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Tue, 28 Jul, 2015 12:08:20 AM
FTimes – STT Report, July 28
 
Chairman of the True Finns and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. Photo – Lehtikuva.
The Perussuomalainen (Finns Party) will determine the position of its member of parliament Olli Immonen, the party leader Timo Soini told Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat.
 
The second-term Finns Party MP on Friday evening posted a message on the social media site Facebook where he expressed his views against multiculturalism.
 
In the post, Immonen wrote, for example about “dream of a strong state which would win against this nightmare called multiculturalism.”
 
According to Soini, the comments made earlier by the chair of Finns Party parliamentary group Sampo Terho were quite clear.
 
Soini said the incident is not good for the reputation of the party.
 
"This matter concerns the chairman of the parliamentary group whose (comments) were made and in my opinion it was quite clear text. This is not good for the reputation of the party. I am of the same opinion," Soini told Ilta-Sanomat.
 
Olli Immonen. Photo – Str / Lehtikuva.
Soini did not want to give a breakdown of the remarks made by Immonen, but according to his assessment, Immonen looked at things from his "own perspective" and "forgot the group solidarity".
 
Ilta-Sanomat revealed it had met Soini at the ABC service station which is located on the border of Pirkanmaa and Satakunta.
 
New agency was yet to meet Soini to comment on the controversial remarks by Immonen.
 
Meanwhile, an individual has made a request of investigation into the remarks made by Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party) MP Olli Immonen in a Facebook post.
 
The request for investigation was confirmed by the Twitter account of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
 
NBI will examine whether the matter fits to be investigated as a crime.
 
According to NBI chief of communications Klaus Kaartinen, currently it is being evaluated whether the matter has surpassed the pre-trial investigation or not.
 
Despite the fact that no crime was specified in the request for investigation, the matter could be a question of ethnic agitation, said Kaartinen.
 
"If you ponder aloud by yourself, then ethnic agitation would undoubtedly be one of the natural for such a case. That, too, is obviously behind the decision regarding the threshold for launching pre-trial investigation," Kaartinen said.
 
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