Malaysia will not allow criminals like Israel to enter the country, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said Malaysia’s decision not to allow Israeli athletes to compete in the World Swimming championship 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak, this July is a deserved move.
“We have the right to accept or reject the entry of any foreigner into the country, just as the other countries are practicing, said Dr M
“Like Americans, they are building a high wall to prevent Mexican citizens from their country.
“The undesirable people in this country must be barred and this is among the suspected terrorists and so on,” he told a media conference of local journalists at the end of his three-day working visit on Wednesday.
Dr Mahathir pointed out that barred athletes from countries that invaded other countries by building settlements for their people.
“They trespassed ships carrying humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza. Many more acts committed by Israel are against the law of the world and against moral and human rights, “he said.
He said Malaysia did not want any dealings with Israel, including its people.
“If they (Israeli athletes) want to compete in sports tournaments, they can go to another country,” he said.