Malaysian Tamil writers to call on TN CM on ethnic issue

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Chennai, Nov 28 (UNI) A 34-member delegation of Malaysian Tamil Writers Association arrived from Kuala Lumpur today.

Talking to newspersons here, the association president P Rajendran said the delegation would proceed to Maahabalipuram before attending a conference at Madras University tomorrow.

Mr Rajendran said the delegation would tour Puducherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kanniyakumari, Pollachi and the hill resort of Yercaud till December ten.

He said the delegation would return to Chennai on December 11 and meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to explain him the exigency of the situation in Malaysia following the violence which broke out there ''on the non Malaysians issue''.

He said the police indulged in lathicharge when non Malaysians wanted to submit a memorandum urging the Malaysian Government to guarantee equal rights and liberty for all the citizens, enshrined in the Constitution before independence.

He said the realisation had dawned on them that they are Malaysian citizens and were not expected to voice their grievances in other countries.

Mr Rajendran said the delegation was here on a literary visit and were not supposed to discuss political issues. They would, however, impress upon the problem to Mr Karunanidhi at the apporpriate place and time, he added.


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