No decision yet on the issue, says Dr Mahathir


GEORGE TOWN: No decision has been made about the future of Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman said they haven’t found out what really happened to Marzuki.

“There is no decision yet on the issue,” he said when asked to comment on the matter after attending the Premier Unity Gathering 2019 at Dewan Sri Pinang here.

Penang Bersatu earlier threw their full support behind Marzuki and would leave it to the authorities to investigate the matter.

“Marzuki had been in the forefront of building our party at the state which now has about 11,000 members,” Penang Bersatu secretary Azahari Aris said in a press conference attended by leaders from the state’s 13 divisions.

In his speech, Dr Mahathir said it would be disastrous for the country if the wealth gap among the rich and the poor was not addressed.

He said the development would not make sense if a solution was not found to close the gap of the haves and have-nots.“We should be thankful as we did not see racial riots experienced by other countries continuously other than the one in 1969.

“In many countries including Europe and Asia, the intolerance between indigenous people and other races has resulted in clashes.

“It’s a bit too late to achieve the developed status by 2020, but it is still attainable if we are united in facing the economic challenges,” said Dr Mahathir.

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