‘Umno extremist in wanting hudud for all, says DAP‘ — article in The Malaysian Insider today.
“Umno is promoting religious extremism by pushing for the enforcement of hudud or the Islamic criminal code for all citizens instead of just Muslims, the DAP’s Lim Guan Eng said today.”
Did the Umno president ever say his party wanted to implement hudud?
Najib Razak clearly said, “Hudud laws cannot be implemented as we have to take into consideration the environment and the reality.” (See The Star, 25 Sept 2011)
Did the Umno deputy president ever say his party wanted to implement hudud?
On the contrary, Muhyiddin Yassin said, “Our stand is that in Malaysia, we cannot implement it in the present situation. I do not think in the present condition, it is suitable for implementation.” (See The Sun Daily, 23 Sept 2011)
Did Umno sec-gen Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor ever say his party wanted to implement hudud? Who in the Umno leadership said so?
Oh. Umno’s Kemelah state assemblyman Ayub Rahmat recently made a call for hudud to be implemented in Johor, is it?
Umno has 32 Aduns in Johor out of BN’s 50. Does YB Ayub – who represents 1/50th of the total BN state seats in Johor – speak for Umno’s national policy?
The Umno spokesman, by the way, is Ahmad Maslan, head of information.
Guan Eng also cites Penang state opposition leader Azhar Ibrahim and Kepala Batas Wanita Umno division as having passed resolutions “supporting hudud for all”.
Well, Azhar is retiring from politics due to ill health. (See The Sun Daily, 19 July 2012)
He will not be around in the political arena in future to see his purported resolution through, particularly as his state Penang is presently DAP-controlled … unless Guan Eng lacks confidence that the Pakatan electoral pact will retain Penang (?)
As for the Kepala Batas Wanita Umno division, it is a women’s wing among 191 Umno divisions. Has the Kepala Batas Umno main division passed a resolution to implement hudud? The Kepala Batas Umno division is headed by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Abdullah has stated that Umno is consistent in its stand on hudud. (See Malaysian Digest, 27 Sept 2011) If the former premier had wanted hudud implemented, he would have said so during the six years that he was prime minister.
So what exactly is Lim Guan Eng talking about when quoted by TMI as saying the Pakatan
“common manifesto for the 13th general election makes no mention of an Islamic state or enforcing hudud at the federal level. He said this was in stark contrast to Umno leaders nationwide who recently backed a Johor Umno politician’s call to implement hudud in the southern state.”
Which Umno top leaders specifically and which area in the peninsula (there’s no Umno Sarawak), pray tell, Guan Eng?
On the other hand, every single PAS national leader and the PAS constitution itself as well as the Islamist party’s raison d’etre calls for hudud to be implemented.
Is Guan Eng comparing the PAS sebangsa sejiwa voice to the scattered Umno voices of Kemelah Adun and Wanita Umno Kepala Batas?
By the same token, can we take the voice of DAP Klang – currently gagged by Teresa Kok from making any comments on hudud – as the voice of the DAP?
Instead of Guan Eng throwing a hissy fit, he should instead address some evergreen issues once raised by his own father.
Oh Papa, what has your son done?
Lim Kit Siang, as the then Parliamentary opposition leader, DAP secretary-general and MP for Kota Melaka, made the following speech (refer pdf here) at the Petaling Jaya Old Town branch committee meeting on 24 April 1986.
In his 1986 speech, Kit Siang berated the “group of very enthusiastic non-Muslim Chinese running around in Chinese society selling the PAS’ objective of an Islamic State”.
Since the DAP-PAS marriage of convenience in 2008, there have been many groups of very enthusiastic non-Muslim Chinese running around everywhere saying they no longer have any fear of hudud nor any objection to its implementation. On Muslims. To chop off the hands of “Umno thieves”.
This dulu lain, sekarang lain situation reflects the differences in DAP 1.0 then headed by Lim Sr and DAP 2.0 now headed by Lim Jr.
In 1986, Kit Siang was worried that “the present Constitution would have to be scrapped, replaced by an Islamic Constitution based on the Koran, and where only Muslims can interpret and amend the Constitution”.
Well, that’s exactly what PAS wants to do. The PAS president said so unequivocally. See ‘Hadi: We will amend Constitution‘ (NST, 2 May 2012)
However, with DAP 2.0, it’s clearly a case of belakang kira. Putrajaya first, sort out the fine print later.
Kit Siang also warned – and tagged his warning with an exclamation mark for added emphasis – that “in an Islamic State, non-Muslims cannot vote to influence the national direction or the laws. This is because in an Islamic State, power is no more derived from the people (as at present) but from the Koran!” [note the yet another exclamation mark]
Ask: How does Kit Siang appraise what his son Guan Eng is doing today?
In 1986, Kit Siang had accused the group of very enthusiastic non-Muslim Chinese running around promoting PAS as being “only interested in giving support to the PAS struggle” in order to help MCA and Gerakan candidates to win by default through splitting the votes.
What does the DAP stalwart say about his scion-cum-successor’s very enthusiastic evangelical coterie doing the very same today?
In 1986, Kit Siang had called on the very enthusiatic Chinese people “who are working for the PAS cause for the coming general elections to come out openly to explain to the Malaysian Chinese community why they are supporting the cause of an Islamic State in Malaysia”.
In 1986, Kit Siang cautioned that if the Islamic State were to come to fruition in a far quicker time span, then it is “the ‘election strategists’ who want the Chinese to support PAS” that are to be blamed.
In 1986, Kit Siang queried the very enthusiastic groups of Chinese campaigning for PAS if they would “also support an Islamic State movement by the Umno government after the next general elections?”
What was a rhetorical question by Kit Siang in 1986 has been turned into a grow-long-nose answer by his son today.
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A copy of Lim Kit Siang’s speech can also be found in his website, http://bibliotheca.limkitsiang.com/1986/04/24/chinese-support-for-the-pas%E2%80%99-struggle-of-an-islamic-state-in-the-coming-general-elections-will-only-give-umno-an-opportunity-to-seriously-implement-an-islamic-state-in-malaysia-after-the-polls/