PAS for All, Hudud for All.
Former Johor DAP deputy chairman Norman Fernandez strongly condemns the DAP leadership for deceiving Chinese voters into thinking that it was impossible for PAS to implement hudud.
The DAP had misled non-Malays that PAS would require a two-thirds Parliamentary majority to bring its hudud plan to fruition, he said in a press statement.
Truth is, explained Fernandez, the hudud amendment only requires a simple majority if brought to the Dewan Rakyat through a private member’s bill. Once the bill is passed into law by the MPs, hudud can be enforced in Kelantan.
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“All Chinese should remember what DAP did,” said the party’s ex-Johor deputy chief.
And seven future generations of Chinese must be reminded “of the role the DAP played in becoming the midwife who helped deliver the PAS hudud,” added Fernandez who holds the evangelical party guilty of betraying the trust of the non-Muslim electorate.
How ironic, therefore, to hear DAP national organizing secretary Anthony Loke (below) make the claim – in “a tersely worded statement” yesterday – that the Islamist party had purportedly “backstabbed” DAP over the hudud matter.
It is in fact none other than the DAP which must be credited with “rebranding PAS” and selling the party to the Chinese as “the moderate and tolerant face of Islam”, said Fernandez.
He also highlighted how eagerly the DAP leaders had acted as the public relation officers and sales-and-marketing personal who peddled the ‘PAS for All’ product.
“DAP cannot now cry betrayal and untrustworthiness.”
We have traitorous DAP to thank for the Islamic state coming up
Our Parliament has 222 seats. Thus a simple majority is 112 ‘aye’ votes.
PAS has 21 MPs and Umno has 88. Combined they have 109 MPs, which is only two short of the minimum 111 MPs needed to obtain a simple majority. Surely it can’t be all that difficult to acquire the consent of just two more Muslim MPs from any of the other parties, whether in BN or PKR.
The Kelantan state government is blazing a trail. Who is to say that other Malay-majority states would not follow suit, asked Fernandez while noting that Kelantan has now prepared a template for the process which the other states can borrow.
According to Fernandez, past reassurances by the DAP lawmakers that hudud would not apply to non-Muslims ring hollow when provisions in the original Kelantan hudud enactment extended the Islamic criminal law to non-Muslims.
PAS president Hadi Awang, as Menteri Besar of Terengganu previously, was on record confirming that hudud would be extended to non-Muslims in his state when he tabled the Syariah Criminal Offences (Hudud and Qisas) bill in 2002, Fernandez reminds us.
Fernandez: “DAP deceived the Chinese”
Fernandez further said the DAP had been disingenuous if not downright duplicitous when it continued to downplay the danger of hudud being imposed on non-Muslims.
Aceh in Indonesia is another example brought up by Fernandez, who pointed out that the state government ruling the province had initially assured non-Muslims how hudud was only meant for Muslims. But soon enough the Qanun Jinayaat was amended so that non-Muslim Acehnese have, since last year, been subjected to hudud law too.
“Nothing precludes PAS from doing the same,” warned Fernandez.
Fernandez is finally vindicated
Taking DAP leaders to task for placing their own “self interest and pecuniary interest” over and above the collective interest of the non-Muslims, Fernandez said for their salary and allowance as MP/Adun, these politicians have jeopardized the freedoms of non-Malays in this country.
He was however viciously vilified by the delusional Dapsters for his call on the eve of the last general election that non-Muslims ought to refrain from voting PAS.
And last year, Fernandez as well as the Johor DAP chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau were ousted from their No.2 and No.1 positions respectively after a putsch by the Kit Siang faction.
“I resigned from DAP when I realised that the unprincipled and those with self and vested interest became the party,” Fernandez declared.
New evangelical DAP greedy for Gold and Glory
Fernandez had always been able to speak his mind straightforwardly because he is a successful lawyer in his own right.
He was running his own big law firm employing dozens of staff and did not have to depend on politics to make a living, unlike some of the DAP young stars who had not built any sort of meaningful career for themselves when suddenly becoming YBs before they were 30.
Ponder on the extent to which the DAP evangelista politicians have been willing to go in order to maintain their new-found fame and fortune.
“Today, more than ever, Chinese should hold all DAP leaders responsible,” concluded Fernandez.
“No amount of show of protest or objection now to PAS must absolve them of DAP’s greatest act of betrayal and sin to the Chinese community.”