Former Umno secretary-general Mustapha Yaakob ticked off Dr Mahathir Mohamad as being more racist than any other Malaysian prime minister.
During the Mahathir’s tenure, none from other races were appointed secretary general in any ministry, said the former Umno leader.
The Umno veteran went on explaining that under Najib’s administration, other races are given fair opportunity to helm government departments as secretary generals.
“In fact, all government aides are appointed irrespective of race or religion,” Mustapha was reported by theSundaily as saying.
Mustapha was reportedly upset over Mahathir’s comment in The Economist that Prime Minister Najib Razak was a racist, dividing Muslims and non-Muslims.
“Mahathir should explain in detail what he meant by saying that Najib was being racist.
“Under Mahathir’s administration, were there other races appointed as secretary-general in any ministry?” Mustapha questioned.
Mustapha further slammed Mahathir for taking over DAP’s role by attacking Umno and its leadership.
“Is he now DAP’s new spokesman?” he asked.
He was also surprised that Mahathir, who had never believed in foreign media during his time as prime minister, was now using these same agencies to attack Najib and Umno.