Duray asked to pipe down

A GROUP of 90 ethnic Hungarian intellectuals have appealed to Hungarian-Slovak politician Miklós Duray to be more tempered in his public statements and stop provoking Slovak nationalism.

Duray in April attended a pre-election rally for Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán to express support for the right-wing politician, saying that 'Felvidek' - the old name for southern Slovakia when it belonged to Hungary - stood behind him.

In response, Slovak nationalist MPs called for Duray's SMK party, a member of Slovakia's ruling coalition, to be banned, and swore to physically bar Duray from entering parliament when it resumes in mid-May.

Duray has also been harshly criticised by Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan.

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