Penang deputy CM also demands release of 7 arrested over LTTE links, blames Zakir Naik's followers for tarnishing his name.
The appointment of Shavendra Silva as army chief prompts international criticism for war crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war against the Tamils.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) could tip the balance should parliament be recalled this week to decide between two rivals both claiming the lawful right to head Sri Lanka's government.
DAP leader says he is a peace lover, not a fighter, and has helped Muslim provinces such as Aceh and Mindanao in their peace talks.
Even if PM Najib Razak does not address the human rights violations against Tamils during the Sri Lankan civil war, MIC president Subramaniam or former MIC president Samy Vellu should.
DAP's M Kulasegaran is to mount a challenge to law enacted by Parliament which he says gives no opportunity to cross-examine the person who did ‘deposition’.
The vast majority of documented cases of male rape both during and after the war were against Tamils, US-based All Survivors Project said in its report.
Instead of attacking monks and diplomats, it would be much better for Malaysian Indians to channel their energy towards advancing their community.
However, it says it will provide legal assistance to the five suspects on humanitarian grounds.
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II says many were killed, went missing or were raped and/or sexually abused during the former Sri Lankan president's reign of terror.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera also gives assurance of a fair trial for victims of rights abuses.
He says the northern Sumatran province was providing food and medical assistance to 35 Tamil refugees who landed on their shores recently.