China is against those who resort to violence to disrupt public order, said the country's ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang. "The Chinese government opposes terrorism and any form of discrimination against races and any form of extremism,” he told reporters during his visit to Petaling Street on Friday.
Image above: Dr. Huang
Dr Huang warned that Beijing would not fear voicing out against incidents which threaten the interests of the country, infringe upon the rights of its citizens in doing business, or disrupt the relationship between Malaysia and China.
During his visit, Dr Huang, his wife, along with other officials from the Chinese embassy presented traders with moon cakes in conjunction with the Mid Autumn Festival.
Image above: Dr. Huang posing along with the traders in Petaling Street
He was impressed that Malaysia's Chinatown was not run solely by the Chinese but also comprised of traders of various races. "Business is good here. There are many tourists. I am proud to see Chinese traders working closely with Malay and Indian traders in harmony in developing this area," he said.
He added that it would be sad if the peaceful environment was destroyed by those with questionable intentions, referring to the planned red-shirt rally on Saturday. Dr Huang said he was confident that the police would ensure public order.
On another note, he said the embassy was aware of the terrorist threat at Jalan Alor as well as travel advisories issued by the US and Australian embassies. "We will monitor the situation closely," Dr Huang added. – ANN
Dr. Huang had voiced out his concerns following the threat from Ultra Malays from the leading ruling coalition party, UMNO men Datuk Jamal where the news reported him as saying that he will be organizing another rally of at least 5000 people to this business area and the rally may even possibly turn into a riot.