‘Dr M’s ad­min­is­tra­tion was more racist’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PETALING JAYA: The ad­min­is­tra­tion of former premier Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad was more racist com­pared to the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion un­der Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak, said veteran Umno sec­re­tary-gen­eral Datuk Mustapha Yaakob.

While crit­i­cis­ing Ma­hathir for his re­cent com­ments to The Economist that Na­jib is di­vid­ing Mus­lims and non- Mus­lims, Mustapha ques­tioned the al­le­ga­tions of racism in Na­jib’s ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“Ma­hathir should ex­plain in de­tail what he meant by say­ing that Na­jib was be­ing racist.

“Un­der Ma­hathir’s ad­min­is­tra­tion, were there other races ap­pointed as sec­re­tary-gen­eral in any min­istry?

“How­ever, un­der Na­jib, other races are given the op­por­tu­nity to be­come a min­istry sec­re­tary-gen­eral. In fact, all gov­ern­ment pro­grammes and aides are ap­pointed ir­re­spec­tive of race or re­li­gion,” he said.

Mustapha said Ma­hathir had never be­lieved in re­ports by for­eign me­dia dur­ing his time as prime min­is­ter, but have been us­ing such re­ports lately to at­tack Na­jib and the Umno lead­er­ship.

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