Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the Umno General Assembly 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, December 10, 2015. — Bernama pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — Pakatan Harapan criticised Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today over his racial remarks at the Umno general assembly when he accused the opposition pact of being anti-Islam and anti-Malay.
The federal opposition coalition comprising the DAP, PKR and Amanah stressed that they fully upheld the Federal Constitution, including provisions relating to the position of the Bumiputera, Islam, the institution of the Malay rulers, and the Malay language.
“His statement is not surprising because every time Umno faces a crisis, it will use scare tactics to frighten the people with racial issues and foreign invasions,” PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu said in a joint statement.
“Pakatan Harapan calls on the people, especially the Malays, not to be trapped in the racial game,” they added.
Najib, who is also Umno president, said in a speech at the opening of the Umno general assembly yesterday that if the Malay ruling party was rejected in the next general election, Malays and Muslims would be at the hands of Pakatan Harapan, which he claimed was dominated by the DAP whom he tarred as anti-Islam and anti-Malay. – Malay Mail Online