Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin exploited the race card tonight when he urged Umno to defend the Malay race, culture and institutions from the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
Hitting out at the DAP in particular, he accused the PR party of being an anti-Islam and anti-Malay force.
Muhyiddin (picture) also dismissed PKR as a spent force interested only in championing the cause of one man, and PAS as a party that had shed its Islamic ideology to please the DAP.
“(The DAP) do not respect royal institutions, insult government officers who are mostly Malay, slander our armed forces with insults, dispute our enforcement institutes, dismiss the credibility of our justice system and make a fool out of the Malays to gain power for themselves,” he said when opening Umno’s Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings’ annual general assemblies here.
“DAP’s agenda to form a republic by dismissing values, history and identity of Malaysia as a nation based on sovereignty and Islam as the official religion is evident,” he added.
“If not, do they dare suggest the prime minister’s position be selected based solely on elections and without being chosen by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong? What is the meaning of this?”
Speaking to about 4,000 delegates from the Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings, Muhyiddin called PKR an ultraliberal party lacking moral values for electing a leader with a credibility crisis to head the party.
“They preach values that are against our culture in the name of freedom,” he said.
“Although one facet in PKR preaches religion and another preaches ultraliberalism, they have only one goal — to defend their leader.”
He pointed out that PAS has lost its way by placing both PKR and the DAP’s agendas before its own.
“It is clear the political tsunami during the last general election has drowned out the Islamic state ideology from PAS’s political lexicon,” he said, prompting laughter.
Assuring the crowd that Umno has risen from the political tsunami of 2008, Muhyiddin urged delegates to unite and strive to defend religion, race and country.
“Umno has shown its commitment by uniting people of all races... We shall not stir hatred with other races. We shall not insult other races. We shall not be prejudiced towards other cultures. We are not racist like DAP’,” he said.
Here he goes again! Championing race and religion.....undoing all the damage control undertaken by Najib. After being warned by the PM several times, not to use the race and religious card!!! Watch out Najib, I see a new UMNO President and a new PM in the making
Its confirmed that umno is a racist party and plague with disease and distinct to die. Why should we the malay not vote for pkr and pas?
you can see where Najib stands in UMNO now! It only confirms our suspicions that UMNO is so divided to the core! So rotten to the core! UMNO is just a party of racists! Just like MCA, which UMNO is allegedly subservient too.
This ungrateful DPM is conspiring with Ahmad Mazlan to unseat Najib. He know BN is not going to hv a 2/3 majority. SO to ensure the results status quo, he is taking away the Chinese votes from MCA last strong hold in Johor to under mind a 2/3 BN victory. Smart move. Najib will be force to play into his race card during his Presidential speech....