Umno and MCA's distinctly different predictions on which ethnic group would lose out more should BN is unseated from Putrajaya, shows their loss of legitimacy to govern, said DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.

In a press release today, Lim pointed out that the Umno general assembly has thus far been filled with repeated warnings that the Malays will lose political power if the party loses the next general election.

This line of argument, explained Lim, appears to be rejected by MCA who have been insisting all along that the non-Malays will suffer from political, economic and educational hardship if Pakatan is allowed to rule.

Lim charged that the line of argument adopted by both Umno and MCA was "pure sedition", designed to incite hatred and worsen racial and religious polarisation just for the sake of winning votes.
Everyone wins
On the other hand, Lim said that Pakatan is striving to make sure that all Malaysians, regardless of race, will be winners after the 13th general election.

"This is the basic difference between BN and Pakatan... Of course there will be losers - the Umnoputeras and their cronies in BN component parties," said Lim.

NONEHe added that the rhetoric coming out from Umno and MCA went against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's 1Malaysia policy and he should put a stop to the practice of "divide and rule".

Since the opening ceremony of the general assembly for the three Umno wings, repeated warnings of Malays losing power should Umno fare badly in the coming polls overflowed through the halls of Putra World Trade Centre.

Deputy Umno chief Muhyiddin Yassin and Umno wanita wing chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (left) went as far as warning that Malaysia would be engulfed in turmoil should Umno loses power.