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Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur December 1, 2016. — Bernama picUmno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur December 1, 2016. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — There will be “extreme liberalism” if opposition party DAP comes into power in the next general elections, Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak warned party delegates today.

The Pekan MP said the social democrat party will also spread “dangerous” secular ideologies if it governs the country.

“If the country falls into the hands of DAP who practise extreme liberalism and dangerous secular understanding, our rights and special position will be eroded,” he said during the Umno general assembly.

Najib however did not elaborate what “extreme liberalism” entails.

He claimed that major Bumiputera institutions such as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) and its Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and will be eroded should such a situation occurs.

“The higher education institution that was the pride of Malays and Bumiputera for 60 years, UiTM will no longer be able to maintain its philosophy,” said Najib.

“If Malays understand what I’m saying and the consequences, they will hold on to Umno for it is the only party that can preserve the future of their children,” he added.

He said that Malays will have to decide whether to maintain a government led by Umno or DAP.

“This is not a matter to be taken lightly because I am concerned there are still Malays and Bumiputras who are complacent about this matter,” he said.

While both parties are long-time political rivals, Umno has stepped up attacks against DAP recently after former Umno president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) forged a cooperation with the latter. 

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