'Pakatan has made significant headway in many areas throughout Malaysia and not just in the Chinese community, Lim asserted.
He listed six parliamentary seats - P36 Kuala Terengganu, P39 Dungun (Terengganu), P9 Alor Setar (Kedah), P74 Lumut (Perak), P113 Sepang (Selangor), and P174 Penampang (Sabah) - where Pakatan has seen gains, even though each has 50 percent Malay votes or more in the respective constituencies.
At the state level, Lim said Pakatan has made strides in many Malay-majority areas including N10 Seberang Jaya, Penang (64 percent), N15 Tanjung Lumpur, Pahang (77 percent), N 21 Parit Yaani (54 percent) and N41 Puteri Wangsa (40 percent) in Johor.
It also won the Sabah bumiputera or mixed seats of N4 Matunggong, N7 Kadamaian, N9 Tamparuli, N13 Inanam and N20 Moyog.
"DAP's performance also debunked the lies that the party is Chinese chauvinist, " he said.
DAP now has two Malay MPs (Zairil Khir Johari and Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz) representing the P48 Bukit Bendera (in Penang) and P80 Raub (in Pahang) parliamentary seats and a state assemblyperson (Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji) in N30 Mentakab, Pahang.
The party also has a Kadazan assembly person in Kapayan, (N19 Sabah) - Dr Edwin Bosi - and six Indian MPs representing Batu Kawan (P46 Kasthuriraani Patto), Bukit Gelugor (P51 Karpal Singh), Ipoh Barat (P65 M Kulasegaran), Batu Gajah (P66 V Sivakumar), Puchong (P103 Gobind Singh Deo) and Klang (P110 Charles Santiago).
This, said Lim, is two more than MIC has won.
"Malaysians have rejected racism and given their votes to Pakatan. It is not a Chinese tsunami as we also won in seats with a Malay majority (of 90 percent) in Kelantan," he said.
"It's all a big slander that we did not get the Malay vote. Without 50 percent of the community's votes, we could not have won.
"Don't fall into the racist trap. Policies are more important than race. People vote for a clean government. This is the only way we can move forward. What is the point of choosing a candidate based on race if he or she is corrupt?"
Note: I have added additional info like P and N reference and names where necessary. Mistake noted: Kapayan, Sabah was shown as Kepayang (in Mkini report), which is under Ipoh Barat parliamentary constituency.