Bila merujuk kepada majoriti pengundi Melayu di Permatang pauh, BN mula memainkan isu perkauman. Ceh ... perjuangan bangsa melayu konon ... Kerana ghairah dengan lakunan semangat kemelayuan ini, maka Ketua wanita Gerakan. Datuk Tan Lian Hoe, melahirkan rasa kecewanya.
Rujuk berita BERNAMA 17/8/2008
Earlier, he accompanied Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in a meeting with leaders of Chinese non-governmental organisations and Islamic religious class teachers here Sunday.
Tan who is Deputy Information Minister, told reporters after the annual conference of Perak Gerakan delegates in Ipoh Sunday that party grassroots were unhappy with BN leaders who used racial issues to gain political support.
Dr Koh said that probably, Tan raised the matter because as Deputy Information Minister, she received information from the Chinese community and grassroots.
It would not become an issue, he said and added that he would continue to campaign for the BN candidate in the Permatang Pauh by-election as Penang BN chairman.