So, does our Government have an official stand yet on Mahathir's "killing of French people" decree?
|The offending paras from Respect Others by Mahathir Mohamad
Puchong, 30 Nov: Dr Mahathir Mohamad may or may not have been taken out of context but that's not my concern right now.What I'm concerned about, and what every citizen of this country ought to be concerned about, is the silence that our self-proclaimed prihatin [concerned, caring] government has adopted while the world went crazy with anger over the former Prime Minister's social media postings.
PM Muhyiddin Yasin hasn't said a word. Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has kept mum.
We've all read the angry response towards the allegedly taken-out-of-context Muslims have the right to be angry and to kill millions of French posting by the Old Man. I don't know about you all but I'm just concerned that those angry feedback may hurt the well-being of fellow Malaysians living in France.From New York Post to Aljazeera, the world's major dailies have railed against Dr Mahathir for his blog posting. In The Sydney Morning Herald, former Australian ambassador to France Brendan Berne called Dr Mahathir "A bigot without principles".
"Believe me, he (Mahathir) loves buying goods from LVMH in Paris. He's a pious hypocrite," Berne said of the Malaysian's support for a boycott of French goods to "punish" France.
Seriously, if the Prime Minister and his Foreign Minister won't, Wisma Putra should issue a statement immdiately to tell the world where we officially stand. Unless we want former PM Najib Razak's response to Mahathir here to be it.
Or borrow from Canadian PM Trudeau's Free speech has limits, kot?