By Lee Wei Lian
Oct 24 — Malays are now beggars in their own country and need to support Umno despite all its flaws or their pleas will be ignored, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
“We are beggars in our own country and need help from others to get even a little bit,” said Dr Mahathir at the Malay Economic Congress today.
He said that the position of Malays has deteriorated due to their split in political support and they needed to unite behind Umno despite all its flaws in order to became the kingmakers and gain attention from the country’s leadership.
“Even though they are defective (cacat), if they win because of our support and our unity, our memorandums will be effective as their dependence will be on us,” he said. “Now if they read the memo, they will say no. If we become kingmakers, they will heed us.”
He also said that the Malay economy depends on politics.
“Strengthening our politics is our way to achieve economic success,” he said.
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