PETALING JAYA - Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) refused to apologise for using the word "keling" at an event on Saturday.
Dr Mahathir claimed that the word "keling" did not have a derogatory connotation in Kedah, where he was born and raised.
"I've used the word 'keling' since I was little, there is no problem," he told reporters on Sunday.
"My 'keling' friends never scolded me, so why is MIC angry?" he asked.
Vell Paari said this showed that Dr Mahathir had no respect for the Indian community.