DR Mahathir Mohamad today said Putrajaya only talks about helping the Indian community but actually has contributed nothing as it has no funds.
“He said only… but did not do it. There’s no money,” Dr Mahathir said in referring to Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The Pakatan Harapan chairman was at the Jalan Duta High Court today taking the stand as a witness in his son Mukhriz’s defamation trial against Najib’s press secretary Tengku Sarifuddin Tengku Ahmad.
A few days ago, Najib took a swipe at Dr Mahathir while talking about his efforts in helping the Indian community.
Although Najib did not mention Dr Mahathir by name, his remarks made reference to the latter’s lineage that includes ancestors from Kerala, India on the paternal side.
“As Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam mentioned, in the period I have been PM, almost RM900 million has been allocated for Tamil schools,” Najib said, referring to the MIC president and health minister.
“And he (Subramaniam) also stated that I have done more for Indians than previous PMs including one who is of Indian descent,” he said during his speech at the celebration of Tamil education in the country on July 11.
The Pekan MP said Putrajaya’s Malaysian Indian Blueprint (MIB) launched this year would help unify the community and further include it in the country’s progress.