Sunday, May 24, 2009

Malaysian Tamils demand war tribunal against Sri Lankan leaders

Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (IANS) Tamils in Malaysia, who form a bulk of the ethnic Indian population, have demanded a war tribunal against Sri Lankan leaders, even as the government has sought to dissuade them from staging protest rallies against what they call the 'genocide' against Tamils in the island nation.

The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a constituent of the ruling Barisan Nasional alliance, has urged the government not to back a Sri Lanka-sponsored resolution at the UN on the current developments in the country. Full text