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China's envoy to be asked for explanation

Pro-government ethnic Malay hardliners wave flags and shout slogans during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur

"Nobody has the right to undermine the authority of the law or trample on the rule of law", Huang said.

The foreign ministry is expected to summon China's ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Huang Huikang, for an explanation about remarks made on a visit to Petaling Street on Friday.

Malaysian police forces tightened security measures on Saturday in a district of central Kuala Lumpur in the face of continuing rumors that Malay backers of the nation's embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak were bent on waging a rally through the area in a bid to protest alleged abuses by Chinese merchants, the DPA reported.

"As a Malaysian Chinese, I strenuously oppose if the ambassador has the wrong impression that I need foreign interference in my country's domestic affairs", he added.

Yesterday, Huang visited Petaling Street, also known as Chinatown, to hand out mooncakes to traders there for the mid-autumn festival this Sunday.

China's envoy to be asked for explanation

"As such, the Chinese ambassador should withdraw his most inappropriate statement or give a clarification if there is any misinterpretation of his statement so that there would not be any misunderstanding as though China is giving protection to some Malaysians".

He said that China is against all forms of terrorism, as well as racism and extremism which target specific ethnic groups.

Dr Huang Huikang was quoted by the local media as saying that China was against those who resort to violence to disrupt public order, an obvious reference to the threat by a group to hold demonstration in Petaling Street, where Chinatown is located. "The Chinese government has always pursued peaceful coexistence in a global relationship and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries", Malaysiakini news portal quoted Dr Huang as saying.

He said the protestors want the government to take action against the sale of counterfeit goods at Petaling Street.

"However, it is also apparent that the remarks and the choice of words used by HE in stating his view on the attempted Red Shirt Rally 2 could easily be construed and perceived as expressing a stand on what is essentially our Nation's domestic affairs", he wrote. But the rally ran into problems when Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos was arrested for threatening to cause a riot in Petaling Street, The Star Online reported.