Monday, May 16, 2016

One million signatures collected for Citizens' Declaration have no impact

The Citizens’ Declaration meeting its one million signatures target as claimed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against the Prime Minister does not make an impact, says Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. 

Speaking to reporters in Parliament here on Monday, the Umno secretary-general said the figure was insignificant because it only constituted a small number compared with Malaysia’s population of almost 30 million.

On claims of university students signing the Citizens’ Declaration, Tengku Adnan said it was not an issue.

He said it was likely that the students signed because they did not know what they were doing.

Dr Mahathir earlier said that the verified online signatures as of Thursday noon were 1,071,997, with more than 200,000 more unique verified signatures on paper.

The former premier claimed the movement had met its initial target in just two months, even though it had given itself a year-end deadline.

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