PAS asks Dr M to sack Guan Eng over ‘war on non-Malays’ remark

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 07 Mar 2019

PUTRAJAYA: PAS wants Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to sack Lim Guan Eng from his Cabinet over his statement on the Umno-PAS pact, in which he reportedly described as a declaration of war against non-Malays.

Its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said PAS viewed the statement as “dangerous to the harmony, unity and to all systems in this country”.

“I call on all peace- and unity-loving Malaysians to lodge a police report against (Lim) for sedition.

“PAS also calls on Dr Mahathir to sack him from Cabinet before things turn worse,” he said in a statement Thursday.

Takiyuddin said his party viewed Lim’s statement with great concern, adding that the DAP secretary-general’s views on the Umno-PAS pact confirmed that the party was “undemocratic and chauvinistic”.

Lim’s statement, he added, reflected DAP as a party that was “anti Malay-Islam”.

“(Lim) should view the unity of the ummah (community) spearheaded by PAS and Umno with foresight and as a positive (thing) as it is a move that is for the good of the country.

“After a split for more than 60 years, we are now united,” said Takiyuddin.

In a Malaysiakini article, Lim – also the Finance Minister – was quoted as saying that the Umno-PAS union was a declaration of “war” on non-Malays, adding that the 1Malaysia concept previously championed by Barisan Nasional was now over.

Shortly after that, the news portal revised the article and carried an editor’s note saying Lim had corrected his earlier statement that originally used the words “declare war on non-Malays”.

In the article, Lim also said the flirtation between Umno and PAS was over, adding: “Now they are targeting the non-Malays and non-Muslims under the banner of ‘Malay unity’.”

Lim also said Umno and PAS were repeating the line that the government was controlled by non-Malays and non-Muslims as an example of both parties’ alleged attempts to sow discord among the different ethnic groups.

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