There will be no apology forthcoming from Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Aziz to the MCA, a major partner of the Umno-led BN coalition.
In an interview with Malaysiakini, Nazri, who is also Umno supreme council member, defended his remarks as a sign of a “matured relationship” among BN component parties, including MCA.
“I can only do this thing if I am confident whatever I said would not affect our brotherly relationship,” said Nazri in reference to several MCA leaders who were upset over his brash attacks against billionaire Robert Kuok.
“If you don’t know these fellas, suddenly you said ‘bastard’. Surely, they will get angry.
“But you can say this to your friend: ‘Bastard, where you go?’ This is like me with MCA,” he explained, laughing off concerns raised over strained ties between him and MCA…