Chinese acceptance of BN leaders no guarantee of votes, say observers

Khoo Gek San

Political observers say while the Chinese community is willing to work with moderate Barisan Nasional leaders who will listen to its concerns, it will not turn a blind eye to acts of corruption. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 31, 2022.

THE Chinese community has demonstrated its willingness to entertain Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders but this does not mean that they will be voting for the coalition in the next general election, political observers said.

Taking for example the reception of former prime minister Najib Razak at various Chinese community events. Community leaders said they are willing to invite Najib despite his being linked with a corruption scandal because he is not a religious extremist.

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