Dr M blames ignorance for spat
The New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday expressed his sadness over the recent spats between Indonesia and Malaysia.
He said the call to war against Malaysia was made by those who had no understanding of the relationship between the two countries.
He said allegations about stealing songs and culture which had been blown out of proportion by a small group.
The Indonesian government must act to check the matter, he said before breaking fast with Perkim club members from various institutions of higher learning yesterday.
Asked how Malaysia should respond, the former prime minister said the Malaysian government could get in touch with counterparts in Indonesia seeking their cooperation.