SHAH ALAM: Only the Malays can restore their own dignity and they must stop expecting others to do it for them, Malaysia's Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday (Oct 6).
Speaking at the Malay Dignity Congress, Dr Mahathir also said even the government led by a Malay leader could not restore the dignity of the Malays if they refused to strive for the betterment of the community.
“Dont ask others to do something to restore our dignity. We, the Malays, are the ones who have to restore the dignity of the Malays,” he added.
Dr Mahathir explained that the government could only do as much as providing opportunities for the Malays to participate in various fields in the country in a bid to restore the dignity of the Malays.
While the government will weigh the proposed resolution by the congress that aims to lift the malay dignity, Dr Mahathir said not all their demands will be acceded such as the proposal for a single stream national school system that has raised concerns of vernacular schools https://t.co/h0WYB3UGhv pic.twitter.com/fKpuIkD9Xo
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However, he said the efforts would be difficult if the Malay people were hesitant to participate and make optimal use of the opportunities made available by the Read More – Source