Dr Mahathir ‘anticipated’ ICERD protest


Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says fears over losing Bumiputera privileges are built into the federal constitution. – EPA pic, November 27, 2018.

DR Mahathir Mohamad has dismissed critics who accused him of making a U-turn on an international human rights treaty, saying he expected the Malays to protest against Putrajaya ratifying ICERD.

The prime minister told Free Malaysia Today that when he spoke at the United Nations, he did say Malaysia will ratify all UN conventions.


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  • CITIZENSHIP & INDEPENDENCE?..

    Posted 2 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA

    • The British would not have granted independence to the Malays alone, the Chinese and Indians had to be included as part of the equation, as they had proved their value to our British colonial masters by their hard working capability. Otherwise the British will still be here today!..

      Posted 2 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA

  • The social contract is outdated considering the new generations' blood and flesh are born of this land and must be treated as equal . They cannot be prejudiced forever. All must know that fair treatment is for the long term good of a whole of Malaysia, not a part of Malaysia.

    Posted 2 years ago by Tanahair Ku

  • The effect of special rights is a double sided sword. In the Malaysia context, special rights hurt the ones they are meant to protect, and hurt even more the peace and progress of the society as a whole.

    Posted 2 years ago by Tanahair Ku