PETALING JAYA: MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker has criticised DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng for playing up racial issues with his comments over the call by certain parties for Muslims to boycott non-Muslim products.
He said Lim was stirring up racial sentiments by trying to pit MCA and MIC against PAS and Umno, who Lim accused of being behind the boycott.
“Lim cleverly wants to up the ante on race and religion by trying to nitpick on MCA and MIC, and cunningly pitting them against PAS and Umno.
“It is this very cunning political trickery by the likes of Lim and other DAP leaders that have caused a rise in racial temperature, ” he said in a statement.
According to Ti, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong had already previously criticised the campaign to boycott non-Muslim products.
He said it was only after Dr Wee called for people to buy Malaysian products instead of campaigning against non-Muslim goods that Lim followed Dr Wee’s stance.
He urged Lim to stop stoking racial sentiments in order to divert attention from controversies linked to him, such as the Penang undersea tunnel project.