PM Dr M: The British used to label Malays as “lazy”, a mere generalisation


dr mahathir in london malays not lazy

LONDON, June 17 — Though the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sometimes agrees with the British that Malays are lazy, he said, he does not mean all of them are lazy.

Dr Mahathir said there was a time when the British had labelled Malays as lazy, the MalayMail quoted him saying.

“While I do agree with that sometimes, it is still merely a generalisation.  I know there are many Malays out there who are hardworking and make an effort to improve their lives,” he said during his talk at Cambridge Union here.

Dr Mahathir is in London, UK on a three-day working visit, accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.

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