PETALING JAYA: If Chinese education group Dong Zong continues to urge people to take action on Chinese educational issues, then it is against the law and has the right to oppose the movement, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"It goes against the law. We have freedom of expression, but we are always sensitive about not encouraging people to fight each other.
“Dong Zong is just talking about one community, forgetting that this is a multi-racial country.
"It is up to the police to decide (ban Dong Zong)," said Dr. Mahathir when asked to comment on the petition of a youth movement Gerakan Pengundi Sedar to ban Dong Zong from opposing the teaching of Jawi calligraphy in regional schools.
He reiterated his statement that Dong Zong was a racist organization that only fought for the Chinese.
"It has never been fought for Malaysians, but only for one race. This is a multi-racial country.
"You also have to take care of other people's feelings. When we do something, we have to think about what other races will say. If they are not happy, we have to accept them." Dong Zong has never said a word about Malaysia, but they always speak Chinese. education. "Even when I proposed Sekolah Wawasan (Vision Schools) to bring people together, they objected because it would mean Malay children mingling with Chinese children.
"It's very racist for the kids (not to mix). What's wrong
the Chinese and Malays mixing in? When I was in school, it was all racing – it was good, "he said. Lord Mahathir spoke to the media after attending the 21st annual celebration of Kuala Lumpur International Airport organized by Malaysian Berhad Airport yesterday.
On the subject of preacher Dr Zakir Naik, who said that Hindus in Malaysia are more loyal to the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be asked if so.
He also said that Malaysia could not deport Zakir to his home country, where he was wanted, because he risked being killed.
"If any country wants to have him, they are welcome," said Dr Mahathir.
In Putrajaya, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik was upset when he asked if the khat issue would be raised by the DAP ministers at the Cabinet meeting today.
"I am a member of Bersatu, not of DAP. You should ask a DAP minister," he said after the launch of Dr Mahathir's Civil Education yesterday.
Country Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Monday that he would raise the khat issue again during the Cabinet meeting today.
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