GERAKAN adviser Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik has said Barisan Nasional component parties were treated like beggars.
In an exclusive interview with Sin Chew Daily, Dr Lim said Barisan failed to treat all its component parties fairly.
He also said that although the rights of Malays were protected in the Constitution, other races also had their rights.
As shown from results of the recent general election, Dr Lim believed that the people wanted a multi-racial party that treated all races fairly.
He warned that parties like Umno, MCA and MIC would have to dissolve if they failed to adopt a multi-racial approach.
On Gerakan, Dr Lim said that although it was a multi-racial party, it still lost in the recent general election.
He blamed the outcome on Barisan sending Gerakan candidates to contest in non-Malay majority areas.
“Why are the non-Malays angry with Barisan? It is because they see that Umno has become proud. Some are also unhappy with the racist remarks of certain Umno leaders,” he said.