Kuala Lumpur – The war of words between DAP and Pas has taken a turn for the worse, with Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Had Awang accusing DAP of trying to drive a wedge between the country’s ethnic communities.
Hadi in a statement said DAP’s insistence to push for local government elections in Penang could further worsen racial inequality in Chinese-dominated urban areas and lead to discontent.
He added such racial discontent, if allowed to fester, could result in a repeat of the May 13, 1969 riots.
“In a plural society, we should not consider the political victory and economic dominance of just one political party,” Hadi said in a statement posted on Harakah’s website.
“We should not propose something that could lead to instability, widen the gap between rural and urban areas, and, most terrifyingly of all, cause tension that could lead to a repeat of the May 13 riots,” he said. – NST