The election is very near. You just can't deny it.
What do you do when you need the 60% votes? You flash the religion card (besides the 'soak Chinese blood' card).
Taiko said that the event was meant for Bedol. So, why would someone utter such a thing that would jeopardize the latter's position as a 'PM for all races'?
Oh, really? Scan by Doc Mave.