As reported, "Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak made a plea to the Chinese and Indian communities in Permatang Pauh - come back to the Barisan Nasional's fold.".
Who is the right frame of mind, be it a sane Malay or a sane Chinese or a sane Indian would vote for Barisan Nasional (read : UMNO)?.
Don't beg for votes as long as UMNO still practice racial policies which is supporting the 'Ketuanan Melayu'. The people are fed-up with the racial nonsense you people are preaching, the people wants a change, the people wants 'Ketuanan Rakyat' to prevail.
Also you mentioned few days ago that, "We hv never been racist, Umno is never a racist party and we will never be racist. Umno is a party for all Malaysians.".
Then what about the proclamation of 'Melayu Ditindas' and 'Hidup Melayu' by your UMNO people via huge banners during the Permatang Pauh by-election nomination day?.
Sir, would suggest that you don't be a hypocrite, you are what you are.
More in Malaysiakini, (http://malaysiakini.com/news/88061).
P/s ; Also, the 'political tsunami' on 8th August 2008 clearly indicates people don't really care who the candidate is and/or which race is the candidate is from, as long as the candidate is not from Barisan Nasional (read : UMNO), the votes won't go to him/her. Save your breath and perhaps enjoy the time before your early retirement.