At Umno assembly, calls for ‘1 Melayu’ to replace ‘1 Malaysia
Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak delivers his keynote address during the opening of the 2013 United Malays National Organisation General Assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur December 5, 2013. — Reuters picKUALA
LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Putrajaya should use “1 Melayu” in place of its all-inclusive “1 Malaysia” slogan since efforts to reach out to Chinese voters were snubbed in Election 2013, a Penang Umno delegate told the 64th Umno annual general assembly today.
Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir also accused the Chinese community of “betraying” the government, saying they were not appreciative despite the amount of money used to woo them in the run-up to the 13th general election.
“We shouldn’t shout ‘1 Malaysia’ anymore; what for? We should now shout ‘1 Melayu’ slogan,” Musa said during the policy speech debate.
“What’s the use of helping them? We did all these things they stab our backs. All that effort… to hold dinners and such with almost RM30 a head,” he added, referring to the many campaign dinners organised by Barisan Nasional prior to the May 5 general election.