(fz.com) - Former deputy prime minister and Sime Darby chairman Tun Musa Hitam said that it would be foolish for anyone to state that the country would be destroyed should the opposition comes to power.
"Do not insult the intelligence of the electorate.
"Saying that the country would be destroyed if the opposition takes over is (merely) a political statement. The opposition would not be that stupid (to destroy the country). It is also the opposition's good that everything is for the betterment of the country – if not, why should they stand for election?
"The other side (opposition) would not knowingly allow the economy to collapse," said Musa, who insisted that he is still very much an Umno member.
He was speaking to reporters after a talk on the survival of the Malay economy organised by Malay daily Sinar Harian and Astro Awani here today.
During his talk, Musa also lambasted politicians who resort to racism to gain votes.
"Those who use racism for politics, are bankrupt politician(s). There are so many more issues to be highlighted and there are so many successful government projects that can be highlighted. There is no need for the Malays to be frightened into submission," said Musa.