Fireman’s death turns Malays off Pakatan’s Indian candidate

Sheridan Mahavera

KAMARULZAMAN Yunus is having a hard time convincing his neighbours in Kampung Beletik, deep in the Malay heartland of Jelai, to vote for Pakatan Harapan because its candidate is Indian.

“They tell me that they will not have a problem voting for PH if the candidate is not Indian. But because he is Indian, they won’t vote for him,” said Kamarulzaman, an activist with Amanah, the PH component party campaigning for M. Manogaran in the village.

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  • UMNO has succeeded in inciting racial hatred in this peaceful community which has lived in relative peace and harmony for generations. What a despicable party UMNO is to use hate speech against another ethnic group just to win the by-election. Elections Commission and PDRM should act decisively now to stop further acts by UMNO to polarise the voters.

    Posted 1 year ago by Panchen Low

    • Agree. If PH as the governing body cannot enforce the rule of laws now, then Msia has no hope and will be a member inthe club of doom

      Posted 1 year ago by Anjing kawan Kucing Comel

  • UMNO is good when it comes to kampung folks, playing with ignorance.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • Can't win those with racist blood in them, look for other people to work with.

    Posted 1 year ago by Butter Scotch

  • In GE14,93% of Malays in Cameron voted for BN.So this time its going to be the same.So whats the big deal.Thus time the Aski and Indian votes will be the king makers,not racist malay votes.

    Posted 1 year ago by Soma Govin

  • Very sad mentality of some Malays brainwashed by UMNO and PAS.

    Posted 1 year ago by Malaysia Baru 09052018