Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24.1.13
Cabinet should repudiate the irresponsible and unprofessional remarks by Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail that no action will be taken against Perkasa President Datuk Ibrahim Ali, for making the repulsive statement that the Malay version of the Bible be burned, with the flimsy excuse that the Bible had not yet been burned so where is the crime. Is the Attorney-General going to willingly let the Bible be burned first then only will he take action?
Has he not failed to do his duty to stop wrongful acts from happening?. Cabinet’s should direct Tan Sri Abdul Gani to act against Ibrahim Ali in the same manner they prosecuted DAP National Chair Karpal Singh for sedition to prove that there is no double-standards but respect for equality of the law in an impartial and fair manner. By failing to do so, Cabinet shows that it condones the Attorney-General’s refusal to act because BN continues to support Perkasa as a BN-friendly organization.
Why should Cabinet and Tan Sri Abdul Gani wait when there are also threats by some parties to have a Bible burning festival by distributing pamphlets to carry out such threats in Butterworth on this Sunday morning? The failure by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to immediately condemn Perkasa’s call to burn the Bible contrasts with PR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim statement yesterday condemning such inflammatory statements.
Instead of questioning the loud silence and failure to act by UMNO, MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek has chosen to blame me for instigating the call by Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali to burn the Malay-language Bible and also refused to press that action be taken against Perkasa. This is a classic case of being framed up and being a scapegoat for another person’s wrongdoing.
Chua has shown that his true colours that he prefers to blame me or that action be taken against me when I talked the language of peace of harmony than act against Ibrahim Ali who uses hate and the language of violence against non-Malays and non-Muslims. DAP shall let voters decide whether BN and UMNO’s support for Perkasa is justified.
LIM GUAN ENG
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