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In contrast, Mahathir noted that DAP had a more Malaysia flavour as its membership consists of Malays, Indians and natives of Sabah and Sarawak as well. He also noted that DAP uses the Malay language when holding key meetings.

Malaysiakini report, 2017

COMMENT | In response to this opening quote in 2017, provided this tidbit - “The one who declared (DAP leader) Lim Kit Siang as racist is (Dr) Mahathir (Mohamad) himself.

“Mahathir's tutelage to hate DAP and Lim was among the reasons which influenced the people and Umno members

“For decades, Mahathir did not have anything nice to say about DAP or Lim. Everyone is aware of this, unless you are a political greenhorn.”

Fast forward to December 2022, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, architect of a failed Umno bid for a clean sweep in the concluded general election and who is plagued with numerous corruption cases said this - “He was the one who indoctrinated us for 22 years and portrayed a negative picture of the party.”

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