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Published: Thursday April 25, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:46:32 AM

GE13: Chua: DAP was all set to accept PAS symbol and hudud

IPOH: Despite knowing PAS' position on hudud, the DAP was all set to use the PAS logo for the general election although the Registrar of Societies had never banned it from using the rocket symbol, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

He said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was “very happy” to announce the use of the PAS logo, and even claimed more and more Chinese had begun to accept the Islamist party.

“Guan Eng knows PAS' constitution has stated clearly its position on hudud, and yet he declared straight away that DAP candidates can use the PAS logo.

“This shows clearly that Guan Eng's leadership endorses PAS' agenda of implementing hudud,” Dr Chua said, urging the Chinese to recognise the DAP's true colours.

He challenged Lim to explain to the non-Muslims how the DAP could use the PAS logo without subscribing to the Islamist party's agenda.

“Can another party use the DAP's Rocket (logo) without subscribing to its agenda?” Dr Chua asked.

He said DAP leaders should stop cheating the people by talking different things to different audiences just to fulfil its selfish agenda at the expense of the people.

Dr Chua said the Chinese should vote for Barisan Nasional to stop the DAP and PAS from implementing hudud.

He said that after joining Pakatan Rakyat, the DAP had forgotten what it stood for.

Dr Chua said the people had to understand that a vote for the DAP would be equivalent to one vote for PAS.

He added that the DAP's “packaging” of the hudud issue had made PAS stronger and would pose a lot of disadvantages to non-Muslims if the law was implemented.

“As a political party, PAS does not practise the separation of power' between religion and politics,” he said while speaking at a dinner in SJKC Johor Jaya on Tuesday.

He said most political parties in the world usually separate religion and politics and PAS was the only party in the Asean region that merges the two ideologies.

“We cannot force non-Muslims to accept Muslim views and by voting them in, the Opposition will do just that,” he said.

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