PETALING JAYA: DAP’s statements and actions clearly show that it wants the Chinese community to be under its thumb, says Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic).
“Is DAP acting as a ‘big brother’ to the Chinese community in the country?
“Their statements and actions clearly prove that they want the Chinese community in Malaysia to be under DAP’s thumb.
“This is something not healthy for Malaysia, ” the former PKR vice-president said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. (May 11).
She noted that DAP had shown its true colours when it was part of the Pakatan Harapan government based on her past working relationship with the party.
“My experience with them in the Pakatan government administration for 22 months revealed the true stripes of DAP who was itself trying to be dominant in the Chinese community, ” she added.
Zuraida said this was evident from their decision to channel special funds to private colleges directly from the Finance Ministry and not through the Education Ministry.
"DAP, through such means, strengthened its grip on the Chinese community. Everything they do or say is catered to the Chinese community, even though they are not the community's only representative," she added.
She said that there should be no more claims of being "big brother" to a particular race.
“The new face of politics in Malaysia should be based on true harmony, not rhetoric.
"Any leader should be a leader for all races," she said.
Zuraida was responding to a Facebook post by Johor DAP chief Liew Chin Tong on Monday (May 10) advising Umno to drop its "big brother" mentality.
Liew said Umno should learn to work together with other parties and "not get stuck with an archaic mentality".