Sunday, May 18, 2008
Dr M also plays the racial card
Even Dr Mahathir Mohamad cannot resist playing the racial card when he faced the Umno crowd. It was all about the perceived threat, mostly imagined, that the Malays were losing their rights to non-Malays.Umno seems to believe that one way of winning back the Malay votes is to re-emphasise its role as the protector of Malay rights. But the results of the last polls showed that it did not hurt PKR a bit even with Anwar Ibrahim saying the NEP has become irrelevant. The MCA has now talked about adopting a multi-racial approach with some even thinking that in the long run, the party has to evolved into a totally different structure. The Chinese community is shrinking, that's a reality. But Umno has not shown enough willingness to adapt and change when Malaysians have changed. There is no more future for communal politics.