Where is the threat from non-Malays?


(Free Malaysia Today) – Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has come under heavy criticism for his “inflammatory” remarks about a recurrence of a May 13 incident.

“He shocked the nation with his threats of (another May 13),” said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

Muhyiddin recently said in Johor that Malaysia may witness another incident of bloodshed (May 13) if no efforts are made to preserve inter-ethnic harmony.

His remarks were reported in the Umno mouthpiece, Utusan Malaysia.

“He is completely unfit and unqualified to be a Deputy Prime Minister for all Malaysians.”

He added Muhyiddin built a reputation for himself as the poster boy of Perkasa and Isma when he proclaimed he is a Malay first and a Malaysian second.

Lim noted that the deputy Umno president has adopted a hostile attitude towards non-Muslims and non-Malays.

“He is recklessly blaming non-Malays and non-Muslims for causing ethnic ties to be strained as well as threatening them with May 13 riots and violence.”

Lim pointed out that Muhyiddin is unable to show proof that non-Malays or non-Muslim groups were carrying out acts of provocation against the Malays.

Instead, repeated provocation came from pro-Umno NGOs that went unpunished or were met without any protest from the BN government.

He cited Christians who have come under attack over the “Allah” issue and the seizure of Bibles.

“Christians protested peacefully and according to proper legal channels. (But) they became easy targets (for Malay NGOs) because they are the smallest of the minority religious groups.”