Teluk Intan Voters Must Be Regretting For Making A Wrong Choice Of Supporting A BN That Supports Hudud Laws.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.6.2014

Would MCA review their position in BN, as promised by MCA Deputy President Datuk Wee Ka Siong, if UMNO proposes hudud laws to be implemented in Malaysia? Such a review would effectively mean MCA leaving BN? That UMNO proposing hudud laws being implemented has become a reality following the action of Umno’s Sungai Air Tawar assemblyperson Kamarol Zaki Abdul Malik UMNO submitting a motion to Selangor speaker Hannah Yeoh that the state look into the possibility of enforcing hudud in Selangor.

By submitting this hudud motion at the Selangor State Assembly, UMNO has proven that it is the real instigator in pushing for the implementation of hudud laws. DAP challenges Wee to review MCA’s position and withdraw from BN or else he should retire from politics for being an unprincipled liar!

Similarly would newly-elected Teluk Intan MP Mah Siew Keong resign as MP for breaking his election promise that a vote for him and BN, is a vote against hudud? With UMNO now proposing a motion to enforce hudud in Selangor, clearly BN which is dominated by UMNO, is not against but for hudud. This contrast with the consistency in principle of DAP and Dyana Sofya, where a vote in Teluk Intan for Dyana and DAP is indeed a vote against hudud. Unlike Mah who did not stand on a Gerakan but a BN symbol, Dyana stood on a DAP’s Rocket ticket.

If Mah Siew Keong dare not resign as MP for breaking his election promise, then would both Mah and Wee at least dare to reject any Cabinet appointments until and unless UMNO withdraws the proposed motion to enforce hudud in Selangor? This would be a test to prove both MCA and Gerakan’s sincere commitment towards opposing hudud particularly, whether they prefer Ministerial posts to principle or will choose private benefit over public interest.

Both Gerakan and MCA practices double-standards of “saying one thing but does another” when they defended UMNO for supporting the implementation of hudud in Kelantan and yet opposes PAS for doing exactly the same thing. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom started the entire controversy by instigating PAS in Parliament on March 27 2014 to implement hudud on Muslims 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”.

UMNO is now adopting the same approach of enforcing hudud in Selangor. To cover-up MCA’s lack of courage to criticise UMNO for supporting the implementation of hudud in Kelantan, MCA is relying on their control of the mainstream media to distort and lie. The mainstream media failed to print former MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek’s remarks agreeing with the DAP that only UMNO with the largest number of MPs(88) in Parliament, has the power to determine whether hudud can be implemented in Kelantan. For that reason Chua said that it is only logical that MCA must first convince Umno not to support PAS implementing hudud.

MCA and Gerakan’s continued defense of UMNO contrasts with the clear and unequivocal stand of DAP in opposing the hudud bill whether it is implemented by PAS or UMNO, whether in or outside Kelantan, whether on Muslim or non-Muslims because it is unconstitutional. Both MCA and Gerakan have confirmed their past history of shamelessly selling out the rights of the people.

Why then did UMNO not submit their motion before Teluk Intan polling day on 25 May but only after? Teluk Intan voters must be regretting ruefully for making a wrong choice of supporting a BN that supports hudud laws instead of a DAP that opposed hudud laws.

LIM GUAN ENG

——Mandarin Version —–

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2014年6月11日在吉隆坡发表声明:

安顺选民必定感到后悔,因为投错了一个支持伊斯兰刑事法的国阵。

随着双溪侨华区巫统州议员卡玛鲁查向雪州议会议长杨巧双提呈动议,要求雪州议会研究落实伊斯兰刑事法的可行性,这足以证明巫统提出实施伊斯兰刑事法已成为事实。就如马华副总会长拿督魏家祥之前所承诺的,若巫统在马来西亚提出实施伊斯兰刑事法的建议,马华将重新检讨他们在国阵里的位置,那,现在的马华可否会履行诺言?而这种检讨是不是意味马华将会脱离国阵?

巫统在雪州州议会提呈伊斯兰刑事法的动议,应验了巫统是真正推动实施伊斯兰刑事法的始作俑者。民主行动党挑战魏家祥检讨马华的地位且退出国阵,否则,他便是一个没有原则的骗子,应该从政坛上引退。

同样地,甫中选的安顺区新任国会议员马袖强较早前言之凿凿地表示,投他等于投给国阵,也等同投给伊法的反对票。但,随着巫统如今提呈动议要求雪州落实伊斯兰刑事法的可行性,马袖强可否会因为没有遵守竞选承诺而辞去国会议员的职位?显然的,主导国阵的巫统并没有反对落实伊法。相反的,黛安娜与民主行动党的原则一直一致,在安顺投票给黛安娜和民主行动党,也就是投给反对伊法的一票。这不同于投选马袖强,他并非站在民政党的立场竞选,而是在国阵的旗帜下出征,黛安娜则是站在民主行动党火箭的标志上。

若马袖强不敢为其没有坚守大选竞选承诺辞掉国会议员一职,那,至少马袖强和魏家祥应要拒绝任何内阁委任,直至巫统撤回在雪州落实伊斯兰刑事法的提呈动议。这将能够证明马华和民政党的诚信,尤其在反对伊法上的真诚承诺,否则只是证明他们眷恋部长一职,选择个人利益多于公众利益。

民政党和马华一直在为支持吉兰丹实施伊法的巫统辩护 ,却反对伊斯兰党同样做出同样的事情,显然他们是在 “讲一套做一套”,持双重标准。首相署部长加米基尔于2014年3月27日在国会中针对伊斯兰党煽动吉兰丹穆斯林落实伊斯兰刑法展开辩论。加米基尔说,联邦政府准备好在吉兰丹实施伊斯兰法,因为1993年吉兰丹巫统议员已通过伊斯兰刑事法,修改州内1993年伊斯兰刑事法令。

如今,巫统再次采取同样的方式要求雪兰莪落实伊斯兰刑事法。为了掩饰马华缺乏勇气批评巫统在吉兰丹支持实施伊法的行为,马华依托于控制主流媒体,扭曲和制造谎言。作为国会最大党,巫统拥有88名国会议员,他们拥有实施伊斯兰刑事法成功与否的决定权。马华前总会长蔡细厉曾发表支持民主行动党的这番言论,遗憾地主流媒体并没有刊登。蔡细厉说,这是唯一的逻辑,马华必须说服巫统不应支持伊斯兰党实施伊斯兰刑事法。

马华和民政党不断为巫统辩护,但行动党立场却非常鲜明——无论是伊斯兰党或者巫统,不管是在吉兰丹内或以外,对象是穆斯林或非穆斯林,行动党一律反对落实伊法,因为这已违返宪法。马华和民政已有出卖人民权益的前科,必须引以为鉴。

为何巫统不在安顺5月25日投票日前提出动议,而选择在投票日之后才提呈?安顺选民必定感到后悔,因为投错了一个支持伊斯兰刑事法的国阵。

林冠英

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