Unlike MCA, DAP Will Not Permit But Will Take Disciplinary Action Against Any DAP Member Caught Attending Perkasa Functions.(en/cn)

Unlike MCA, DAP will not permit any member to attend Perkasa functions but will take disciplinary action against any DAP member caught doing so. For any Malaysian to attend Perkasa functions not only lends legitimacy to Perkasa’s objectives of reducing non-Malays to 2nd or 3rd class citizens, but also that UMNO’s racial dominance is more important than the critical issues of human rights, corruption and abuse of power.

I will not stoop to the level of MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who has launched personal attacks against me just to avoid answering the question why MCA will not ban but still permit its members and supporters to attend Perkasa’s functions. Today MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said in The Star that MCA is still studying the agenda of members attending Perkasa’s functions.

This is an admission by Liow of links between MCA members and Perkasa. DAP calls on Chua Soi Lek to reverse this irrational and irresponsible decision and instead follow DAP’s example of banning MCA members and supporters from attending Perkasa’s events. Is MCA willing to take a bold and uncompromising stand opposing all forms of racism and extremism even though Perkasa is openly supported by UMNO?

Chua should also stop his defence of Perkasa distributing “white pows” packets was not done on purpose.(New Straits Times 4 February 2012) Chua’s claim that Perkasa did not distribute “white pows” on purpose was disputed by former Sri Desa MCA branch chairperson Dr Collin Tiew. Dr Colin Tiew said that he did tell Ibrahim that “white pows” is not suitable but Ibrahim did not bother. Chua should stop being apologists for Perkasa’s claim that they did not distribute the “white pows” on purpose, as this serves to help Perkasa deceive not only oneself but others too.

At every Chinese New Year event attended by me, people have not only expressed their anger at Perkasa’s ‘white pows’ act of deliberately trampling rudely over the sensitivities of the Chinese community. However there is also disappointment at Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib’s refusal to condemn Perkasa and Najib’s light dismissal of this gross insult as a “social experience”.

Is the Prime Minister’s refusal to condemn Perkasa caused by BN also distributing “white pows” during the BN Chinese New Year event in Seri Setia, Selangor. MCA Kelana Jaya division chief Ong Chong Swen had not denied that white envelopes with BN logos were distributed during the BN Chinese New Year event. If that is the case, then BN should immediately apologise to the Chinese community and stop such wrong practices.

In contrast, PAS has displayed openness in respecting the Chinese community by distributing not only ang pow, mandarin oranges and Chinese New Year cards to market traders but also to a pork seller, with his pork openly displayed. Has any UMNO leader done what PAS leaders have done?

MCA and Chua Soi Lek should ban MCA members from attending Perkasa’s functions to send a clear and unequivocal message to Perkasa that right-thinking Malaysians, including the entire non-Malay community, will have nothing to do with a racist and extremist organization.

Lim Guan Eng

— Mandarin Translation —

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2012年2月6日在吉隆坡发表声明:

民主行动党和马华不一样,行动党绝不允许任何党员参与土著权威组织的活动,否则,我们将采取纪律行动对付他们。

民主行动党和马华不一样,行动党绝不允许任何党员参与土著权威组织的活动,否则,我们将采取纪律行动对付他们。任何马来西亚人如果出席土权活动,不只代表他认可土权把非马来人变成二等、三等公民的目标,也默认巫统的种族主导论比人权、贪污及滥权更加重要。

我不会像马华总会长拿督蔡细历那样低头,他对我进行人身攻击,回避为何马华没有禁止党员和支持者出席土权活动的问题。今天,马华署理总会长拿督斯里廖中莱在英文《星报》说,马华还在研究是否让党员出席土权活动的议程。

廖中莱承认了马华党员与土权组织有关联。行动党呼吁蔡细历撤回他不合理、不负责任的决定,像行动党那样,禁止马华及支持者出席土权活动。虽然土权是巫统公开支持的组织,但是马华是否愿意勇敢地反对所有形式的种族主义及极端主义?

蔡细历应该停止为土著辩护,指他们派“白包”不是故意的(《新海峡时报》2月4日)。蔡细历说土权并非故意派“白包”的说辞,也遭马华斯里迪沙区部主席张秋明反驳。张秋明说,他曾告知依布拉欣不适合派白包,但是后者不加理会。蔡细历无需再为土权的做法和言论辩白,这是在纵容土权继续自欺欺人。

我所出席的每一项农历新年庆祝活动,人们不只表达了他们对于土权分派“白包”、违反华社禁忌的愤怒,他们也对首相拿督斯里纳吉没有谴责土权、只是轻描淡写地称之为“社会经验与教材”感到失望。

首相不愿意谴责土权,可能因为国阵也曾经在雪州斯里斯迪亚的农历新年活动派“白包”。马华格拉纳再也区会主席王锺璇也不否认,他们曾经在农历新年期间,派发印有国阵标志的白色信封。如果是这个原因,国阵应该马上向华社道歉,不再重复他们的错误。

相反地,伊斯兰党展现了他们对华社的尊重,他们不只派红包、蕉柑和贺年卡给菜贩,甚至派给一名公开摆卖猪肉的猪肉贩。巫统领袖能够做到像伊斯兰党领袖那样吗?

马华和蔡细历应该禁止马华党员出席土权的活动,传达一个讯息给土权:所有思想正常的马来西亚人、包括全体非马来人社群,都与这个种族主义及极端主义组织毫无关系。

林冠英

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