KUALA LUMPUR - Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged Malays to unite for their own good or risk losing a government that looks after their interests.
In a speech at the Kelab Sultan Sulaiman yesterday evening organised by Gerakan Melayu Bersatu Demi Islam, Dr Mahathir said Malays are now divided, and that could mean defeat for Umno by the next general election.
"If that happens, I'm scared that it could spell the end of Umno, who takes care of the Malays," he said, adding that an alternative government in Malaysia would be "led by DAP", which does not have the interests of Malays at heart.
To prevent that from happening, the people could give constructive criticism to the Government to keep it from straying from the right path.
He added that it was up to the people to make sure the leaders of the country do not go about doing things the wrong way.
"We are lucky to live in a country which is spared from wars and major disasters like earthquakes and volcanoes. So let us all work together to preserve what we have instead of being divided," he said.