Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has questioned India’s Citizenship Amendment Act which has led to widespread protests around the country.
Responding to a question by a journalist at the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019, he said,
“We have accepted the Indians who have come to this country, the Chinese who came to this country, we gave them citizenship even when they didn’t qualify. And they are all (also working) in the government. But I’m sorry to see that India – which claims to be a secular state – now taking action to deprive some Muslims of their citizenship.
Of course, if we do that here, you know what would happen, there will be chaos, there will be instability, and everybody will suffer.
Already, people are dying because of this law. So why is there a necessity to do this thing when all this while for seventy-years almost, they have lived together as citizens without any problem.”