Burhanuddin Helmy was a prominent Tanah Melayu era nationalist of the 1940s.
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah possesses a strong nationalistic spirit too. Don’t forget that he once founded a party called Semangat 46.
Going into 2021 (Mahathir’s Vision 2020 having crashed and burned) and with GE15 coming up, Ku Li just wanted to be clear about Chinese sentiments with regard to nationalism.
Responses from Chinese in social media to the recent proposal by Tengku Razaleigh were most predictable, i.e. They were nasty, brutish, and gave short shrift to his idea.
But do remember also that KuLi is the Umno advisor.
I can make an educated guess as to how he will advise his party later when the DAP desperately invites Umno to join forces in order to grab power.
In other words, the Dapsters failed his test because they can’t avoid showing their usual true colours.
2021 is already off to a good start!