PETALING JAYA: Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup has warned DAP and its adviser Lim Kit Siang against promoting “political extremism” in Sabah.
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department accused the DAP politician of trying to pollute Sabah’s hearts and minds with political hatred.
This was in response to Lim’s recent visit to Pensiangan, which is Kurup’s parliamentary constituency, where he allegedly tried to stir up sentiments on the purported silence of Barisan Nasional component parties against the cooperation between Umno and PAS on the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act, also known as RUU355.
“For the record, I wish to remind Lim that the Sabahans may be innocent and kind-hearted, but we will never abandon our core principle of rejecting all sorts of political and religious extremism from any party, especially those from the peninsula like DAP, which has never been a positive factor in the political demographic in Sabah,” Kurup said in a statement yesterday.
In a blog post published last week, Lim also accused Kurup of failing in his ministerial duty to promote national unity, among others.
However, Kurup hit back by challenging DAP and Lim to point out the party’s contributions to the people of Sabah and Pensiangan in the last few decades.
“Perhaps, he can start by listing down what he has done for the voters in Gelang Patah who elected him as their MP in the last general election, since he is such a good judge of other MPs’ service record,” said Kurup.
He also reminded Lim that it was DAP that chose to work with PAS and Abdul Hadi previously, asking him to direct his dissatisfaction with the Bill to the PAS president himself and not Barisan component parties.
“If Lim has any problem with that piece of legislation, he should know which number to call.”
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