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Friday, October 14, 2016

Rafidah: ‘Destroy KLCC’ remark is Talibanistic

Destroying the legacies and heritage of the past to spite former leaders would put Malaysia on the same footing with the Taliban says a former minister.

"And in a curious unbelievable turn of events... someone said that the government can even bring down the twin towers... if it wanted to erase a former leader's legacy.

"Am I hearing it right?" asks former international trade and industry minister Rafidah Aziz in a Facebook posting.

She was responding to the blog post by Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak yesterday, which hinted that if the government really wanted to erase the legacy of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, it could tear down KLCC.

She lashed out that such measures would make Malaysia on a par with the Al-Qaeda and Taliban.

"Are we adopting the approaches of Osama Bin Laden (the late Al-Qaeda leader) and the Taliban?

"Does heritage mean anything to anyone in authority. Our collective past, our history. What we stood and still stand for?" she asked further.

Rafidah clarified that the twin towers is not the personal legacy of Mahathir, but the collective legacy of the government and Malaysia at that time, representing how far we have come as a rapidly developing nation, acknowledged in the eyes of the world. - Malaysiakini

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