Fair Wealth Distribution For All Malaysians, Says PM
Aside from that, the Prime Minister also expressed that he is concerned about poverty issues in the country.
“We must, to the best of our ability, ensure fairness and help all Malaysians,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying.
“We must be responsible and to ensure equal distribution of wealth, or at least to a level acceptable to all,” he added.
The Prime Minister also noted that poverty issues must be addressed as it is happening across all ethnicities in Malaysia.
According to Tun Mahathir, the general perception that the Bumiputeras are the ones suffering the most from poverty is untrue.
“Poverty is happening across all races. Therefore, we should instead focus on poverty at all races. We shouldn’t think that our rights are only equal when it comes to voting for the government. We don’t want this country to look rich, but wealth is not distributed fairly,” he said.
Tun Mahathir also encouraged the people to work together as if they are of the same race, instead of segregating themselves.
“We found that today different races are not as united as we hoped for when we achieved Independence, there are still people prefer to relate themselves with their ancestry country origin,” he said.
“We have to combine all races, where we can see all races everywhere. With this, I believe that the country will be better, this is what we learn from history. So I hope everybody, including politicians and political party to learn from the history in preserving peace and harmony in this country,” he added.