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I’m sorry: Ku Nan apologises for controversial ‘slow learners’ remark
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has apologised for his “slow learners go to UiTM” remark on Sunday, which triggered widespread outrage. (Pix by MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI)
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has apologised for his ‘slow learners go to UiTM’ remark on Sunday, which triggered widespread outrage.
He said he had no intention of denigrating anyone, and is sincerely sorry if his statement had hurt other’s feelings.
“I was giving a motivational speech to students. It is something I do because I want them to realise that the government which has been in power for the past 60 years has contributed many things that are taken for granted.
“The most important thing the government has provided is security… with this, we are able to do everything; earn a living, run businesses, (receive an) education and many more.
“That was my intention while I was speaking,” he said during a joint press conference with Universiti Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) Alumni Association today at his office in Menara Dato’ Onn.
The conference followed a private meeting between the minister, who is better known as “Ku Nan”, and the association on the matter.
He thanked the association’s president Datuk Mohd Zaini Hassan and the association’s members for accepting his apology.
27 November 2017
SLOW LEARNERS? Do they go to UITM?
PRU-14: Ku Nan sedia lawan Dr. M
KUALA LUMPUR 8 Okt. – Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor tidak gentar untuk bertanding melawan bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad di Parlimen Putrajaya pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14).
Malah, beliau yakin untuk memenangi hati pengundi Putrajaya setelah memenangi beberapa PRU di parlimen tersebut.
Katanya, beliau mendapat tentangan daripada pihak pembangkang sejak PRU Ke-11 iaitu pada 2004.
“Saya percaya pengundi-pengundi Putrajaya tahu prestasi saya sebagai wakil rakyat. Saya dengan penduduk Putrajaya seperti keluarga walaupun pengundi berjumlah 25,000 orang, saya akan dekati mereka dan bertanya masalah.
“Perkara utama adalah bagaimana menyelesaikan masalah yang dihadapi mereka dan dekati hati mereka. Kalau buat begini, rakyat akan bersama dengan Barisan Nasional (BN),” katanya kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan MyPPP Wilayah Persekutuan dan Pelancaran Jentera PRU-14 MyPPP di Institut Latihan DBKL, di sini hari ini.
Yang turut hadir Presiden MyPPP, Tan Sri M. Kayveas dan dan Naib Presiden Kanan MyPPP, Datuk Maglin Dennis D’Cruz.
GE14: Maybe I’ll stand in Putrajaya, says Mahathir
Former prime minister hints that he may stand in the country’s administrative capital in the coming general election.
PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not ruled out the possibility of contesting in Putrajaya, the nation’s administrative capital which was built during his tenure as prime minister, in the coming general election (GE14).
“Yes, maybe I will stand in Putrajaya,” the PPBM chairman said when met at the party’s headquarters here this evening.
Last year, Amanah suggested that the former prime minister stand in Putrajaya.
Putrajaya Amanah member Mohd Radzi Abu Bakar said then that Mahathir was a more suitable candidate than Husam Musa, who had contested for the seat as the PAS candidate in GE13.
“Tun Mahathir is generally known as the ‘master planner and architect’ who succeeded in developing Putrajaya into a landmark of success in terms of Malaysia’s development,” Mohd Radzi said.