LETTER

Mahathir's racist comments disturbing

C Anthony

Published
Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

I refer to your report I'm scared of ISA too, says Dr M .

It is really disturbing to read the comments of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad especially those regarding the News Straits Times , where he calls for the sacking of its group editor just because he is non-Malay.

Such racist comments coming from a highly respectable elderly politician and former prime minister for all Malaysians is very alarming and frightening. If a man of the stature of Dr M can say such things, we dread to imagine the thoughts in the minds of his followers.

If Umno, being the dominant partner in the BN, discriminates against the minorities, then who can they turn to for the protection of their basic rights?

It would be a great favour for the nation as a whole if respectable elderly leaders like Dr M devote their time and energy to promote peace, harmony and the well-being of all Malaysians irrespective of race and religion.

The younger generation needs their invaluable moderate guidance to cultivate goodwill and racial tolerance. The last thing they need instilled in them is intolerance and bigotry.

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