“Being in same govt doesn’t mean agreeing on everything,” UMNO Youth tells DAP

We will not back down or compromise with any decision concerning the interests of Islam, the Malays and the Malay rulers

(Focus Malaysia) – AN UMNO Youth leader has taken a pot shot at several DAP leaders for their “provocative” statements, saying that the DAP leadership should be more sensitive and respectful of the existing harmony rather than raising feelings of unease and pessimism among the people.

Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh was referring to DAP stalwart Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang’s remarks on whether a non-Malay can become the prime minister, as well as Federal Territories DAP chief Tan Kok Wai’s call for local council elections to be held in Kuala Lumpur, which he said were unnecessary and could trigger disharmony among Malaysians of various ethnicities.

“In fact, I believe certain quarters within the unity government are similarly uncomfortable (with such statements),” Akmal, who is also a Melaka executive councillor, said in a Facebook post on Monday (Dec 18).

“This is akin to intentional provocation against the status quo of the understanding that we have achieved among the races.”

Citing Tan’s call for the implementation of a local election in the capital city, Akmal noted that based on the census, there were 1,588,750 people residing in Kuala Lumpur, and out of that number, only 45.9% are Bumiputera.

“If local elections were to be held, an imbalance would occur and we can already expect what the outcome would be,” he remarked.

“For the past six decades, Malaysia has been government with the support and agreement of the majority. Such statements (by the DAP leaders) seemed to carry a hidden message.

“The DAP leadership should be more sensitive and respectful of our harmony, instead of raising feelings of unease and pessimism among the community and between the races.”

Akmal further stressed that UMNO Youth will never compromise with any such suggestions and actions.

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