PETALING JAYA: A PKR leader has slammed MCA for playing the religious card in defending Najib Razak against the backlash over alleged preferential treatment for the imprisoned former prime minister.
PKR deputy information chief Chua Wei Kiat also said MCA had resorted to a tactic similar to one employed by PAS.
“We understand that the general election is around the corner and that every political party is trying their best to woo voters.
“But in this case, it is clear MCA had misused religion to win over hardcore Umno and Najib supporters,” he said in a statement.
Chua was responding to a tweet by MCA vice-president Ti Lian Ker who questioned why Najib was not accorded any sympathy, especially among the Malay and Muslims.
Ti, who is also the deputy youth and sports minister, said yesterday he did not understand why there was so much hate against politicians
“Where is the culture of forgiveness of the Malays?” he asked.
Two days ago, health minister Khairy Jamaluddin revealed that Najib was transferred to the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (HRC) on Monday for follow-up treatment.
He denied allegations on social media that the Pekan MP, who is serving time in prison for corruption in the SRC International case, was being given special treatment.
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