result of foul plan May 13 by Mahathir ...Malay kill own people in 1985 also triggered by mahathir ( UMNO )
Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia suggested today that by insulting Umno the DAP’s Lim Kit Siang could expect a strong reaction from Malays.
Under the headline “What more does Kit Siang want?”, the newspaper’s senior editor Zulkiflee Bakar accused Lim and the DAP of endangering the safety of Malaysians and breaking the law in a series of allegedly illegal rallies held in the past few days.
“What more does Kit Siang want? Isn’t it enough that during campaigning Kit Siang who supposedly fights for true democracy lets DAP leaders insult Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders? Isn’t he happy when DAP has succeeded in resisting PAS’s Islamic fight including for hudud?” asked Zulkiflee in his column.
“So we ask, what more does Kit Siang want? Didn’t he think that what he is doing right now, including insulting Umno leaders, might incite a reaction from the Malays?” he added, warning the DAP adviser not to “play with fire” in flaming the people’s sentiments.
The newspaper has been consistently highlighting the DAP and Chinese voters in its tone of coverage and editorials since last week’s general election.
In Election 2013, BN won the polls but lost the popular vote.
Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak had suggested a “Chinese tsunami” had caused his BN to record its worst-ever electoral results.
Utusan, the newspaper owned by Umno, has also suggested Chinese voters were provoking racial tensions by voting against BN, with one headline last week asking the question “Apa lagi Cina mahu? (What else do the Chinese want?)”
The PR rally at Kelana Jaya attracted a multiracial crowd, including a significant number of Malays, in the tens of thousands.
The newspaper — seen as being aligned with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad — and other party leaders have consistently argued that votes against the Umno-led BN were akin to voting against the Malays.
This is despite the fact that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties PAS and PKR are largely Malay-Muslim in their membership. The DAP also fielded Malay candidates in the elections.
On Saturday, Najib defended his party from accusations of racism, and instead accused the DAP of being racists.
Despite the claims from Umno, analyses of the Election 2013 results point to a urban-rural divide rather than a Malay-Chinese division in the way Malaysians voted last week.
While a majority of Chinese backed PR parties, a significant number of Malay voters also voted for the opposition parties, particularly in urban centres.
Yesterday, Datuk Zulkifli Noordin raised the spectre of May 13 when he accused the DAP and Lim of being behind Malaysia’s worst race riots even as Umno leaders continue to blame last week’s poor election results on a “Chinese tsunami” that was fanned by the PR party.
The controversial Perkasa vice-president, who was a direct BN losing candidate in Election 2013, made the allegations in a series of tweets sent out on the eve of the 44th anniversary of the riots.
Lim has frequently been the target of right-wing Malay groups who have singled him out for blame for the riots even though he was not even in Kuala Lumpur when the riots broke out.
Former Umno member Tamrin Ghafar had cleared Lim while on the stump of the Election 2013 campaign trail, saying that Umno itself was behind the riot.
The son of former Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba said he was told by former home minister, the late Tun Ghazali Shafie, that the May 13 riots were likely the result of an internal Umno coup against founding Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Today, Utusan claimed that Lim had insulted Najib at one of his post-election rallies, where he allegedly said “the devil we know has become the prime minister”.
Utusan’s Zulkiflee suggested that the reason why Lim was still seething with anger despite winning more seats than its allies PAS and PKR was because the party has failed in manipulating certain “sane” Malays into accepting its “narrow politics”.
Utusan also ran several stories painting Chinese youths as the main participants of the two PR rallies in Kelana Jaya and Batu Kawan to protest last weekend’s general election results.
This is despite the multiracial crowd, including a significant turnout of Malays, in the tens of thousands who turned up in black for both rallies.
On its front page today, Utusan ran the headline “Golongan muda Cina monopoli perhimpunan haram” (Chinese youths monopolised illegal rallies) below another headline calling for Malays to unite through Umno and PAS co-operation.
Utusan claimed that 70 per cent of the turnout in Batu Kawan was made of Chinese youths, warning that they have caused massive traffic jams which will recur at several other rallies planned for Ipoh, Kuantan and Johor Baru.
The paper dedicated half a page to photos of Chinese youths in black protesting the polls result, including that of a “Silent Walk Protest” in MidValley Megamall shopping complex here last week, and the photos of youths holding inverted Malaysian flags previously displayed on its controversial front page.
This was then contrasted with coverage on the opposite page of a group of youths converging in Sungai Petani headlined “Anak muda sokong Najib” (Youths supporting Najib), referring to the prime minister.
In a photo, the group of youths held placards saying “Beli-belah di kedai Melayu & India” (Shop at Malay and Indian shops), “Terima kasih Mr Ali & Mr Maniam kerana mengundi” (Thank you Mr Ali and Mr Maniam for voting) and “ABC”, which stands for “Asalkan Bukan Cina” (Anything but Chinese).
Obviously utusan wants chaos - servant to certain political party - that is desperate to hold on to power. If this Chinese bashing is allowed to continue - it will lead us down a road of chaos. What we need is political maturity - and quality leadership - to reconcile Malaysian down a road free from racism and religious bigotry
apa lagi Utusan mahu??
Gathering has been peaceful..
Rakyat wants a free and fair government, without corruption. DO YOU????
Ape Lagi UMNO mahu ??
Sudah benkrap negara, apa lagi mahu ???
We should all work together to find ways to get this paper closed down ... legally through the courts.
It is making me feel so very angry and insecure by the day.
This UMNO must be voted out no matter what if it continues to allow this kind of editorial
We should make known globally how this paper supported by the government
If Umno is split into 3 to 4 camps don't blame DAP and don't bring in May 13 incident. Umno should blame themselves, no blame game, please ! Umno got more MP than GE 2008, right ?