Najib slams opposition for remarks on Telugu banner

Such banners, written in Telugu, are seen in Bagan Datuk, Perak. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak today hit out at the political opposition for having made a slanderous remark about a Barisan Nasional election campaign banner in the Telugu language in Bagan Datuk, Perak.

“We live in multiracial Malaysia and the Telugus make up one of the communities and that’s their language (on the banner). #SlanderTsunami,” he said in a post on his Twitter account.

Najib said the opposition often repeated the case of alleged Bangladeshi voters (in last general election).

Even banners were now not spared their slander, he said.

The prime minister was commenting on a post in a Facebook account today of a picture of a banner and a caption claiming that it was printed in the Bangladeshi and Vietnamese languages, and purportedly linking it to polling on May 9 in the 14th general election.banner, telugu, najib, FMT, Kl, Malaysia, bangladeshi,