DAP’s Teo Nie Ching has urged the foreign ministry to reprimand Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh over his remark that the US is a terrorist country.
Describing Nik Zawawi’s remark as another “emotional outburst” in Parliament, the DAP’s international secretary warned that it could cause irreparable damage to Malaysia’s relationship with the US and the local economy.
In a statement, she said the ministry should “repudiate his (Nik Zawawi) foreign policy views towards our second-largest trading partner”.
“By labelling the US a terrorist country, is Pasir Puteh suggesting that we cut off diplomatic ties? Does he understand what this means not only for our economy, but for the thousands of Malaysians living or having families in the US?
“Pasir Puteh needs to be aware that his instigating words, as an MP and as the PAS Dewan Ulama chief, can have detrimental effects on the country,” she said.
In the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, Nik Zawawi called the US “terrorists” and urged the government to get tougher with the country.
“Actually, they are the terrorists. Sometimes, these big powers like America act like the kings of the world. Whatever they want to do, they will do. If they want to attack Sudan, Libya and any other countries, they can,” he said.
He called for the government to stand firm against the US, claiming Washington would “make threats against countries that aren’t aligned with them”. – FMT