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Anti-migrant remarks by MPSP councillor irk social activist

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

A social activist has condemned as "anti-migrant and borderline racist" Seberang Perai municipal councillor Jason Raj's call for the authorities to act against foreign traders at local markets.

North-South Initiative executive director Adrian Pereira said, "To be honest, this is one of the most anti-migrant statements I have come across in Malaysia 2.0".

"Anti-migrant arguments are so outdated and backward in this era of globalisation and mobility," he told Malaysiakini, adding that foreigners - whether migrant workers or corporate leaders - doing business in Malaysia was not wrong or illegal...

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