KUALA LUMPUR: Umno supreme council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has shot down the idea of forming a unity government with DAP, stating that the party’s principles are not in line with Umno’s policies.
“Their policies are not consistent with our policies. We cannot agree with their thinking.
“They need to throw their ‘kecinaan’ (ultra-Chinese principles). They are racist but they accuse us of being racist,” he said at the sideliness of the Umno General Assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre.
Tajuddin also questioned DAP’s sincerity in recognising Islam as the official religion of Malaysia.
“They have their own agenda that is in line with (former Singapore prime minister) Lee Kuan Yew’s agenda,” he said, without elaborating further.
However, Tajuddin said Umno would keep their doors open to any political party keen on forming a unity government, as long as its policies were consistent with Umno’s.
“(It is not about) backdoor entry.
“We are talking about winning the election. We don’t want to close our doors. In politics, anything is possible,” he said.
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has said Umno was open to working with any party, but would not sacrifice its principles.
However, Umno Youth has rejected the idea, stating that the party should not use any “backdoor entry” to regain power.