KUALA LUMPUR: Based on the anti-ICERD rally turnout today, Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan expressed confidence that the Pakatan Harapan government can also be rejected.
This is based on the 30,000 participants who showed up at the anti-ICERD rally today.
They filled not only Jalan Raja, in front of Dataran Merdeka, but also spilled over to Masjid Jamek and Jalan Raja Laut.
“If there are this many Malay Muslims gathered here today, we can not only reject ICERD but also the Pakatan Harapan government.
“We are sitting on this lorry today because we lost. Serves us right. To restore the dignity of the Malays, we must now stand united,” he said in his speech at the anti-ICERD rally here.
Mohamad also wooed PAS supporters when he said there is no other formula available for them to achieve victory except for the two biggest Malay parties in the nation to unite.
He said anything is possible, including reclaiming Putrajaya, at the next general election should the Malays unite.
Meanwhile, PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man today gave the Pakatan Harapan government three warnings at the rally.
He said failure to adhere to these warnings will result in the people rising to overthrow the ruling government at GE15.
“First warning, foreign countries should not meddle in the affairs of Malaysia’s administration. We know what we should do in our own country.
“Second warning, if Pakatan Harapan continues to dilly dally, the people will be ready to assemble in Putrajaya.
“Third warning, extremists must not meddle in national affairs. They must be stopped immediately. If they continue to do so, then people will rise and ensure Pakatan Harapan falls at the next general election,” he said.
In his speech, Tuan Ibrahim said participants of the rally, mostly Malay Muslims, were not acting against the interests of other races. He emphasised that they respected other religions or had no intention of taking over the lands belonging to other races.
He said the assembly was meant to defend Malay rights, defend the right of Islam and defend Malay reserve land, as promised by the Federal Constitution.
He also said the United Nations’ International Convention on The Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) needs to be opposed for the benefit of future generations.