12 October 2015
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sought to reach out to ethnic Chinese voters yesterday by pledging to “do more” for the community should they support the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
“You must show support. If you show support we have no problem giving more. But you must come forward to support me. If not I’ll get the heat,” said the BN chairman at the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) annual general assembly.
“They will say, you give them so much, but then they never support you. This is difficult lah,” he added, referring to the main Malay base in BN’s dominant party, United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).
… “So it is a chicken and egg scenario, with each side expecting the other side to make the first move before reciprocating,’’ said Dr Oh Ei Sun, now a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
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Last updated on 13/11/2015