Gerakan man urges Umno to tone down racial rhetoric

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As Umno rallies its members to face the forthcoming 14th general election, a Barisan Nasional component party leader has suggested that Umno's calls for Malays to unite be replaced with one that appeals to all Malaysians.

Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong in a Facebook post today shared a photograph from the ongoing Umno general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, where a large banner was displayed with the slogan "Bersatu Melayu".

"I wonder what the reaction would be if an organisation displays a banner of 'Bersatu Iban' or 'Bersatu India' or 'Bersatu Cina' or 'Bersatu Kadazan'?" said Yong. "Don't get me wrong, (it has) nothing to do with race or religion. Ideally, it sounds better if (it says) 'Bersatu Rakyat Malaysia' #1Malaysia...

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