Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said neither the party nor Barisan Nasional (BN) will work together with any party that is hand-in-hand with DAP, following Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call for Malays, including those from Umno, to join PPBM.
Zahid, who is also BN chairman, said DAP’s “Malaysian Malaysia” agenda could not be accepted.
“Umno and BN cannot accept any party or leader that conspires with DAP,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here.
“That is the official stance of Umno and BN.”
Source : FMT
Zahid Hamidi Hits Out At Anwar
UMNO Zahid Hamidi has hit out at PKR president Anwar Ibrahim for implying the party is being racist over its call to reject cooperation with anyone working with DAP.
In a statement, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Anwar was indebted to DAP.
“Everything done by DAP is considered correct because the party has become the backbone of his political partners which he has to support to fulfil his political aspirations,” said Zahid.
He was responding to Anwar’s remarks in a report by The Star in which the Port Dickson MP said the call to reject anyone who works with DAP is a racist argument.
Anwar said that in politics, parties must be able to work with anyone who shares the same principles and ideals and urged Zahid to pinpoint the specifics on what he disagreed with DAP.
“Umno and BN have never practised racism,” Zahid said.
He said the cooperation between Umno and PAS also included a policy of protecting the interests of all, regardless of race and religion.
“Only a ‘kacang lupakan kulit’ (ingrate) will consider Umno a racist party.”
Source : FMT
Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday (Jul 25) took aim at the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) for refusing to work with the Chinese-majority Democratic Action Party (DAP), calling its decision racist.
This came after UMNO’s president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reportedly said on Wednesday that his party and its new ally Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) will be rejecting DAP completely and will not work with anyone who has ties with it, reports Channel News Asia.
According to a report by the Star, Anwar said instead of condemning DAP generally, Zahid must pinpoint exactly what are the points of disagreement.
“It is a clearly racist argument and you should be able to work (with anyone),” he said.
“To me, to meet (the goals of) the country, you must be able to work with any Malaysian or any political party which shares the same principles and ideals.”