KUALA LUMPUR, May 9- DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang today called for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to apologise over their “irresponsible and unMalaysian” remarks.
“They must each apologise as their remarks have been completely at variance with the policies of 1Malaysia, if there is going to be national reconciliation.
“They have indulged in irresponsible race-baiting and inflammatory incitements, totally careless and reckless about the harm they are doing to race relations in the country,” said Lim at a press conference held at the DAP headquarters today.
Lim referred to Najib who, after the election results were made known, had mentioned about a “Chinese tsunami” and had his statement supported by Muhyiddin who said it was “unhealthy in a multi-racial society like Malaysia to allow one community supporting one side and another race supporting another as it would lead to tension in inter-racial relations and political instability.”
Lim however argued that the statements made were based on total fallacies, as the general election was not a battle between the Chinese versus the Malays, but one multi-racial coalition against another.
“Yes, the Barisan Nasional (BN) has lost significant Chinese voter support, but the Pakatan Rakyat is representative of all Malaysians,” he said.