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‘Umno leaders’ popularity among Chinese doesn’t matter’

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

It is immaterial which Umno leader is most popular amongst the Chinese Malaysian community, according to Asia Institute Tasmania director James Chin, because their party would not be accepted.

“No matter how popular they are, the majority of Chinese voters cannot accept them because their party Umno represents racism and Islamisation,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted today.

Chin was responding to a survey conducted by the Chinese-language daily Oriental Daily, which was published yesterday.

The daily reported that out of 14,602 respondents, an overwhelming majority had polled “none of the above” when asked which of four Umno leaders should lead the country...

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