By Norman Fernandez
Lim Kit Siang today said that DAP is prepared to give a kindergarten course in politics to MCA President Liow Tiong Lai and his deputy Wee Ka Siong, who have riled up DAP by asking continuously DAP’s stand on hudud.
Lim Kit Siang has reiterated that hudud had never been part of Pakatan Rakyat’s policies and that hudud is not only not suitable for multiracial Malaysia but also against the secular constitution of Malaysia.
It is perplexing how, Lim Kit Siang can say that although the implementation of hudud is not part of Pakatan Rakyat’s common policy platform, the three component parties of Pakatan Rakyat are nevertheless allowed to uphold their own stand on other issues.
If that is the case, then Pakatan Rakyat is like the three-faced Greek mythological animal, and in the case of Pakatan Rakyat, one wants to sleep, another wants to eat while the third wants to bite. Will the rakyat be willing to hedge the bets on a coalition that does not know what coalition politics entails from each partner.
“One wants to sleep, another wants to eat while the third wants to bite”
Lim Kit Siang needs to know that people do not need any more explanation that hudud is not part of the Pakatan Rakyat consensus. It is as obvious as what happens when the cow raises its tail.
What the people demand is that DAP rein in PAS and forewarn PAS of the consequences of PAS acting in flagrant breach of the Pakatan Rakyat’s consensus. In the name of God, remind PAS how Barisan Rakyat unraveled, all thanks to PAS.
DAP must not forget how the rakyat punished DAP for the sins of PAS in 1999 and if DAP cannot rein in PAS, then Pakatan Rakyat will suffer a greater collateral damage than before.
While DAP is now being seen as an apologist for PAS, continuously trying to limit the damage PAS is doing to Pakatan Rakyat, PAS on the other hand shows its middle finger to DAP and Pakatan Rakyat. As far as PAS is concerned DAP can go to hell, for PAS has already made it known that PAS will implement hudud — with or without DAP agreement and Pakatan Rakyat’s consensus.
So, maybe it is PAS that needs a kindergarten course in politics and may in fact need a crash course urgently. Just remember that DAP’s clarion call of Ubah, may turn and be the call to the rakyat to ubah Pakatan Rakyat.
Norman Fernandez is the former DAP Johor deputy chairman
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