the Bersih 3.0 rally as impartial observers.
It added that as part of their normal professional diplomatic duties, officers were expected to be updated on the host country’s developments and to understand sentiments on the ground.
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