Ban Aussie senator Fraser Anning from entering Malaysia, urges MP

Queensland senator Fraser Anning. (Reuters pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya today agreed with a call to ban Queensland senator Fraser Anning from entering Malaysia after blaming Muslims for the Christchurch massacre.

The call was made by Lim Lip Eng (PH-Kepong), who also asked Putrajaya to work along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol to draw up a list of individuals identified as white supremacists.

Lim said such people should be banned from entering Malaysia.

Marzuki said he agreed with Lim and the matter should be studied by the home ministry.

“The matter comes under the home ministry. We hope such data compiled would also be channelled to the foreign ministry,” he said during a special motion to debate Friday’s shooting in New Zealand where 50 people were killed and dozens injured.

Eight MPs debated the issue, with all of them condemning the killings, calling it cruel.

They also praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden for taking swift action on the matter.

Another MP, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (GPS-Santubong), said certain countries are obsessed with Islamic names but said the incident showed terrorism has no race or religion.

“Profiling of suspects should not be based on Islamic names,” he said, calling on Malaysian authorities to monitor foreigners entering Malaysia as visitors to work here.

Rizal Merican (BN-Kepala Batas) praised the foreign ministry for taking immediate steps to locate the Malaysian families in Christchurch.

He criticised Anning for criticising Islam as it places a high priority on peace and harmony.

Reezal said in the case of Israel, he does not blame Judaism but condemns Zionists.

In Myanmar, he said he does not condemn the teachings of Buddha but the way the Rohingya are being treated.

“The same with Islam; it focuses on peace and harmony.”