Really painful on the ear to listen to the DAP sec-gen during yesterday’s debate with Wee Ka Siong (video available at the bottom of this page).
BELOW: Guan Eng’s typical speaking style from the rostrum (recorded on a previous occasion)
Bengali speak better BM than Cina DAP
There is a Rohingya settlement in Bukit Malut, Langkawi — see Harian Metro report June this year in next video below.
Mahathir claims these Rohingya are really Malay. He also adds that they speak fluent bahasa Melayu.
Some years ago, Mahathir said the Rohingya had been in Burma much longer than the Chinese have been in Malaysia.
“This country [Myanmar] claims that the Rohingya are not their people. They’ve been there for 800 years, much longer than the Chinese in Malaysia,” Mahathir said in his interview with The New York Times (‘Malaysian Ex-Prime Minister Unleashes Criticism’, 18 June 2015).
BELOW: Rohingya and Bangla look almost alike, according to a Human Rights Watch year 2000 report on the sectarian conflict in Arakan (Rakhine)
On 12 Nov 2018 in an interview with CNBC, Mahathir contrasted Rohingya statelessness with Chinese acquiring easy citizenship in Malaysia.
He said: “When Malaysia became independent we gave citizenship to people who were obviously of foreign origin”.
BELOW: Rohingya aka Bengali cannot not speak Burmese well —click to enlarge
Mahathir: The Nons are descended from people “of foreign origin”
The truth is that after “800 years”, the Rohingya in Rakhine speak Burmese as badly as Dapsters speak BM.
The text excerpt above is from a 2013 government commission of inquiry report into the Rakhine sectarian violence.
The commission found Rohingya from the Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships to be poor Burmese speakers.
Rohingya in the surveyed areas were believed “always took Bangladesh’s side whenever Myanmar had disagreements or issues with that country” — refer passages underlined in red.