PKR vice president Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan suggested that the Barisan Nasional (BN) re-look at the need to have racial-based political parties in the country.
“What does 1Malaysia mean? It is a concept where everybody is equal and they respect each other,” he said, adding that having only one political party for Malaysians would be the way to promote the 1Malaysia concept.
Jeffrey said this when asked to comment on UPKO Youth Chief Arthur Sen’s statement alleging that the Sabah Cabinet which has 3 Deputy Chief Ministers, does not reflect the 1Malaysia concept.
Jeffrey said,” On one level I agree with the statement but on the other level I question the root of the problem which is promoting racial-based political parties”
There should be only one political party which is based on the people’s ideology so there are more Ministers to look after the interest of everyone instead of a particular community, he said.
“This means no Umno, MCA, UPKO or MIC. That would be better and there is no discrimination,” he stressed.
Meanwhile Sen made clarification to his earlier statement. He pointed out that the one DCM concept was done before the PBS rule and all the states, except Sabah, Sarawak and Penang, practice the one DCM concept.