According to Malaysiakini reports, PAS has expressed gratitude to Chinese voters who backed Malay Pakatan Rakyat candidates in the recently concluded general election, even if it meant having to vote against a fellow Chinese.
PAS information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the action of these voters proved the claim by Umno that the Chinese had rejected the Malays to be A BIG SLANDER!
“The Chinese voters were willing to vote for Malay candidates without any narrow racial sentiments, as claimed by Umno. There are tens of Parliament and state assembly seats that were contested by Malay candidates against candidates from the Tiong Hua (Chinese), in mixed constituencies, which were won by the Malays, proving that Chinese voters were willing to reject candidates of their own race,” Tuan Ibrahim said in a statement today.
Tuan Ibrahim has also reasoned that the Umno claim could also be part of an INTERGRATED efforts through the mainstream media to create a smokescreen to hide possible cheating in the election and for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to secure his position in Umno.
Umno, Tuan Ibrahim added, must cease “playing with fire” by using the results of the 13th general election to stoke flames of Chinese-versus-Malay sentiments, especially since this was not based on facts.
Indeed this is very true! Just like his late father, Najib Razak continuous effort to blame the Chinese for any problems faced by Umno should STOP if he is really serious about his job as Malaysian’s premier. DO NOT play the racial card and Blame Game everytime Umno is in crisis. Instead, please get your house in order before you want to blame any community for your headache!
You talk about ‘conciliation’ and ‘Prime Minister for all races’ but every time you are cornered like a poor puppy, you decided to ‘jump the wall’ and point out the blaming finger! Come on Jib… surely you can do better than that, can’t you??!!
Chinese Tsunami that benefited Malays? Possible??
Meanwhile, in another statement, Pahang PAS information chief Suhaimi Md Saad explained that DAP’s big win in the election did nothing to lessen the number of Malay MPs in Parliament.
In fact, Suhaimi said, the success of Pakatan’s candidates only served to increase that number by seven.
He citing various examples of Malay Pakatan parliamentary and state seat candidates from PKR, DAP and PAS defeating their BN challengers, including Chinese candidates.
Among the examples given are:
- Rafizi Ramli (PKR, right) who won against Gary Lim (BN) in Pandan;
- Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (PAS), who won against S Murugesan (BN) in Kota Raja;
- Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (PKR) who won against Tan Kok Eng (BN) in Bandar Tun Razak;
- Imran Hamid (PKR) who won against Kong Cho Ha (BN) in Lumut;
- Mohd Ariss Sabri Abdul Aziz (DAP) who won against Hoh Khai Mun (BN) in Raub;
- Idris Ahmad (PKR) who won against K Parthiban (BN) in Ijok;
- Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji (DAP) who won against Chuah Boon Seong (BN) in Mentakab; and
- Mohd Rashid Hasnon (PKR) who won against Wong Mun Hoe (BN) in Pantai Jerejak.
As to how former Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman could to lose to DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang (left) in Gelang Patah, Johor, Suhaimi said Ghani himself “looked for trouble”, by choosing to contest in a Chinese-majority seat within a constituency that used to be “owned” by MCA.
To further debunk Umno’s claim that non-Malays went against Malays in the ballot box, he further cited 13 examples of seats where non-Malay BN candidates won in Malay-majority constituencies.