The return of race, religious rhetoric


Chan Kok Leong

People in a Kedah village pass party flags in the run-up to the 2018 general election. Umno, PAS and Bersatu are expected to resort to tried and tested Malay-Muslim rhetoric as another election looms on the horizon. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 12, 2021.

UMNO, PAS and Bersatu are expected to ratchet up Malay-Muslim fervour in the run up to the 15th general election, after toning down religious rhetoric for the year since the majority-Malay Perikatan Nasional government ousted Pakatan Harapan.

A national poll is expected towards the end of the year, after the state of emergency is lifted in August, or early next year.


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  • The only hope for Malaysia to succeed economically is for the more moderate Malays to digest the damage done to the country over the past 60 yrs with such rhetoric and policies. It needs to be corrected and moderated for the well being of the country. The majority of the current crop of politicians in power are a selfish bunch, only there for their personal agenda.

    Posted 2 months ago by Edwin N

  • Let us all vow to defeat PAS and UMNO once and for all in the coming election. Only with the extinction of these two parties will Malaysia get her two feet out of the mud and move forward.

    Posted 2 months ago by Tanahair Ku