A local non-profit youth organisation has decried the use of racial and religious sentiments by candidates in the upcoming Melaka elections.
The group, Architects of Diversity Malaysia (AOD), said in a statement that “it’s high time politicians stop exploiting race and religion while campaigning”, as it detracts from the real issues of the day.
“(Instead they should) focus on policies and what they can really do to uplift the people’s lives,” said AOD Senior Associate Mayna Patel.
AOD had launched a online campaign – dubbed #KamiNampak – which seeks to monitor the candidates social media pages for such remarks, and perhaps unsurprisingly, there were more than a handful.
As of yesterday, 17 November, the group has recorded a staggering 17 instances of racial and religious remarks being used, with none of the three…