Monday August 3, 2009
Dr M: Anwar started street demo culture
Reports by SIRA HABIBU, LOURDES CHARLES, ANDREW SAGAYAM, NELSON BENJAMIN, MARTIN CALVALHO, HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH, OH ING YEEN, LESTER KONG, IVAN LOH, SHAUN HO, ISABELLE LAI, ROSLINA MOHAMAD, IAN MCINTYRE, GLADYS TAY and DESIREE TRESA GASPER
KUANTAN: Street demonstrations are not part of Malaysian culture, but something that was introduced by PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said there were other ways to uphold one’s causes.
“Holding a street demonstration is not our culture. It is a culture of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“He is the one who introduced street demonstration,” he told reporters here yesterday.
On the Government’s promise to review the ISA, Dr Mahathir said any amendment to the law should be tailored to the current situation.
“All laws, if need be, should be reviewed and designed according to the current situation. This is because things around us keep changing and it is not suitable if we are still using laws of the 18th century.
“It should be applicable for the present situation,” he added.