Umno will continue to champion Malay rights regardless of PPBM’s stand: Tok Mat

11-Jul-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) will replace Umno to safeguard the interests of the Malays has indirectly recognised Umno’s efforts all this while.

Umno deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the PPBM chair had made the statement because he realised that all this while, Umno had contributed a lot to uphold the Malay rights in the country.

“Dr Mahathir knows Umno has done a lot in protecting Malay interests and played an important role in safeguarding the Malays. That is why PPBM wants to replace Umno.

“If Umno did not play its role in upholding the Malay rights, then there is no need to replace us,” Mohamad told NSTP here today.

Dr Mahathir recently claimed that PPBM will replace Umno in becoming the protector and guardian of the Malay rights in this country.

He had said that the role is guaranteed as he is the leader of PPBM in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government which enables PH to administer the government.

Mohamad said even though Umno is now the opposition, (Umno) will never stop protecting Malay rights and will continue playing the role effectively.

“We are not the government therefore we will not make the policies. But, Umno will always be observing and protest any government policies which threaten Malay rights.

“But if the policies are good for the Malays, we will support it. There will be no issue in PPBM replacing Umno because we have an important role in observing the government’s actions,” he added.


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