Chinese President Xi Jinping reads the controversial belt and road comic as Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad looks on. Photo: Facebook/Hew Kuan Yau

Malaysia bans controversial belt and road comic for cultural insensitivity, promoting communism

  • The comic, written by a controversial local activist, also suggested Malays who supported China’s Muslim Uygurs were radicals
  • A picture of President Xi Jinping reading the publication emerged on Thursday, sparking further uproar
Topic |   Malaysia

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Chinese President Xi Jinping reads the controversial belt and road comic as Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad looks on. Photo: Facebook/Hew Kuan Yau
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Malaysia's controversial comic linking ‘radical’ Malay-Muslims to support for China’s Uygurs.

Malaysia’s Mahathir joins criticism of comic book linking Malay-Muslim youths to extremism over China’s Uygurs

  • The publication, distributed in high schools, says ‘radical’ Malay youths may be biased against China due to its treatment of the Muslim minority
  • The controversy has put a spotlight on the inner workings of the Pakatan Harapan administration, now accused of favouring ethnic Chinese interests
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Malaysia's controversial comic linking ‘radical’ Malay-Muslims to support for China’s Uygurs.
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