PETALING JAYA: Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon says the DAP has to face the electorate and state its position on the four major issues of khat, Zakir Naik, Lynas and Dong Zhong, which hold “substantial magnitude in paving Malaysia’s future.”
In an open letter targeting DAP’s 42 MPs and 108 state assemblymen, the MCA deputy president said the many unfulfilled promises by Pakatan Harapan warranted an explanation.
“Does the DAP agrees to let Jawi script be included in the Bahasa Melayu syllabus of Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools, thereby setting a precedent for the deterioration of vernacular schools?
“What about the government’s decision to allow Muslim evangelist Zakir Naik to continue staying in Malaysia?” he said in a statement on Friday (Aug 16).
Dr Mah also questioned DAP’s stance on the license renewal granted to rare earth producer Lynas, allowing waste from the plant to be “permanently deposited in Malaysian soil.”
“Will DAP urge Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir to apologise to Dong Zong for labelling them ‘racist’?” he asked, adding that their response was necessary to prove that the New Malaysia’s integrity was kept.
Calling on DAP to stop avoiding the rakyat’s questions, Dr Mah said the party leaders must state their stance clearly.
“With huge support from the Chinese community, DAP secured an exceptional victory in the last general election.
“A year has passed now; not only are the election promises not fulfilled, many promises were broken.
“DAP has either kept quiet or got busy defending policies that are not beneficial for the people, including blaming the previous government, ” he said.
As the people’s representatives, Dr Mah added, DAP lawmakers should not hide behind a veil.
“Stand up honourably, face the electorate, and explain your position, ” he said.