From The Star 6 Feb 2008:
Don’t play racial card, parties warned
JITRA: Political parties have been warned not to dabble in sensitive issues when campaigning in the coming general election.
Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum said such issues could jeopardise the country’s unity even long after the election was over.
“Political campaigns using sensitive issues might be picked up by the media and will remain in the minds of the people until after the election.
“This could will lead to disharmony among the people,” he said after presenting school aid to more than 4,000 children in Kubang Pasu parliamentary constituency.
Mohd Johari said police would monitor campaigns conducted by political parties to ensure they would not use sensitive issues such as racial and religious issues.
He said stern action would be taken against political parties, which harp on sensitive issues during their campaigns.
Mohd Johari said he also believed Barisan Nasional candidates contesting in Kubang Pasu district could gain 5,000 additional votes from newly-registered voters.
When asked if he would be defending his seat Mohd Johari said he would leave it to the state party leader Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid and party president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to decide on his status.
“Ah Pek, sit down and keep quiet!”
“I’m talking about Muslims, not keling.”
- Badruddin Amiruldin ( Deputy Permanent Chairman of UMNO)
“Datuk Hisham has unsheathed his keris, waved his keris, kissed his keris. We want to ask Datuk Hisham when is he going to use it?”
“Force must be used against those who refused to abide by the social contract.”
- Hashim Suboh (Deputy Chief of UMNO Kangar)
“Malays will kill Chinese, Chinese will kill Malays, Indians will kill everybody else.”
- Tengku Adnan (Tourism Minister under Barisan Nasional, Setiausaha Kerja of UMNO)
“Burn down the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.”
- Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir (Deputy Leader of UMNO Youth)
- Hishammuddin Hussein (Education Minister under Barisan Nasional, Chairman of UMNO Youth Wing)
“Revoke the citizenship of those who opposed the Malay rulers.”
“May 13 has begun.”
“Soak it (the keris) with Malaysian Chinese blood.”
- Najib Tun Razak (Prime Minister under Barisan Nasional, President of UMNO)
“The Jews robbed the Palestinians of everything, but in Malaysia they could not do so, hence they do this, depress the ringgit.”
“Today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them. They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong so they may enjoy equal rights with others.”
“1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews.”
- Mahathir bin Mohamad (Former Prime Minister under Barisan Nasional, UMNO member)
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