KUALA LUMPUR: Non-Malay communities should not be worried over the Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah 2019 (Ummah Unity Gathering), says Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
He said the main aim of the gathering was to unite both Umno and PAS first before working with the other races for the betterment of the country.
"If the majority race of the country is united, then there will be peace and prosperity. But after the GE14, the Malays felt unease as the Pakatan Harapan government seems to have specific agendas.
"This has resulted Malays feeling pressured in their own country," he said in his speech on the first day of the gathering on Friday (Sept 13).
Mohamad Hasan also rubbished fears that the gathering would see chaos in the city.
"There are a lot of statements made about this gathering which do not make sense.
"We are gathered today not to break down doors, to cause damage or problems in the city.
"The gathering is to show that we can unite," he said.
PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man also assured that there will be no issue on seat allocation for the next general election following the pact between the Islamist party and Umno.
He also noted that the two parties were committed in protecting the rights and interests of non-Malays if it managed to take over the Federal Government.
"Umno and its alliance had ruled the country for more than 60 years at the federal level while PAS has helmed Kelantan for more than 20 years.
"It is unlikely that suddenly, there will be a Taliban-style government or more racial problems in the future," said the Kubang Kerian MP in his speech.
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also took a swipe at the Pakatan government, particularly DAP.
"Although the new government is seen to be led by the Malays, but it is indirectly run by DAP," he said.
He cited the example where the halal logo certification, which had come under Jakim (Malaysian Islamic Development Department), is now under the Finance Ministry.
"And we all know who runs the Finance Ministry," said the Bera MP.
In his speech, he also reminded those gathered that Malays make up almost 70% of the country with more than 50% of the Malay votes going to Umno and PAS.
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