Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again defended DAP today, saying that the perception that the party is out to ruin the Malaysian majority is simply a political propaganda invented by Datuk Seri Najib Razak after Umno lost the general election.
Speaking at a press conference at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya, the Langkawi MP provided many historical examples of Malay innovation like the Dawn Attack, which saw PNB taking control from Guthrie Company Limited, a British-owned rubber and oil palm conglomerate.
He also recalled that Malaysia won its independence by defeating the British-proposed Malayan Union and the nation did not run to the International Monetary Fund or the World Bank for assistance during the currency crisis of 1997 but managed to deal with it internally.
Many of the triumphant events he remembered had no other racial involvement, so it occurred under Malay leadership and was conducted only by Malays.
It’s not easy for the DAP to crush the Malays, but Najib who lost everything is good propaganda. The moment Najib lost the election, he needed PAS help so he recommended that PAS establish a Malay-Muslim coalition, but they did not enough numbers, of course.
But after that he started to campaign for a Malay-Muslim rule, generating this distrust of the DAP. DAP is comprised of six Cabinet leaders. Bersatu, who gained just 13 seats, also had six members. So, we ‘re close in Cabinet.
Touching on a snap election, Malaysia ‘s longest successful MP said it isn’t a smart idea as the government is already busy battling the Covid-19 pandemic that has been expected.
He found out that the nation is not prepared to host an election as there would be no polling, audiences are not permitted to assemble, and because polls are costly, it would actually drain funds that should be used to battle Covid-19 for the polls, contributing to more citizens suffering.
The 94-year-old Langkawi MP has also projected that his group Bersatu would most definitely be wiped off the map from an election. Umno said it would challenge all seats captured by Bersatu, implying they do not endorse Bersatu.
Bersatu, on the other hand, isn’t a part of Pakatan Harapan. With no support it floats around and will lose the next election. That is what Muhyiddin did to Bersatu, pretending to be prime minister