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COMMENT Last week, the local Twittersphere was abuzz with rumours that Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) had quietly agreed to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng assuming the premiership in the event that the opposition wins the next elections.

We all know that these rumours are part of an intense propaganda campaign being waged by desperate and unscrupulous people to discredit the opposition and sow division within its ranks.

In this instance, the goal was to discredit Amanah by insinuating that it had sold out to DAP (read: the Chinese) and that a vote for the opposition would put the Chinese in the ascendency to the detriment of Malays.

Such outrageous racism has, unfortunately, become standard fare in Malaysia. It goes without saying that DAP, which draws its support mainly from Chinese voters, is a convenient target.

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