CYBERJAYA: Lim Guan Eng today accused the opposition of playing the race card on the Tanjung Piai by-election campaign trail, days after the prime minister made a similar charge.
The DAP secretary-general said the opposition would tell Chinese voters that he was anti-Chinese while Malay voters would be told he was anti-Malay.
“But it doesn’t make sense does it?
“What we are, is that we are pro-Malaysian and pro-principles,” he told reporters after attending a luncheon here.
Lim, who is the finance minister, was asked on the possibility of the opposition playing the race card over the lack of funding for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.
Putrajaya previously said it would provide at least RM30 million on condition MCA relinquishes control of the institution.
To this, Lim said: “Of course they will play the race card.”
On Monday, Dr Mahathir Mohamad accused MCA of playing the race card when canvassing for votes in Tanjung Piai.
Mahathir, who is Pakatan Harapan chairman, said the Chinese-based party was playing up race issues, similar to what Umno was doing.
“Everything, in particular when attacking the DAP, is about racial issues,” said Mahathir.