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SHAH ALAM: Gerakan leaders and members who make racist remarks would be severely dealt with including given the sack, said its president Datuk Mah Siew Keong.

“If anyone in Gerakan issues a racist remark, we will take action including sacking him,” he said when delivering his presidential policy speech at the 43rd Gerakan National Delegates Conference, here, today.

Mah also proposed that Barisan Nasional component party members take the same measure to protect and strengthen unity of the people in the country.

He said stern action was necessary as more political leaders and members were touching on racist issues or projecting extremism which offended certain quarters.

Mah said extreme racist remarks also caused him to stop surfing the Internet before going to bed since seven months ago, while it was his daily routine previously.

“I stopped surfing the Internet because I could not sleep after that. It’s not because of the negative comments or personal attacks on me, as being a political party leader, I am used to it.

“But it is because when I read the blogs or Facebook, the comments made by the young generation are very racist and they are our future leaders,” he said, adding that

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang is trying to seek political mileage by making criticisms based on the distorted truth by the online media regarding the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s speech during the MCA 61 AGM last Sunday, said Penang MCA deputy chief Tan Teik Ching.

“Kit Siang had accused the Prime Minister of secretly advocating the call of “you help me, I help you” after the online media had inaccurately reported Datuk Seri Najib as saying that the Chinese community