Nga: New Malaysia Should “Move Away from Race-Based Politics”

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Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming is urging the Pakatan Harapan government to shift away from race-based politics in shaping a new Malaysia.

His call comes after the controversy following Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s surprise proposal for all Malay-based parties in the country to join Bersatu, including the latter’s former party Umno.

“The most important thing is the Buku Harapan is the blueprint and guiding principle for all Harapan leaders. I believe it does not mention anything about inviting Umno nor Malays party (into the coalition).

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“It is time for us to move away from race-based politics, and create a new Malaysia,” he told reporters in Parliament today.

Nga, who is also deputy Dewan Rakyat speaker and Teluk Intan MP, stated that DAP emphasised a clean government.

He added: “We have to reject any leader who involved in corruption, this is DAP’s strong stand.

“We must have a clean government, so any leaders with stains should not be accepted.

Also, all parties should care about the benefits of all the people, which is in line with the vision of new Malaysia.”

Nga did not name any particular corrupt leader.

However, several Umno leaders and former cabinet ministers, including former premier Najib Abdul Razak and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, have pleaded not guilty to a slew of graft charges and are on trial. – Malaysiakini