KUALA LUMPUR – The Pakatan Nasional which allows PAS and Barisan Nasional (BN) to replace Pakatan Harapan (PH) and the government of Malaysia through the backdoor is dangerous for Malaysians.
According to the Secretary-General of DAP, Lim Guan Eng, the Federal government would be dominated by the Muslims and that would be openly hostile to non-Muslims, the Federal Constitution and democratic institutions.
He also said that PAS had clearly and unequivocal declared that they do not want non-Muslims as Cabinet Ministers, especially key posts like the Finance Ministry, even though there is no such prohibition in the Federal Constitution.
“Such a dangerous, divisive and destructive politics is consistent with racist and religious extremist statements from PAS and UMNO leaders, that were condoned by both MCA and MIC,” he said in a statement today.
Guan Eng, who is also the Finance Minister also listed what he alleged as divisive and dangerous politics such as opposung funding for vernacular schools with some even calling for it to be closed down, boycotting non-Muslim products and businesses, barring non-Muslims from becoming Cabinet Ministers, disposing the rights of Indians and Chinese to vote, show outright contempt for the religious celebrations and practices of non-Muslims and spread vicious lies against non-Muslims that is justifiable just because they are non-Muslims.
According to the Member of Parliament of Bagan, major newspapers that leans towards these opposition parties, such as the English daily the Star and Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh have gone to town touting the new Pakatan Nasional as the new Federal government despite knowing that Pakatan Nasional will extinguish the existing rights of their own non-Muslim and non-Malay readers.
Guan Eng said, PAS leaders’ unbridled hostility to the West and modern technology will usher in a dark age for Malaysia like in Kelantan, where the only thing modern is luxury Mercedes Benz cars, and leaders getting RM50,000 bonuses is more important than the ability to pay the salaries of their own civil servants.
He further added that PH is the only coalition that represents all Malaysians and firmly rejects racists and religious extremists trying to regain the power they had earlier lost through corruption and economic mismanagement, by targeting non-Malays and non-Muslims.
“PH wants shared prosperity that is inclusive, not exclusive, to only one group.
“The time has come for not just non-Malays and non-Muslims but all Malaysians to stand up for moderation based on democracy, rule of law, performance and integrity that respects and protects the rakyat, regardless of race, religion, geography and demography.
“Being moderate is neither appeasement nor confrontational,” he explained.
He also said that being moderate is the knowledge that we are stronger together only by working and cooperating with each other to resolve problems as one nation and one people.
“Our primary focus is always on helping parents to protect their families, improve the economy, reduce the cost of living, generate a higher living standard and ensuring a better future for our children that they can live better than their parents,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette