Mahathir Muhammad talks about Imran khan’s trip. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad rejected media claims that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan canceled his travel to the 2019 Kuala Lumpur (KL) Summit as untrue as a result of pressure from Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Mahathir said that Imran, who had previously called him to express his regrets that he was unable to attend the summit that begins tomorrow (Dec 18) until Sunday (Dec 21), might have his own reasons.
“That’s his option, we can’t force. There’s no compulsion in religion in Islam.” Maybe due to other things, he can’t come.
“But it was not true what was reported in the media.”
“There’s no problem,” he told reporters here on Tuesday (Dec 17) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC).
International media such as Pakistan’s Geo News announced that Imran, under pressure from Saudi Arabia, canceled his planned trip to Malaysia.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) clarified earlier in a statement that all 56 Islamic world countries have been invited and all 56 have been represented at different levels.
The 2019 KL Summit was meant to bring together heads of government from Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, and Qatar to discuss and overcome Muslim-related issues.
“We invited 50 nations, but at first only three were supposed to be involved for the heads of government, instead we invited Qatar and Indonesia if they were interested.” But if they couldn’t come we couldn’t pressure them to.
“They have sent their delegations and representatives, they seem to be interested in the topics we are discussing.’
Hopefully, they (the leaders) will receive some information about our discussions, which have nothing to do with religion, but rather the Muslims ‘ state of affairs,’ Dr. Mahathir added. News report on Mahathir Muhammad talks about Imran khan’s trip.