Malaysia PM Mahathir: Hong Kong rallies shows limit of 'one country, two systems'

By TIN Media | Asean News Published 2 years ago on 1 October 2019
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Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir who recently paid a visit to Japan ancient capital of Kyoto on Friday to receive an honorary doctorate from Doshisha University and visit high-tech companies. Gave his take on the ongoing protest in Hong Kong and said, it shows the limitations of the territory's "one country, two systems" framework, and also expressed his concern regarding China who might not tolerate a further escalation.  Beijing might use force to end the current situation if it escalates further or persists for longer duration.

Dr Mahathir said with an interview with NHK public television “I never thought that a country with two different systems can really work for any length of the time, and sure enough, this has happened,".

He also added that if they cannot handle the outgrowing protest and this things doesn’t stop and continues to grow with more and more depends for independence then the Chinese wont tolerates the existing situation.2 days ago, the territory leader stated that she was looking out and scrapping the extradition Bill that triggered the demonstrations. Due to the massive protests prolonging from June has disrupted the day-to-day livings including the transportation links in Hong Kong and its International Market.

On the other hand, the activists have vowed not to stop protesting until their other demands are met. The protests became increasingly violent in recent weeks and were considered unmanageable. However, Hong Kong officials have said they can handle the situation without the help of mainland security personnel.

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