Wesak Day Message(e/c)

Wesak Day Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On21.5.2016.

Social Harmony Can Only Be Achieved If Malaysians Unite Against Evils And Extremism; The Evils Of Injustice, Corruption And Abuse Of Power As Well As The Extremism Of Discriminating And Victimising Minorities.

This year’s Wesak Day theme of Buddhist Unity, Social Harmony reminds us of the importance of not only Buddhists but also Malaysians, uniting around universal good values of mutual respect for diversity and upholding human dignity. Social harmony can only be achieved if Malaysians unite against evils and extremism; the evils of injustice, corruption and abuse of power as well as the extremism of discriminating and victimising minority groups.

No one should be discriminated, insulted or even victimised because of his religious beliefs, the colour of his/her skin or economic background. Examples of such extremism include blaming Chinese businessmen as scapegoats for price hikes when it is caused by the implementation of GST or calling non-Muslim leaders as pigs or even stating that non-Muslim bumiputeras in Sarawak in disqualified from becoming the Sarawak Chief Minister because of their religion.

We need to stand together against such extremism so that we can unite against the evils seeking to destroy justice, integrity, good governance. We believe in a Malaysia that celebrates human dignity, social harmony and diversity. Social harmony and diversity come together. We can not have social harmony when we insist on uniformity and a regimented way of thinking that does not permit dissenting views.

For this reason, DAP urges the Malaysian Federal government to lift the ban on opposition leaders from travelling overseas, just because they criticise the BN Federal government overseas. Ban those who dare to rob our rakyat’s money or steal our children’s future but do not ban those who bravely fight for fundamental human rights or the right to have a free, fair and clean elections.

LIM GUAN ENG

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民主行动党秘书长暨峇眼国会议员林冠英于2016年5月21日在吉隆坡发表的卫塞节献词:

唯有大马全民团结对抗邪恶与极端主义才能达至和谐社会;邪恶是不公义、贪污及滥权的邪恶,极端主义则是歧视及迫害少数群体的极端主义。

今年的卫塞节主题是佛教团结,社会和谐,提醒我们不只是佛教,还有全大马人团结一致维护尊重多元捍卫人性尊严的普世良善价值。唯有大马全民团结对抗邪恶与极端主义才能达至和谐社会;所谓邪恶是不公义、贪污及滥权的邪恶,极端主义则是歧视及迫害少数群体的极端主义。

没有人因为他们的宗教信仰、肤色或经济背景而应该被歧视、羞辱甚至迫害。这些极端主义的例子比比皆是,如因为实施消费税所导致的百物皆涨却怪罪华人商家成为代罪羔羊;要不就羞辱非穆斯林领袖是猪,甚至只因为他们的宗教就断言砂拉越的非穆斯林原住民不可当砂州首长。

我们必须站在一起对抗这些极端主义,好让我们也可以团结一致对抗摧毁正义、廉洁及良好施政的邪恶势力。我们相信一个能赞美人性尊严、社会和谐多元的马来西亚。社会和谐与多元社会是两位一体,我们不能一边高呼社会和谐却又坚持不允许异见的统一单元与专断思维。

有鉴于此,民主行动党呼吁大马联邦政府撤回禁止反对党领袖出国的禁令。这项禁令的推出竟然只是因为反对党领袖在国外批评国阵联邦政府。若要禁止出国,就应该禁止那些胆敢盗窃人民的钱财及偷走我们儿女未来的犯罪分子,而不是为了捍卫基本人权、自由、公平及干净选举而勇敢发声的人。

林冠英

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