Sunday, December 16, 2007

'Discrimination not good' -- Pres. of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth about treatment of Malaysian Hindus

'Discrimination not good'
16 Dec 2007, 0000 hrs IST , TNN

JALANDHAR: Reacting to reports of ethnic discrimination with Hindus in Malaysia, President of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth, who has ancestral roots in India, categorically said on Saturday that discrimination in any form is not good and human beings should be treated as humans and as equals.

Jurgnath, here on Friday at a function of an educational institution, while talking to mediapersons, stated that though the situation was not good in Malaysia, he hoped it would improve soon.

About the relations with India, the Mauritian President said both the countries have cordial relations with each other and collaboration between the two countries has been on in every field ever since Mauritius attained freedom. He revealed collaboration with India in education is under consideration. He however said he is at present on a private visit to the country and is not here to sign any MoU with the government of India.

Talking about the tourism sector in Mauritius, the President said the country is a beautiful island with marvellous sights due to which the tourism industry in the country has prospered a lot.

He said as the Mauritians have very good hospitality and the tourist feels secure in that country, a large number of tourists are attracted towards it.

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