Monday , April 12 2021

Umno hits DAP's call to support ICERD ratification

Events have been held in protest of the government's plan to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Jaya: Umno reminded DAP today that government change did not mean that people agreed to the party's equal ideology after two of its representatives urged DAP to support the ratification of UN treaties.

Umno Vice President Mohamad Hasan also said that all attempts to change Malaysian image and the nature of it were dangerous in a pluralistic and multicultural country such as Malaysia.

"DAP and Pakatan Harapani (PH) have no authority to do what they like, even though they win the last general election," said former Besar, Negeri Sembilan.

Mohamad or Tok Mat responded to the participation of Trans representative Chow Yu Hui & Tanah Rat, Chiong Yoke Kong, to a party defending the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

Chow and Chiong said that ICERD was in line with the party's "Setapak Declaration 1967" and would understand the Malaysian Malaysian aspirations.

Duo said that according to the Setapak Declaration, Malaysian languages ​​should not be separated with stickers, such as "Bumiputera" and "non-Bumiputera".

But Mohamad said that DAP representatives would understand the "Bumiputeran" and "non-Bumiputera" concept agreed upon who have prepared a federal constitution, taking into account the country's social fabric.

"It is not a policy that is intended to overthrow all races, but which prevents polarization and reduces the gap in different races."

He went on to warn that all attempts to get rid of "Bumiputera" and "non-Bumiputera" could lead to racial discrimination.

"DAP is naive and irresponsible to assume that all Bumiputeras will be able to compete on a level playing field.

"And even if they can, Malays and Bumiputeras will not give up their special rights as recorded in the federal constitution."

The ICERD debate was recently intensified when some groups claimed that the special rights of Bumiputeras, as well as the Malaysian language and Islamic positions, would weaken if Malaysia ratified the agreement.

Several rallies had been arranged to oppose the UN treaty.

Last week, the Third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations (Geneva) in Geneva, Switzerland, confirmed the government's decision to ratify all remaining UN treaties, including ICERD.

Ramlan Ibrahim, Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry, said that Putrajaya will consider ratifying the treaties after consultation with stakeholders.

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