Kuala Lumpur, Jan.13 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu has denied "washing dirty Malaysian linen in Chennai".
He claimed he was merely responding to allegations made by Hindu Right's Action Force (HINDRAF) leader P. Wathya Moorthy at the Seventh Pravasi Bharathiya Divas conference.
athya Moorthy had reportedly urged the Indian government to impose trade sanctions against Malaysia as a response to the alleged marginalisation of Malaysian Indians here.
In a statement yesterday, Vellu challenged the assertions of an article in the New Straits Times, which reported an open show of antagonism on foreign soil by both the MIC leader and opposition spokesperson Dr P. Ramasamy.
"I wasn't washing dirty linen in public. I was merely responding to allegations by Wathya Moorthy and clarifying issues pertaining to Malaysian Indians.
"I felt that it was my duty to explain and clarify the true situation, failing which, more confusion may arise and may even lead to trouble for Malaysia. (ANI)