The Straits Times
Published on Sep 20, 2012

Chinese nationals protest outside Japanese embassy in KL


KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A group of Chinese nationals gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Kuala Lumpur to protest against Japan's presence around some disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, the islands are uninhabited but situated in rich fishing waters and said to sit atop valuable natural resources.

The group came with a huge banner calling for Japan to leave the islands and mini national flags of China. The peaceful gathering was over in less than 10 minutes.

Group spokesman Huang Bin said Japan's continued presence around the islands would affect the relationship between both nations.