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By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, The Malaysian Insider

The Barisan Nasional Youth and Malay rights group Perkasa gathered separately outside the Australian High Commission here today to protest against 50 Australian MPs who had asked for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be freed of his sodomy charge.

BN Youth claimed it gathered 600 members headed by chief Khairy Jamaluddin and his Umno Youth deputy, Datuk Razali Ibrahim for the gathering. Khairy later led a delegation to hand over a protest memorandum to High Commissioner Penny Williams.

The crowd had earlier gathered at a nearby restaurant some 200 metres from the mission as early as 8.30 am and later marched towards the building carrying placards, banners with “Don’t Mess With Our Affairs!”, “Jaga Negara Sendiri (take care of your own country)” written on it.

As they marched, the crowd shouted “mind, mind, mind your own business” and “to hell with Australia”.

A Light Strike Force squad was deployed to form a barricade and prevent the crowd from gathering at the mission’s outer compound.

Only Khairy, Razali and MIC youth chief T Mohan were allowed to pass through the barricade.

Khairy later told reporters that he had met Australian High Commissioner Penny Williams to hand over the memorandum, which among others, demanded the Australian government to make their stand on the issue clear.

“We also want an open apology from the 50 MPs and we want them to retract the petition,” he said.

“This act is a clear interference with our internal affairs and an encroachment to our sovereignty and we will tolerate none of this,” Khairy added.