Xenophobic to deny foreigners local rice, say groups

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

North South Initiative executive director Adrian Pereira says it is nonsensical to propose local rice to be sold only to Malaysians because the country relies on foreigners to work in the fields. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 24, 2023.

REFUGEES and human rights activists have lambasted Umno Youth chief Dr Akmal Saleh’s suggestion for local rice to be sold only to Malaysians to overcome the shortage.

Speaking to The Malaysian Insight, they shot down the proposal, describing it as nonsensical and downright xenophobic.

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