Fouled-mouth Law Minister K Shanmugam is now in trouble again – this time, for running his mouth off on Malaysia and Indonesia and single-handedly triggering a diplomatic spat. Malaysia’s Malay-rights group Perkasa called for the Malaysian’s Foreign Ministry to issue a protest letter to Singapore, to condemn Singapore Law Minister K Shanmugam’s racist comment on Malays.
Perkasa deputy chairman Sirajuddin Salleh said the statement made by Shanmugam was uncalled for:
“I am concerned about the statement. It is not diplomatic and is an insult to the King and the government of Malaysia. Malaysia and Singapore were close neighbours and there should be greater diplomacy between both countries. I hope Wisma Putra will issue a strong protest letter. To me, the remark is not good. I will not touch on the content because it is very subjective. It is just like if he comes to my house and says something that is not nice. Whether he is right or not, that is subjective, but in this case, it is not very nice.”
In Singapore, hurting the feelings of minority groups warrant a charge under the country’s sedition law. However, apparently the Law Minister is immune to the law despite having offended the Malays in the entire Southeast Asia region.