thenutgraph | ....PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali says the party is committed to multi-racial politics and policies but certain Umno politicians have been fanning racial sentiments. These have overshadowed PKR's attempts to highlight the viability of its ideals.
Hence, PKR's response to Umno's ketuanan Melayu has been ketuanan rakyat but it's hard to tell how much traction the latter has gained within the public realm. Syed Husin adds that the Umno-controlled media have also distorted or not reported on PKR's multi-racial position.
"The media under Umno's control wants to exploit racial issues to erode Malay support for PKR. If possible, they want to force (Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri) Khalid Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat out in the next general election," Syed Husin tells The Nut Graph. PKR, DAP and PAS are members of the loose Pakatan Rakyat coalition which is in power in five states.
Indeed, Khalid was the one who proposed that Universiti Teknologi Mara recruit more non-bumiputera students. He also promoted Low Siew Moi as Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) acting general manager, despite protests from Umno and PAS.... more.
Nov 27, 2008