Malaysia Dateline

DAP would defend the existence of Malay Regiment

I regret that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is continuing his politics of fear and fake news.

I regret that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is continuing his politics of fear and fake news to incite the Malays to fear change, particularly in the imminent 14th General Election, warning that if UMNO loses, the Malays will perish and that DAP will rise in dominance directing and manipulating not only Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah and Mohamad Sabu.

This is double fake news – firstly that Malays will perish if UMNO loses in the next general election; and secondly, that all the Malay leaders are stooges and puppets of DAP, including Mahathir, Muhyiddin, Anwar Ibrahim, Azizah and Mat Sabu.

Let me ask Najib – was DAP directing and manipulating the UMNO Government during the 22 years when Mahathir was the Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003, during which period was Najib was Pahang Mentri Besar from 1982 to 1986 and served in variouis portfolios as Minister of Youth, Education and Defence under Mahathir?

It is the height of irresponsibility and immorality to make such an accusation, imputation or implication and I would caution the Prime Minister of Malaysia not to go down this path of fake news and fabricated lies.

To be known as a global kleptocracy is bad enough – the Najib administration should not add other derogatory and humiliating epithets for Malaysia in the interntional arena!

Najib had even tread on “sensitive issues” in trying to incite fear among the Malays, for instance, suggesting that Malaysia’s police and troops may be out of jobs, and the Royal Malay Regiment may be disbanded as the Royal Malay Regiment “is not in line with the Malaysian Malaysia concept”.

He warned that the armed forces and the police may be trimmed in size as “the other side believes the civil service is too bloated”.

I advise Najib to set an example of a clean, just and fair elections and to stop resorting to the politics of fears, lies and fake news.

DAP would defend the existence of Malay Regiment in the way DAP will defend Chinese and Tamil schools in Malaysia and the country as a multi-racial, multi-lingual, and multi-religious and multi-cultural “Instant Asia”.

Never before in Malaysian history has there been greater restiveness among the civil service, including the police and army.

DAP will prove the UMNO/BN leaders, propagandists and quinoa cybertroopsers one hundred per cent wrong in their baseless allegations that the DAP is anti-Malay and anti-Islam, or that Mahathir, Muhyiddin, Anwar Ibrahim, Wan Azizah and Mat Sabu are only my stooges and puppets.

DAP and Pakatan Harapan will compete with UMNO/BN and prove in one term as Federal Government and Johore State Government that we can better look after the welfare of all Malaysians, regardless of whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Orang Asli than UMNO/BN coalition for we went to continue to enjoy voter support so that we can get re-elected as the Federal Government and Johore State Government in the 15th, 16th and subsequent general elections.