Najib: No ‘Malay tsunami’ at the coming polls as suggested by DAP

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak assured the Chinese community that there will be no “Malay tsunami” at the coming polls.
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak warned the Chinese community of the DAP’s claim of a “Malay tsunami” which would allegedly swing Malay votes in favour of the opposition at the coming polls.

“I can assure you there will be no Malay tsunami against the government. That strategy, if it works, will only be detrimental to the Chinese community,” reported Bernama.

“This is because we need a strong Chinese representation in the government for the Chinese community.”

He added that the DAP’s “cut-throat strategy” of contesting directly against MCA and Gerakan is a big mistake that is bad for the Chinese community.

Najib was speaking at the launch of the Kuen Cheng High School campus redevelopment in Jalan Syed Putra in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (April 23).

He said that the Chinese community currently comprise about 23% of the Malaysian population but only 6% of Chinese elected representatives in Parliament support the Government, reported The Star.

“This isn’t sustainable in the long run. It will work against the Chinese community.”

Najib said that the MCA and Gerakan have been “working tirelessly” to support the Chinese community and that he constantly gets requests from MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong on how more can be done.

He said that the government has been constantly solving issues for the community and had approved the setting up of 10 new Chinese primary schools, of which three were launched in Johor recently.