Najib: Take away Dr Mahathir’s social media account before more damage is done
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called for calm following public controversy over one of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s tweets on Muslims and France.
(MMO) – Also speaking on Twitter, the Pekan MP said the world “should calm down” and read Dr Mahathir’s statement in its full context.
“I am sure he did not mean exactly what he said. And even if he did, it is his personal opinion not Malaysia’s,” he said.
However Najib also took a dig at the Langkawi MP, adding that “someone” should take away all his social media accounts before he does more damage.
Dr Mahathir’s tweet, in which he said that Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past, was part of a series of tweets in response to the attack in a cathedral in Nice, France, yesterday which saw three people knifed to death and several others injured.
He was speaking about how Muslims also deserve to be angry and a boycott against France will not even suffice.