The Muslim NGOs, including Isma, are earnest that Islam is under threat in Malaysia. The DAP evangelistas are equally adamant that it is not.
Roketkini, the DAP party organ published in bahasa Melayu, organized a forum titled ‘Adakah Melayu dan Islam diancam?’ in KL a few days ago on Nov 24.
Grandpapa Dapster (pix below) was featured as one of the forum panellists.
Lim Kit Siang contended that Islam cannot possibly be under any sort of threat when the Religion of the Federation is the recipient of such a huge federal budget – in 2015 totalling RM1.6 billion altogether for the various Islamic agencies’ expenditure and with the bulk of it, RM783.3 million, allocated to Jakim.
Kit Siang accuses Umno of “politics of hatred”
Malays and Islam are not under threat, the DAP Mursyidul Am told his audience at the Mandarin Court Hotel. It is Umno that is under threat and “fighting for its political life”.
Due to Umno’s fear of extinction, the Malay nationalist party is resorting to “irresponsible race and religious rhetoric and politics of hatred to save its political life”, Kit Siang claimed.
And thus Malaysians are plunged into “a period of heightened racial and religious polarization in the country”.
Kit Siang however offers his Malaysian Dream antidote to the sickening race and religious rhetoric by Umno.
One ring to bind them all
The DAP Founding Father asserted:
“We all have a common Malaysian Dream which envisions a plural society where all her citizens are united as one people, rising above their ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic differences as the common grounds binding them as one citizenship exceed the differences that divide them …”
In a nutshell, Kit Siang is saying that the Malaysian Firsters are those kind of people who have risen
- above race (colour blind)
- above the divisions arising from differences in religious practice (beyond fundamentalism)
- above cultural constraints, and
- above the linguistic barriers
to unite as 1Citizen – Anak Bangsa Malaysia. Hallelujah!
BELOW: Mama Dapster
Racism is so yesterday; we’re all Malaysians
In plain words, it’s okay that PAS members are Malay whereas DAP members are mostly Chinese. Both are bound by one Malaysian Malaysia citizenship and they’re united and love each other.
It’s also okay that PAS leaders are invariably pious Muslims whereas most DAP leaders are evangelical Christians. Both are bound by one Malaysian Malaysia citizenship and they’re united and love each other.
It’s okay too that culture as well as religious obligation require PAS members to tutup aurat whereas DAP members have the option of dressing down when they attend Oktoberfest and covering up when they attend majlis berbuka puasa in the masjid dan surau.
Both are bound by one Malaysian Malaysia citizenship and united in their love of good food … and it shows.
Transcending race, religion, culture & language and walking on air
Finally, it’s okay that PAS people speak Malay whereas most DAP members speak Chinese – the official language of their party annual convention, meetings and gatherings. Both are bound by one Malaysian Malaysia citizenship and they love each other to bits.
It looks like PAS and DAP truly have very little in common – not race, not religion, not culture, not language.
But both share a desperate desire to couple: “PAS for All” and “Ubah”, we (DAP evangelistas) can chameleon into whatever shape floats your boat.
BELOW: DAP evangelista MP for Serdang, jaguh #sahur Ong Kian Ming
Guan Eng: Umno is a “madness of religious hatred and racist cauldron”
26 Nov 2014 media statement on Facebook
The DAP sec-gen wrote that Khairy Jamaluddin has always being seen as “a sober voice in the madness of religious hatred and racist cauldron that is Umno”.
Yet at the Umno general assembly yesterday, even Khairy had to resort to playing the race card in order to frighten Malays into thinking that their Special Position is under threat, alleged Lim Guan Eng.
The Father of Dapsterism accused KJ of using his policy speech during the Pemuda session to point fingers at the non-Malays.
“Putting the blame on non-Malays is dishonest and EVIL politics by Khairy because it is simply false and malicious that the non-Malays had questioned such rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution”, said Guan Eng in his statement.
BELOW: Khairy ‘Pretty in Pink’
Guan Eng: DAP not “chauvinistic” but Umno is “racist”
The Dear Leader of Penang was miffed that KJ had labelled DAP “that chauvinistic party”.
It’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black, grumbled Guan Eng, because KJ himself comes from “a racist party like Umno that is open only to the Malays/bumis and not non-Malays”.
(Note: Guan Eng is mistaken here as the Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Ronald Kiandee, is a non-Malay Umno member.)
Guan Eng countered that his party’s success in attracting awek-awek cun Melayu is “a positive sign that DAP is neither chauvinistic nor racist”. Well, DAP is sexist and ageist in trotting out its young, hot chicks for publicity (not political) and eye candy purposes.
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ABOVE: Witness how “multiracial” the DAP is
Although Guan Eng insisted that the DAP is “a multiracial political party fighting for all Malaysians” but nonetheless it is one that uses Mandarin in its meetings – a language not understood by all Malaysians and leaving Dyana, Syefura (Rara) dan Jamila – the awek-awek cun – out of the communication loop.
Guan Eng implied that KJ was compelled to raise “the racial spectre” as a diversionary tactic because Umno could not provide solutions to the problems of economy and livelihood affecting the ordinary rakyat.
He castigated KJ for taking “the dark road travelled by extremists like Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali”.
BELOW: Ibrahim Ali dissed by The Nut Graph – a defunct portal helmed by the vocal Christian editor Jacqueline Ann Surin
Guan Eng: Umno is extremist and supremacist
In a separate press statement on 25 Nov 2014, Guan Eng accused Umno of being “an extremist political party that panders to racist ideology of dominance and superiority”.
Aside from Umno, Guan Eng also labelled the Malay NGOs that drafted a memo requesting a PTPTN waiver for Malay students as “racist” too.
He said Umno leaders are racist because they failed to condemn Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali “when he openly called for the Malay and Iban version of the Bible to be burned”.
I believe that Guan Eng will soon be receiving a letter of demand from Ibrahim Ali’s lawyers for making the aforementioned allegations – see screenshot below, phrase highlighted in yellow.
Guan Eng and Chun Wai sound so alike
Ibrahim Ali is already suing J-Star CEO Wong Chun Wai for half a million ringgit, claiming that the MCA EvangeliSTAR had “intentionally and willfully defamed and injured” his reputation and integrity.
In his 2 Nov 2014 column ‘A mind-boggling spin‘ in the Sunday Star paper, Chun Wai wrote:
“In future, any extremist, of whatever faith, can call for the burning of any holy book, and then cite the same pathetic reason that he or she was merely defending the sanctity of his or her religion.
“It is simply unacceptable for anyone to belittle another religion, and worse still, in this particular case, even calling for the burning of a holy book.”
DAP godfather Guan Eng and MCA media mogul Chun Wai – aside from their vociferous defence of Christians – are both also quick to tar and feather certain Malay individuals as “extremists” and religious bigots and spewers of hate.
MCA and DAP are beginning to be no different from each other in their tone and voice.
If Umno continues to pander to the MCA, it is like capitulating to the DAP.