DAP Dares To Criticise PAS But MCA Dares Not Scold UMNO: Is MCA So Hard-up For Government Posts That MCA Dares Not Scold UMNO For Instigating PAS To Implement Hudud On Muslims In Kelantan?(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 4.5.2014.

Is MCA so hard-up for government posts that MCA dares not scold UMNO for instigating PAS to implement hudud on Muslims in Kelantan? Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak stated today that he will decide on the right time for MCA to rejoin cabinet following MCA’s special resolution in February 2014 to disavow and repudiate MCA’s own 2013 general election promise not to accept any government posts.

Clearly the fear of not getting any government posts from Najib has caused MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to panic and not scold UMNO Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom for instigating PAS in Parliament on March 27 to implement hudud on Muslims in Kelantan. Unlike MCA’s reflex submissiveness to UMNO, DAP had publicly criticised PAS for falling into UMNO’s trap to work with UMNO to implement hudud in Kelantan.

Jamil had said that “the federal government will be ready to work with any state government that is ready to implement hudud including Kelantan, because Umno Kelantan assemblypersons had supported the passing of Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code Enactment II to implement hudud in 1993”. Jamil even suggested that it is up to the non-government members of Parliament to table a private member’s’ bill for that purpose.

In the 2013 general elections, UMNO had won more seats and Muslim votes despite Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak declaring on 25.9.2011 that the Government will not enforce hudud law in Malaysia. However, Najib has now flip-flopped on the BN government’s previous position from not enforcing the hudud law to publicly lauding PAS’ proposals to implement hudud law.

For the last 5 weeks since 27.3.2014, Liow Tiong Lai has failed to criticise Jamil or other UMNO leaders such as Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyidin Yasin and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for UMNO’s “turnback”. Neither has Liow criticised Jamil for forming a joint central technical committee comprising PAS, Putrajaya and the Kelantan government to look into the implementation of hudud in Kelantan in a joint press conference with Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah on 2.5.2014.

Jamil Khir had said the committee was aimed at ensuring a smooth implementation of the hudud law, while taking into consideration the wellbeing and justice for Muslims. However, no mention is made of the rights of non-Muslims and how implementing hudud will affect them, especially when the secular nature of the Federal Constitution will be contravened and violated.

One country can not have two different legal systems. Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad even said that Muslims in Malaysia are not ready for hudud and that it would not be fair to have different penalties between Muslims and non-Muslims for the same criminal offence.

Clearly UMNO has no principles and is now supporting the implementation of hudud to set up a devious political trap for PAS, that pits PAS against DAP with the sole intention of breaking up PR. If UMNO can win elections and Malay votes without campaigning on implementing hudud laws, PAS can do too. PAS had achieved victories over UMNO before by focusing on issues of economic livelihood, public integrity, accountability and morality as well as employment and educational opportunities.

Why Should MCA, Gerakan, SUPP And These Pro-BN Chinese Organisations Make A Grand Play Of Having Emergency Meetings Demanding For A Dialogue Only With The Kelantan PAS Government But Not With The UMNO Federal Government When It Is UMNO That Is The Instigator Behind The Implementation Of Hudud Laws?

MCA, Gerakan, SUPP and some pro-BN Chinese organisations are playing a double-faced game of pinning the blame on PAS and PR, especially DAP, when it is UMNO that is the main culprit in instigating PAS to work with UMNO to implement hudud in Kelantan. Why should MCA, Gerakan, SUPP and these pro-BN Chinese organisations make a grand play of having emergency meetings demanding for a dialogue only with the Kelantan PAS government but not with the UMNO Federal government, when it is UMNO that is the instigator behind the implementation of hudud laws?

MCA, Gerakan, SUPP and these pro-BN Chinese organisations should also hold dialogues with the BN Federal government and demand that UMNO drop their support of hudud laws and stop instigating PAS. Worse, some mainstream media is working in concert with BN and UMNO through lies and innuendos to undermine PR and blame DAP for agreeing to PAS’ implementation of hudud laws in Kelantan.

Even though these lies by some mainstream media have been repeatedly exposed and rebutted, they continue to give wide coverage of distortion and misinformation. DAP advises the public to refer to online media for a fair, balanced and accurate coverage of this controversy.

It is a contradiction in terms for PAS to be in PR but yet work with UMNO, ignoring the wishes of its allies in PR that had helped PAS make historic gains in Pahang, Johor, Selangor and Perak in the 2008 and 2013 general elections. If PAS continues to walk together with UMNO to implement hudud in Kelantan, PAS will be seen as gullible at best and a betrayal of their non-Muslims voters at worst, which will make it easier for UMNO to set off the trap to break up PR. PAS must ask themselves seriously, “Is UMNO worthy to be trusted?”.

—–Mandarin Version —

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2014年5月4日在吉隆坡发表声明:

行动党敢于批评伊斯兰党,但是马华却不敢骂巫统:马华是不是为了政府官职,不敢责骂巫统是煽风点火的幕后黑手,以致伊斯兰党要在吉兰丹穆斯林群体实施伊斯兰刑事法?

