January 22, 2019
VIENNA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today again defended Malaysia’s ban on Israeli athletes, likening it to US President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.
“Every country has the right to accept or refuse entry of anybody,” Mahathir told a press conference in Vienna.
“You can see that in America now they are erecting a very high wall to prevent Mexicans from going to America,” he said.
“We have the same idea, that people who are undesirable for our country will be kept out of our country,” Mahathir added.