|Monday, 06 June 2011 14:02|
Has DAP finally condoned Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia? Why? Why out of a sudden DAP plans to reach out to mass and the only way that they can think of is fielding Malay candidates. Malaysian political analyst and avid followers were blanched last week when DAP intended to field Malay candidates in the next general election. Umno top leaders have their own say about this issue.
It all began when Umno vice-president Zahid Hamidi exposed a plan by the DAP to name Malay candidates in several states in the next general election. "They're taking measures to ensure that the candidates (Malays) would be accepted by voters," he told reporters after opening the Masjid Tanah Umno divisional meeting few weeks ago.
Which state? One might ask. As cunning as DAP is, they will surely pick states such as Perak, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan. According to Zahid, DAP is hoping to conquer Perak and naming one of its own as mentri besar of the state. The party is also banking on their growing popularity in Melaka after successfully reclaiming Kota Melaka, a seat which the party lost in 2004.
*The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the writer.