Dr. Mahathir Mohamad reported on Thursday (June 23) that his comment-Johor once owned Singapore and Johor should claim it and return it to Malaysia-out of context. Said that.
Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad revealed that his report lacks context to show that Johor is ridiculing the idea that Singapore and the Riau Islands should be regained.
Malaysian news website malaymail said: The Straits Times Dr. Mahathir reported that he made a statement in a speech the day before, which he classified as “inaccurate.” Choosing the Straits Times, the website added: ST Dr. Mahathir reported that Malaysia should not stop claiming Pedra Branca, as well as Singapore and the Riau Islands, which were once part of the country.
Dr. Mahathir’s remarks have generated widespread criticism.According to the Indonesian press tempo, A spokesman named Teuku Faizasyah of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs used the federal title of Mahathir, saying, “Indonesia has not seen the legal basis and reason for Thun Mahathir’s remarks.”
“In an era when the world faces many challenges, senior politicians must not make unfounded statements that could harm friendship,” Faizasha added. He added that the Riau Islands are always Indonesian territory.
Dr. Mahathir clearly added in his statement: “”I am not asking Malaysia to claim the land we have lost. We are very worried about losing table-sized rocks, but we are trying to point out that we are never worried when most of Malaysia is robbed of us. Losing Pulau Batu Puteh is not a big deal. It was a mistake of the Johor government to deny that the rock belonged to Johor. If that denial was not made, there would be no dispute now.“.
“”We need to thank the World Court for awarding us Pulau Ligitan and Sipadan. They are much more valuable than Batupte Island-just rock outcrops. We should be grateful that Indonesia has not challenged this award.Really, we are not grateful for our interests,” He said.
In a speech on June 19, Dr. Mahathir was first reported to have stated that Johor once owned Singapore, but Johor claimed it and should return it to Malaysia. However, he added that the blow was somewhat softened. “But there is no demand for Singapore. Instead, we thank the leadership of this new country, called Singapore.”
At some point in the speech, he also said Malaysia should regain the Riau Islands. “Because they are Tanamerayu (land of Malay),” the Straits Times reported. Dr. Mahathir made these remarks at Selangor last Sunday. Aku Melayu: Survival Belmura (I’m Malay: Survival begins). In his speech, he also wondered, “Whether the Malay Peninsula will belong to anyone else in the future.”
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