BN under Najib takes exploitation of ethnic differences to new heights, says analyst


Melati A. Jalil

Bridget Welsh, a visiting professor of political science at John Cabot University in Rome, says the Barisan Nasional government is using the tactic of exploiting ethnic differences to ensure it remains in power. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, December 18, 2017.

BARISAN Nasional under Prime Minister Najib Razak has taken the tactic of exploiting ethnic differences to new heights, said a political analyst.

Bridget Welsh, a visiting professor of political science at John Cabot University in Rome, said the resulting perception that emerged was that democracy was about displacement, and that allowing democracy gave power to the Chinese.


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  • And yet, LTLiow is confident of winning 50% of their candidates. Has he really thought Cina will vote for MCA for what DUMNO has been doing and MCA being an accomplice! MCA is so delusional.

    Posted 2 years ago by Vibnwis wis

  • It was not as if the races in Malaysia had a great relationship all along , and then najib came into the picture, and it all came tumbling after .

    Relationship between the races were never all that great in Malaysia . When the economy was doing well, everybody had their eye on the money, and racial relationship became better, simply because no one was paying attention to it.

    Najib’s biggest mistake in terms of race relationship is that he didn’t manage the economy well. When the economy was down , people reverted back their attention to racial matters, and racial relationship is worsened.

    Najib to me is guilty of worsening racial relationship in Malaysia as much as obama was guilty of worsening racial relationship in America - in other words , I don’t they they are personally guilty at all. Personally, I wont be surprised to find out that neither najib or obama are racist at all. If they are guilty of racism at all, I think it is in that they used racial discord that was already existing to their own advantage - that’s all.

    Malaysia itself has always been a racially divided place since the beginning.

    Posted 2 years ago by Nehru Sathiamoorthy