DAP regrets the harsh and extremist political rhetoric of PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in Kuching(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 5.5.2016.

DAP regrets the harsh and extremist political rhetoric of PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in Kuching that non-Muslim bumiputeras or a Chinese can not be allowed to rule Sarawak. Hadi is clearly anti non-Muslim when he said that non-Muslim bumiputeras and Chinese can be leaders but both Sabah and Sarawak must be ruled by a Muslim bumiputera.

DAP has never asked that the Sarawak Chief Minister be Chinese, which is puzzling why Hadi is raising the racial bogey of a Chinese Sarawak Chief Minister to frighten voters. However there is no reason why a bumiputera, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, can not be a Sarawak Chief Minister. DAP accepts the reality that the Malaysian Prime Minister must be Malay to reflect that a majority of the population is Malay. Why not accept that a non-Muslim bumiputera can also be a Chief Minister of Sarawak, when they form a majority of the population?

Such anti non-Muslim sentiments by the PAS President is not only divisive but also offensive to non-Muslim bumiputeras, who are the majority population in Sarawak. Why are the non-Muslim bumiputeras disqualified for the highest office of Chief Minister of Sarawak merely because of they are not Muslims? Clearly non-Muslim bumiputeras have a more open heart and Malaysian spirit than Hadi when they can accept a Muslim bumiputera like Tan Sri Adenan Satem as their Chief Minister.

Hadi even went a step further when he said, “The Chinese, the Indians and other races are our leaders too, but they need to be led by a Muslim.” This means that even in Penang, where a clear majority of the population is non-Malay, the Chief Minister can not be a non-Malay. This is contradictory to his previous position in the 2008 and 2013 general elections when he supported a Chinese as Penang Chief Minister.

Clearly Hadi’s close association with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the racially divisive parties of BN has coloured Hadi’s thinking, until he thinks in terms of BN’s categorization of racial and religious division instead of inter-racial and multi-religious harmony. Despite such extremist and anti non-Muslim sentiments, PAS still seeks to get non-Muslim or non-Malay votes. It is unlikely PAS will ever succeed, when voters identify that a vote for PAS under Hadi is no different from a vote for UMNO under Najib.

LIM GUAN ENG

槟州首席部长兼民主行动党秘书长林冠英于2016年5月5日在吉隆坡发表声明:

行动党对于伊斯兰党主席拿督斯里阿都哈迪在古晋发表的粗暴及极端言论感到遗憾,他说非穆斯林土著或华人不能管理砂拉越。哈迪很明显地是一个反非穆斯林者,他说非穆斯林土著及华人可以成为领袖,但是沙巴和砂拉越必须由穆斯林土著领导。

行动党从来没有要求砂拉越首长必须是华人,因此,我们很纳闷,为什么哈迪要亮出种族牌及砂拉越华人首长的课题来吓唬选民。但是,为什么一名无论他是否是穆斯林的土著,不能够成为砂拉越首长。行动党接受一个现实,就是马来西亚的首相必须是马来人,以反映马来人占大多数人口的国情。那么,为何伊斯兰党不接受非穆斯林土著也能够成为砂拉越的首长?他们毕竟占了砂拉越大多数人口。

伊斯兰党主席这种反非穆斯林的情绪,不只是分裂性,也得罪了占砂拉越大多数人口的非穆斯林土著,为什么非穆斯林土著因为不是穆斯林就不能成为砂州首长?很明显地,非穆斯林土著比起哈迪更开明、更具马来西亚精神,因为他们能够接受像丹斯里阿德南这样的穆斯林土著做为他们的首长。

哈迪甚至进一步说,“华人、印度人及其他种族也是我们的领袖,不过,他们需要由一个穆斯林来领导。”这意味着,即使是在槟城这个明显以非马来人人口居多的州属,首席部长也不可以由非马来人担任。这与他在2008年及2013年大选时支持华裔为首席部长的立场有所不同。

很明显的,哈迪与首相拿督斯里纳吉密切的关系,以及国阵各成员党间以种族分而治之的模式已经污染了哈迪的思维,以致他陷入了国阵的以种族及宗教分化,而不是跨种族、多元宗教的和谐的思想。尽管持有如斯极端及反非穆斯林的情绪,伊斯兰党却期盼可以获得非穆斯林及非马来人的选票。这对伊党而言几乎是不可能成功的– 因为选民会认为,投给哈迪领导下的伊党一票,就等同于投给在纳吉领导下的巫统一票一样。

林冠英

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