UMNO’s Refusal To Act Against Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali Confirms UMNO’s Protection And Support For Perkasa (en/cn))

UMNO’s Refusal To Act Against Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali’s Incendiary Crusade Against Christians Because Perkasa Does Not Represent All Malays Confirms UMNO’s Protection And Support For Perkasa To Incite Hatred Against Christians And Create Enmity Amongst Peace-Loving Malaysians.

UMNO’s refusal to act against Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali’s incendiary crusade against Christians by reason that Perkasa does not represent all Malays confirms UMNO’s protection and support for Perkasa to incite hatred against Christians and create enmity amongst peace-loving Malaysians. This is a weak excuse by UMNO because if action is only taken based on the strength of your representation not the nature and ill-intent of your violence, why then act against terrorists because they also do not represent all the Malays?

This latest justification by Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Sri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn why no action is taken against Ibrahim Ali only confirms that Perkasa is UMNO’s alter-ego. When Ibrahim Ali launched his crusade against Christians in Gombak organised by the Komuniti 1Malaysia group of Kampung Kerdas and Kampung Changkat in Gombak, Umno Gombak chief Abdul Rahman Kamaruddin, his deputy, Abdul Aziz Jantan, and division information chief Ismail Ahman was also there to lend their support.

Ibrahim Ali had justified his crusade on the false accusations by Utusan Malaysia that the Christians “challenged the sovereignty and dignity of Malays and Muslims.” by wanting to form a Christian state and appointing a Christian Prime Minister. The failure of the Home Ministry to act sternly against Utusan for printing this dangerous lie has only emboldened extremists like Ibrahim Ali who now wants to launch a holy war or crusade against Christians.

This dangerous lie by Utusan Malaysia has given a golden opportunity to extremists like Ibrahim Ali to make Christians the object of hate and incite enmity amongst Malaysians. Hishamuddin even went one step further in defending Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali by refusing to brand Ibrahim Ali an extremist for calling for a crusade against Christians! Just imagine if any Christian had called for a crusade against Muslims, he or she would have been arrested immediately.

Ibrahim Ali had also declared his loyalty to UMNO and his meetings with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. How much more evidence do we need to show that UMNO and Perkasa is one and the same to entrench Malay support for UMNO to win the next general elections?

There is no point for other BN component parties such as Gerakan or MCA to make press statements only in the non-Malay media asking for action against Ibrahim Ali when they know that none will be taken. So far no Gerakan or MCA Ministers have dared to press for a Cabinet decision insisting that Cabinet acts firmly against racists and extremists seeking to burn one Malaysia with this dangerous lies.

DAP calls on all peace-loving Malaysian regardless of race and religion to unite against such extremists who dare to use the language of violence because of inaction or even tacit support by the BN government. All of us should pray regardless of our faith that truth will prevail and peace maintained in our beloved country.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16 May 2011.

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民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2011年5月16日发表的文告:

巫统以土著权威组织不代表全部马来人为由,拒绝采取行动对付欲号召以向基督教徒发动圣战的土著权威组织及依布拉欣阿里,进一步确认了巫统在保护及支持土权组织,以煽动人们对基督教徒的仇恨,并制造基督教徒与热爱和平的大马人之间的敌意。

巫统以土著权威组织不代表全部马来人为由,拒绝采取行动对付欲号召以向基督教徒发动圣战的土著权威组织及依布拉欣阿里,进一步确认了巫统在保护及支持土权组织,以煽动人们对基督教徒的仇恨,并制造基督教徒与热爱和平的大马人之间的敌意。如果巫统声称要基于代表的力量才能采取行动,而不是针对怀有不良意图暴力行为的本质,那是个软弱的藉口。既然如此,恐怖分子也不代表所有的马来人,但为什么他们却被对付了?

内政部长拿督斯里希山慕丁所给予的这个最新的理由,确认了土权组织是巫统的”密友”(alter-ego)。当依布拉欣阿里在鹅麦发动“1个大马社群组织– 甘榜哥达斯及甘榜樟卡区”举办,对基督教徒的圣战时, 巫统鹅麦区部主席阿都拉曼卡玛鲁丁,署理主席阿都阿兹占丹及区部通讯组主任依斯迈阿曼也都在现场给予支持。

依布拉欣借《马来西亚前锋报》的“建立基督教国,委任基督教徒首相来质疑马来人及穆斯林的主权及尊严”的错误报导,来合理化他发动圣战的行为。内政部长无法严正地对报导危险谎言的《前锋报》采取行动,只是让极端分子如依布拉欣有恃无恐地对基督教徒发动圣战或者是宗教战争。

《马来西亚前锋报》制造的危险谎言,提供极端分子如依布拉欣一个黄金机会,煽动马来西亚人之间的敌意以及将基督教徒打造成仇恨的对象。希山慕丁更是拒绝对欲向基督教徒发动圣战的依布拉欣阿里标签为极端份子,来进一步维护他及土权组织!试想像,如果任何一名基督教徒欲对穆斯林发动圣战的话,她或他是马上被逮捕的。

依布拉欣同时也宣布了他对巫统效忠,并曾经与首相拿督斯里纳吉会面。我们还需要多少的证据,来证明巫统及土权组织根本是一体,来为下届全国大选巩固马来选票及支持率的?

国阵其他成员党如民政及马华选择性在非马来文报章发表“对依布拉欣采取行动”的声明也是于事无补的做法,因为他们清楚知道:这根本不会有任何对付行动。到目前为止,没有任何一个民政或者是马华的部长,敢催逼内阁作出决定– 坚持内阁一定要采取严厉行动,对付利用危险谎言来燃烧整个马来西亚的极端及种族分子。

民主行动党呼吁所有爱好和平的马来西亚人,不分种族及宗教地团结在一起,来反抗这个得到国阵默许支持、护航,进而使用语言暴力的极端分子。我们大家都应该不分信仰地祈祷,以期真理必胜、和平留存在我们亲爱的祖国。

林冠英

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