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Mat Hasan: ‘Penumpang’ not a slur, refers to non-performing ministers

B Nantha Kumar  |  Published:  |  Modified:

RANTAU POLLS | Acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan asserts that his usage of the word ‘penumpang’ (squatters) on the campaign trail for the Semenyih by-election was not intended to be a racial slur.

The BN candidate for the coming Rantau polls said that he was instead referring to non-performing ministers, and that his words were intentionally misinterpreted by Pakatan Harapan leaders...

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