ASEAN NOT FULLY TAPPING ITS POTENTIAL: MALAYSIAN PM

Recent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and climate action that are to be achieved by 2030.

"And I think if people are conversant with the subject there is a lot we can contribute because we have achieved a lot of those goals already and I think if we work together with others, we can benefit from their experience and they can benefit from our experience," he said.

At the same time, Mahathir, who is well known for being an outspoken leader, said the developed nations are not being fair to the developing countries.

"The western developed countries are telling us, sustainable, sustainable, which means that you can't do this, you can't do that. Because this is wrong, this destroys your forest, animals and habitats and all that.

However, when they were developing, they never had these problems, they never talked about sustainable development or anything like that.

"They cut all their trees. Remember Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest? There is no Sherwood Forest now. So, now they are telling us that we must absorb carbon dioxide that they produce. It is not fair," he quipped.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK