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Malaysian port workers protest Israeli vessel calls

Malaysian port workers protest Israeli vessel calls

Kuala Lumpur: Employees at Malaysia's Northport protested against the arrival of Israeli merchant vessels at the weekend. Around 100 members of the Northport (M) Bhd Employees Union staged an hour long protest at noon on Saturday against Israeli merchant vessels calling at the port. "We find it odd that Israeli merchant vessels can still dock at our ports despite strong government opposition to atrocities in Gaza and the bloody raid on a humanitarian vessel recently," said Ahmat Abu, president of the union. "We urge LPK, Northport, Westport and the Transport Ministry to bar Israeli merchant vessels from calling at our ports," he said. Union sent a memorandum protesting the arrival of Israeli vessels at Port Klang to the Northport management Saturday. [14/06/10]

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