KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak today told the Chinese community not to fall for DAP’s claim of a “Malay tsunami” which would allegedly see Malay votes swing to the opposition’s favour in the coming polls.
“I can assure you there will be no Malay tsunami against the government. That strategy, if it works, will only be detrimental to the Chinese community. This is because we need a strong Chinese representation in the government for the Chinese community.
“The DAP strategy (to win the election) is based on (sowing) hatred with an underlying hypothesis that there will be a Malay tsunami during the election.”
Najib said the Chinese community currently comprised 23% of the population but only made up 6% of the MPs in the government, which was not sustainable in the long run and would only work against the community.
“MCA and Gerakan have been working tirelessly to support the Chinese community, together with all the others. I can assure you, I always get requests from (MCA president) Liow Tiong Lai and (Gerakan president) Mah Siew Keong on how we can do more for the community,” he said.
Najib added that the government had been constantly solving issues related to the community and had approved the setting up of 10 new Chinese primary schools, three of which were recently launched in Johor.
“When Chinese schools face a shortage of teachers, we solve it. For the mutual recognition of university degrees, the government approved the setting up of the Xiamen University, which will be another success story.
“Another success is the New Era (college) which has become a university college. We have also extended the lease period to 99 years for the Chong Hwa Independent High School, and I can confirm that the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) has been included in the Barisan Nasional (BN) manifesto.”
Najib said the BN government had made countless efforts to deliver transformation and guarantee peace, stability and a harmonious environment with a predictable and certain future for the people.
“Don’t throw this away. This is a wonderful country to live in. Many good things are going on. But the other side (opposition) wants to review the contracts with China if they get to power.
“That is a huge mistake because China is our number one trading partner with US$100 billion in total trade,” he said.
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