PETALING JAYA: It is a question that demands an answer: Why is DAP still working with PAS given the latter's leanings towards an Islamic state agenda.
“I find it nonsensical that Lim (Guan Eng, DAP secretary-general) had promised to oppose PAS' agenda but is still working with them to seize power,” said MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung.
He added that in 2006, Lim himself said DAP would not return to Barisan Alternatif (now Pakatan Rakyat) and would not work with PAS unless it rejected its Islamic state ambition. “But now we see that DAP is cooperating with PAS.
“We have reason to believe that DAP will accept the idea of having hudud law and establishing a theocratic state by PAS totally ignoring the fact that hudud law will also affect the rights of non-Muslims,” said Chor, also the Housing and Local Government Minister.
Separately, MCA publicity bureau chairman Senator Datuk Heng Seai Kie challenged Lim to announce DAP's withdrawal from Pakatan coalition to prove to the public that they were sincere in preventing the implementation of the law.
MCA publicity bureau deputy chairman Loh Seng Kok said DAP's decision to “agree to disagree” with PAS would not stop the Islamist party from enforcing hudud law.
Though PAS asserts that hudud law does not concern non-Muslims, Federal Territory MCA Youth chairman Senator Chiew Lian Keng said there had been cases in Kelantan where it was enforced on the non-Muslim community.
“A recent example is when the Kelantan Buddhist Association claimed they were required to incorporate Islamic motifs and designs into their building.”
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