Sunday 16 September 2012

DAP: Even on M'sia Day, PM seeks to divide

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's inflammatory speech on Malay survival was divisive and added another dent to his 1Malaysia policy, said DAP publicity chief Tony Pua.

NONEMaking matters worse, he said, was that the speech was made on the eve of the 49th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia.

"His exhortation to the Malays proved that the prime minister is more than willing to play the racial card to protect BN's hold on power."

He has shown that he speaks not as the prime minister for all Malaysians, but an instigator of continued racial division in the country," he said in a statement today.

Pua (left) said he hoped the Malay community would not be easily threatened by Najib and together with other Malaysians, would vote for a government representative of Malaysians.

'Not practising what he preaches'

In a separate statement, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng also flayed the premier for not practising what he preaches.

"Najib has rejected the politics of moderation and inclusion as well as abandoned his own 1Malaysia philosophy in preference for an exclusive and racial approach," he said.

NONELim (left) added that the 13th general election should be a contest of ideas and policies for the survival of all Malaysians instead of pitting Malays against non-Malays.

"If Umno succeeds in its racial and extremist politics of pitting Malays against non-Malays, Muslims against non-Muslims, then the country will come out more fractured and divided after the general elections.

"DAP regrets the racial labeling or profiling by Umno and Najib should retract such inflammatory remarks to prove that 1Malaysia is not dead," he said.

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