马华是不是为了政府官职,不敢责骂巫统是煽风点火的幕后黑手,以致伊斯兰党要在吉兰丹穆斯林群体实施伊斯兰刑事法? 首相拿督斯里纳吉今天说明他将在适当的时候宣布马华重新入阁,马华在2014年2月已经通过特别提案,否决及不接受马华自己在2013年全国大选不接受任何官职的承诺。

很明显地,由于担心拿不到纳吉手中的政府官职,马华总会长拿督廖中莱开始慌张、也不责骂首相署的巫统部长加米尔基尔在3月27日的国会煽风点火,要伊斯兰党在吉兰丹推行伊斯兰刑事法。不像马华对巫统反射的顺从,行动党一再地批评伊斯兰党掉入巫统的陷阱,要与巫统合作在吉兰丹推行伊斯兰刑事法。

加米尔说,“联邦政府愿意与任何准备推行伊斯兰刑事法的州政府合作,包括吉兰丹,因为巫统吉兰丹州议员已经在1993年支持通过吉兰丹伊斯兰刑事法修正案,在该州推行伊斯兰刑事法。”加米尔甚至建议,由非政府国会议员提呈私人法案。

在2013年大选,尽管首相拿督斯里纳吉在2011年9月25日宣布政府绝不会在马来西亚推行伊斯兰刑事法,巫统也赢得更多议席及穆斯林选票。但是,纳吉现在出尔反尔,改变国阵政府不强制推行伊斯兰刑事法的立场,进而赞扬伊斯兰党推行伊斯兰刑事法的建议。

从2014年3月27日开始,过去五个星期,廖中莱都没有批评加米尔或其它巫统领袖如副首相丹斯里慕尤丁及内政部长拿督斯里阿末扎希的“反悔”。廖中莱也没有批评加米尔于2014年5月2日与吉兰丹副州务大臣拿督莫哈末阿玛尔的联合记者会上,宣布成立一个联合中央技术委员会,包含伊斯兰党、布城及吉兰丹政府,以研究如何在吉兰丹推行伊斯兰刑事法。

加米尔也说,上述委员会的目的是要确保伊斯兰法顺利推行,也同时考虑穆斯林的福利及正义。但是,却没有提及非穆斯林的权利及伊斯兰刑事法将如何影响他们,特别是这将与联邦宪法的世俗原则背道而驰。

一个国家不能够有两种不同的法律制度。前首相敦马哈迪也说过,马来西亚的穆斯林还没有准备好,而且在穆斯林与非穆斯林间同样的罪行却存在不同的惩罚是不公平的。

很明显地,巫统没有原则,现在倒过来支持推行伊斯兰刑事法,为伊斯兰党设下一个迂回的陷阱,在伊斯兰党和行动党之间挑拨离间,无疑是要分裂民联而已。如果巫统在不用伊斯兰刑事法的议题下,可以赢得选举及马来选票,伊斯兰党也可以。多关注人民的生活、经济、就业问题及教育机会问题吧!

为什么马华、民政党及人联党这些亲国阵华裔组织要“做大戏”,召开紧急会议要求与吉兰丹伊斯兰党政府对话,却不是与巫统联邦政府对话?很明显地,巫统是煽风点火推行伊斯兰刑事法的幕后黑手。

马华、民政党及人联党这些亲国阵华裔组织在玩变脸游戏,把罪名套在伊斯兰党及民联、特别是行动党身上。而其实巫统才是真正煽动伊斯兰党与巫统合作在吉兰丹推行伊斯兰刑事法的幕后黑手。为什么马华、民政党及人联党这些亲国阵华裔组织要“做大戏”,召开紧急会议要求与吉兰丹伊斯兰党政府对话,却不是与巫统联邦政府对话?很明显地,巫统是煽风点火的幕后黑手。

马华、民政党及人联党这些亲国阵华裔组织应该与国阵联邦政府举行对话会,要求巫统不再支持伊斯兰刑事法,不再唆使伊斯兰党。更糟的是,一些主流媒体与国阵、巫统一唱一和,通过谎言和影射破坏民联,怪罪行动党同意伊斯兰党在吉兰丹推行伊斯兰刑事法。

虽然这些谎言已经被揭穿及反驳,他们还是继续大幅度报道被扭曲的事实。行动党促请公众对照网络媒体,以获得这些事情更公平、平衡、准确的报道。

至于伊斯兰党做为民联成员党、却与巫统合作一事,是极为矛盾的。伊斯兰党不理会民联成员党在2008年及2013年全国大选中,协助他们在彭亨、柔佛、雪兰莪及霹雳州获得历史性胜利。如果伊斯兰党继续与巫统一起,在吉兰丹推行伊斯兰刑事法,伊斯兰党将被视为容易受摆布、背叛非穆斯林选民的政党,让巫统轻易地设下陷阱分裂民联。伊斯兰党必须扪心自问:“巫统是否可以相信?”

林冠英

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