DAP: Liow dancing to Umno's 'racist' tune
Published:  Sep 3, 2015 3:19 AM
Updated: 4:15 AM

MCA president Liow Tiong Lai has been accused of dancing to Umno's 'racist' tune over Bersih 4.

DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke took issue that Liow blamed DAP for an incident at the rally where two participants stomped on a photograph of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

"While the act of picture-stomping was inappropriate, it was definitely not the case of Chinese against Malay leaders.

"It was an expression of deep frustration among the people against a scandalous prime minister," he said in a statement today.

He added the action of some overzealous participants was beyond the control of organisers.

Loke said while Liow was quick to jump on the picture stomping issue, he did not "utter a single word" when a group of anti-Bersih protesters poured red paint on Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah's effigy.

"By doing so, he is abetting Umno to turn Bersih 4 into a racial issue and to divert the attention of the focus of the rally.

"I want to remind Liow that the 'hatred' towards the BN government under Najib is not DAP’s fault.

"It is Najib’s own doing as the people are not stupid to believe that someone will just donate RM2.6 billion into his personal account without any strings attached," he said.

Loke suggested that Liow learn from MCA elder Dr Ling Liong Sik, who was present at one of the solidarity Bersih 4 rallies in Perth, over why people were turning up at the protest.

The Kuala Lumpur rally, supported by over 70 other solidarity rallies across the globe, called for reforms and the resignation of Najib.

Yesterday, Liow had accused DAP of spreading racial hatred and warned that the party would be responsible for the consequences.

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