Utusan warns of DAP entrapment

By Debra Chong | May 24, 2011
The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Umno’s Utusan Malaysia warned today the Malay community against falling for the DAP’s Malay spiel, saying it was an election ruse for the party to capture Putrajaya.

In its editorial today titled “Jangan terperangkap ‘hajat besar’ DAP” (“Don’t be trapped by DAP’s ‘grand intent’”), the Malay daily said the Chinese-majority party had grand ambitions that stretched all the way to ruling Malaysia.

The paper was riding on Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s reported “expose” yesterday of a presumed systematic movement to capture Perak, Malacca amd Negri Sembilan in the coming 13th general election.

It noted some might find the allegation hard to believe because it sounds illogical as the DAP is not widely received by the majority and has been publicly rejected especially among the Malays.

But it insisted the reality remained as the DAP was planning a systematic move to “capture Malaysia as was carried out by its ‘big brother’, the PAP, in Singapore”.

“It’s not only the Malays in the three states but the entire country who must be careful with that DAP move.

“The DAP is looking for Malays as candidates only to ensure if it wins, a mentri besar or chief minister in a Malay-majority state hails from the party,” Utusan said in its opinion piece that seemed for all intents and purposes to rouse racial sentiments among its readers.

It claimed the Chinese-led opposition party has never been comfortable nor honest with the Malays and Muslims in Malaysia.

“In the name of democracy and equal rights, the DAP has frequently and openly questioned the special rights of the Malays,” it said, adding in order to achieve its goal to capture even more state governments and ultimately the federal government, the party was “willing to do anything including pretending to champion the Malays”.

It stressed that whoever from the Malay race was willing to stand on a DAP ticket in GE 13 will become a tool that will betray his own race only to fulfil the DAP’s political goal.

“Malays in the opposition parties including PAS and PKR should see and realise the DAP’s honesty here,” it said.

It said the DAP does not care about its partners in planning this systematic move, and that once again Malays have no excuse to allow themselves to be trapped into fulfilling the DAP’s “grand desire.”

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 - 12:24 pm

    Everyday we r inundated with vituperative remarks n poisons fr racist UmnoB
    How can dis nation b 1M’sia or M’sian M’sia when UmnoB is playing with racial fire n scaremongering based on racial lies
    Dis nation can only move on after burying race-based political parties, such as UmnoB, MCA, MIC, etc

  2. #2 by waterfrontcoolie on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 - 1:23 pm

    I think DAP should continue its policy of championing for ALL Malaysians no matter what Umno may scream. Even if DAP has able Malays within the party, they should be encouraged to take the lead. So long, we have Good Malaysian leaders to lead, DAP should accept them. We certainly do not want people who base their actions on racial line. With Malays forming some 60% of the population, a good majority of the poors will be Malays. The only issue is NEP has be used to feather only those with connections to BN! And UM is in cathoot with BN to mislead the rurasl poors! That is the main problem!

  3. #3 by airbusA380 on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 - 1:52 pm

    The more Utusan wrote about DAP, the more DAP must work hard to win in the next GE.

    Don’t mind what Utusan says. DAP should prove to them that DAP is able to reach more malay voters,more supports from the malays

  4. #4 by dagen on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 - 2:19 pm

    Anything wrong with DAP’s plan to capture putrajaya. No secrets. Nothing confidential. It is in the open. DAP has always made it known that umno despite having been given a 50yr chance has bungled big time. DAP has made it clear that it is time some one else take over. This fact is well known to all. For the better of everyone, DAP wants to take over umno in putrajaya jointly with the other pakatan members. Who does not know that? So what trap is that stupid paper talking about?


  5. #5 by Loh on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 - 3:39 pm

    ///It stressed that whoever from the Malay race was willing to stand on a DAP ticket in GE 13 will become a tool that will betray his own race only to fulfil the DAP’s political goal.///–Utusan

    It must then be true that MCA standing on BN ticket has been a tool of UMNO to betray the Chinese only to fulfill UMNO ketuanan agenda.

    DAP is a party for all Malaysians, unlike UMNO which is only for Malays. MCA and MIC have been stupid to trust that a party which declares that it serves the interest of Malays would ever care for non-Malays. So MCA and MIC only serves UMNO interest to make UMNO the government, and they can only wish that UMNO would give them face, but not the right as equal citizens. So Chinese and Indians should wake up and send MCA and MIC to hell.

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