Ku Nan to give statement to police over Penang Malays marginalised remark

 |Feb 7, 2017
FT Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
FT Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said he is prepared to give a statement to the police for having allegedly said that the Penang government is marginalising the Malays.

Tengku Adnan said he had received a call from the police after Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng made a police report today asking him to explain the statement which the MP regarded as unfounded and serious.

“The police will come to see me or I will be asked to see them to give a statement. No problem,” he said to reporters after attending a Chinese New Year open house organised by his ministry yesterday in Kuala Lumpur.

Tengku Adnan hit out at the opposition for their allegedly not having read his statement in full and causing a misunderstanding among the people.

“I said all communities were being marginalised in Penang, but they (the opposition) picked up only the Malays part. Please read my statement properly.

“Besides, I said how I wish I could take Penang, Langkawi, Pulau Tioman and a part of Melaka (to be made federal territories). I didn’t say I will take only Penang.

“In the federal territories, we can provide affordable housing for the people and can reduce their constraints of living. We walk the talk. They (opposition) don’t walk the talk. They feel it when they have done wrong,” he said.

Earlier, at the open house, Tengku Adnan distributed cash aid totalling RM75,000 from the Federal Territory Foundation to 2,500 poor people. — Bernama