Dr M: Khashoggi's killing extremely cruel, unacceptable

  • Nation
  • Monday, 22 Oct 2018

The Prime Minister said on Wednesday the National Policy on Industry 4.0 known as Industry4WRD was Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has labelled the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an act of “extreme cruelty” and was unacceptable.

Malaysia, he said, does not support the killing of government critics.

“This is extreme cruelty, and it is not acceptable. We too have people that we do not like, but we don’t kill them

“Luckily, last time I too was one of those people who were not liked. However, if we have a system like the Arabs, maybe we too will be unable to speak today,” he said during the Bicara Minda Sinar Harian forum that was moderated by former Media Prima chairman Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar on Monday (Oct 22).

Dr Mahathir added that Malaysia was fortunate that it did not have such practices.

Khashoggi, a columnist with the Washington Post, went missing after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2.

Turkish officials believe he was reportedly tortured and killed while in the consulate, and his body dismembered in a targeted attack.

Saudi officials initially denied claims he was dead and claimed that he had left the consulate, but on Saturday (Oct 20) finally admitted that Khashoggi had been killed, supposedly in a fistfight with at least 15 security personnel.

The killing has seen bipartisan condemnation from both Democratic and Republican senators in the United States, although US President Donald Trump said he found the Saudi explanation “credible”.


Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Foul-mouth MPs to be fined RM1,000 or suspended, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker
MCMC Blocked 6,381 online gambling websites
Sabah rights body supports move by SLS not to drop judicial review of 40% special grant
Johor floods: 506 people still unable to return home from relief centres
Fatwa on religious rituals offers good guidance, says Council of Churches Malaysia
No water-borne diseases reported on Pangkor Island, says Perak exco member
Melaka’s St Paul’s Church in state of neglect
Anwar undergoes check-up at IJN
Malaysia confident of avoiding recession in 2023 despite global headwinds, says Tengku Zafrul
Crowd thrilled by Thaipusam chariot-lion dance procession in KL

Others Also Read