KUALA KANGSAR: Umno supreme council member Nazri Aziz has urged Chinese Malaysians to ditch DAP and support Barisan Nasional so that the community would not be marginalised.
In an interview with FMT, Nazri said: “We want the Chinese to be part of the government so that we can decide together, what is best for our country, for Malaysia, not for a Malay country.”
As long as they remained outside, “they will never be able to develop their country. I really can’t understand why the Chinese must oppose.”
Nazri, who seeks re-election as Padang Rengas MP, said the Chinese community must realise that they are an important component of Malaysian society and “if you say you are part of the Malaysian community, you must behave so, by being in the government”.
He urged them to “forget about DAP, join BN, be part of us so we can run the country together.”
Malaysian Chinese voters gave sizeable support to the DAP in the 2008 and 2013 general elections, almost wiping out the MCA and Gerakan. The DAP came to power in Penang, and were a major partner in the Selangor state government.
Nazri reminded Chinese voters that the opposition told the community that they could take over the government, but it did not happen. “In 2013, the rallying call was ‘ini kali lah’, but that too didn’t happen”.
He said: “What else can they tell the Chinese?”
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