The Sunday Times, March 15,
Tunku Abdul Rahman today reaffirmed
his faith in the Malayan Chinese Association.
He said the People's Action Party
was trying to supplant the MCA by trying to align
itself with Umno.
"But we don't want them,"
he said amidst loud cheers as he launched the
Alliance election campaign with a rally in Serdang
Bahru, 12 miles from Kuala Lumpur.
The Tunku then referred to
"Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's party".
"The party was not so strong really", he
"The PAP supported Malaysia and fought hard
for the State's entry into Malaysia and that is why
it was so successful"
The Tunku went on: "The PAP wants to teach us
what is good for us. We know what is good for us, and
what is bad.
"What the PAP really wants is to displace the
MCA. They say they want to join Umno but we don't
want them." (Loud cheers rang out).
Umno would stand "solidly" by the MCA
with whom it had worked "so harmoniously"
to bring about peace, prosperity and unity among the
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