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Hours after apology, Dr M says it's only 'customary'

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Hours after issuing an apology for the mistakes he made throughout his political career, Bersatu chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad said his apology was merely part of Malay custom.

“I am a Malay. It is Malay custom to apologise often because we don’t know where we might have done wrong. That’s customary, and as a Malay we should be humble.

“After we speak or done something, we apologise because there is the possibility that what we did is wrong in somebody’s opinion. That is all,” he told reporters today when asked why he decided to make an apology.

He was speaking at a press conference in Shah Alam today after concluding Bersatu’s first annual general meeting...

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