Eager reporters hoping for quotable quotes from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, whose statement on the Approved Permit (AP) controversy on Tuesday received wide media coverage, were disappointed.
'We will be fair to all Malaysians. We will not take away the rights of any race. We have never done it and never will.' This was the pledge made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after the three-day Umno general assembly.