Mahathir wants ex-servicemen to help unite Malaysians

Patriot president Brig-Gen (Rtd) Mohamed Arshad Raji says the NGO will organise seminars to strengthen racial solidarity in Malaysia.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has told the National Association of Patriots (Patriot) to assist in promoting and instilling a spirit of solidarity among Malaysians of various races and religions so that the country will be respected internationally.

The message was conveyed by Mahathir to about 120 Patriot members at a closed-door meeting at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here today.

Patriot president Brig-Gen (Rtd) Mohamed Arshad Raji said Patriot, which was set up by military and police veterans in May last year, pledged to continue playing a role in uniting the people.

“We will organise seminars and so on to strengthen racial solidarity in the country… This is our commitment,” he said after the meeting.

At the meeting, Arshad said Mahathir also expressed his appreciation to the non-governmental organisation for playing a role in monitoring the process of early voting during the 14th general election.