BN’s biggest mistake in GE14 - playing the race card

Opinion  |  James Chai
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COMMENT | Everything is pointing to a BN campaign strategy of “one vote for Pakatan Harapan is one vote for DAP”. BN’s campaign videos on social media are primarily targeted against DAP. The caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak had even tweeted recently:

Saya perhati Dr Mahathir sebenarnya diperkudakan saja oleh DAP untuk pecah belah undi Melayu, seolah-olah DAP baik kepada orang Melayu. Hakikatnya, mana ada? DAP ini baik ke kepada Melayu, kepada Islam? Dr Mahathir sendiri cakap DAP Anti-Melayu dan Anti-Islam #CakapTakSerupaBikin

(I notice Dr Mahathir is actually only being used by DAP to divide the Malay votes, as if DAP is good to the Malays. The truth is, when has DAP ever been good to the Malays, to Islam? Dr Mahathir himself said DAP is anti-Malay and anti-Islam #notwalkingthetalk)

It is official. The race card is out.

BN is stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, Najib wants to retain some semblance of a “pahlawan” (warrior) fighting Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad head-on. On the other hand, BN knows that a straight fight with Mahathir will not end in their favour....

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