Press statement by MCA Young Professionals Bureau chairman Datuk Chua Tee Yong
While DAP has announced that Pakatan Rakyat’sBuku Jingga is a joint declaration by the three Pakatan parties, PAS spiritual advisor cum Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Nik Aziz was reported inNanyang Siangpau (20 Feb 12) to have said that that all PAS policies that have been implemented in Kelantan were just of preparations to take over Putrajaya. The tok guru’s remarks run in contrary against the promises which DAP declared earlier.
In fact, theBuku Jingga is not a joint declaration by Pakatan. All this while, DAP has misled voters by its self publicity. What Nik Aziz says is proof that PAS is not concerned about theBuku Jingga.
If Nik Aziz did indeed utter such remarks, thus this now mean that whatever laws enforced in Kelantan including the prohibition against alcohol, lottery tickets, classical performing arts will be replicated at the national level should PAS seize federal office? Now that DAP has turned mute, does this mean the Rocket will change its mind when such intolerant laws are introduced? All these while, DAP has done nothing to prevent PAS hudud laws from being imposed in both Kelantan and Kedah. This shows that if the DAP is unable to counter balance the theocratic party now, will the Rocket be able to supervise the same later.
I wish to remind voters that the Menteri Besar of Kedah Dato’ Seri Azizan has publicly announced that PAS will not adhere to the Buku Jingga as it is not part of the Quran. The Menteri Besar’s assertion denotes that theBuku Jingga is none other than merely an empty declaration. Also, PAS President Dato’ Seri HAdi AWang was reported byThe Sun (2 Feb 12)of remarking that not not all contents in the Buku Jingga can be put in place.
Whilst campaigning during the Terengganu state elections in 1999, PAS’ or the Barisan Alternatif manifesto did not mention anything about implementing hudud law. However, once PAS came into power in Terengganu, they announced in their State Assembly that they would implement the Islamic law. PAS inconsistency is thus exposed and they have beguiled the people of Terengganu.
Karpal Singh –DAP’s lone ranger against PAS hudud law
Earlier on, only Karpal Singh is known to be against PAS hudud law, saying that its implementation causes lawlessness besides intruding the rights of the non-Muslims. It is improper to be implemented in our country as it is violates our Federal Constitution. However, beyond Karpal, we have never seen any other DAP leaders expressing their views in support of Karpal Singh. This is why supporting DAP equals a vote for PAS and its agenda because both of them are partners.
DAP should not continue to behave like ostriches hiding their heads in the sand. Effectively, DAP really is unable to prevent the implementation of PAS hudud law. DAP cannot continue to remain quiet at this very crucial moment.
I propose that if the leaders of the 3 Pakatan coalitions parties continue to say that they are unanimously co-operating with one another, then they should all clarify the stand delivered by PAS.