Adakah puak evangelis laksana jerung yang sedang menunggu di sebalik batu?
Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS) has long been concerned about the “Christian agenda“.
MAIS believes the evangelical movement is even now surreptitiously hard at work.
In August 2011, the Selangor Islamic department had a run-in with the evangelists when a Damansara Utama Methodist Church thanksgiving dinner was raided by state religious authorities.
DUMC protested that its Dream Centre was searched by Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) without a warrant.
Evangelists are the premier league champions when it comes to playing victim. There is a term in football called ‘diving‘, i.e. pretending to fall as if tackled and feigning injury.
The always whinging ‘oh-lil-poor-me’ evangelistas get the gold trophy for diving.
Pastor awarded by Penang’s DAP govt
DUMC or Damansara Utama Methodist Church is controversially linked to election campaigning by DAP Christian politicians.
On 30 Sept 2012, DUMC posted an entry in its Facebook – see screenshot above – asking Christians “How do we win our city for Jesus?”
Four months afterwards, DUMC hosted a (religious? political? religio-political?) talk Hannah Yeoh.
Below is a photograph of Hannah the arch evangelist speaking at DUMC in the run-up to GE13.
DUMC has promoted other DAP politicians as well.
In September 2012, its founding pastor Daniel Ho introduced Yeo Bee Yin to his congregation. Bee Yin was DAP’s GE13 candidate for the Damansara Utama state seat.
On 22 April 2013 (two weeks before the general election), DUMC invited Hannah back again, together with party colleagues Bee Yin and Rajiv Rishyakaran.
All three were soon to be successfully elected as YBs.
In August 2016, the DAP-led state government awarded DUMC’s Pastor Daniel a Penang ‘Datuk’ title.
Jerusubang, Malaysia’s evangelical capital
Subang Jaya is the Selangor N31 (DUN) state seat under the Subang P104 parliament ward.
Subang is very possibly the most Christian constituency in Semenanjung while Subang Jaya has, arguably, the most number of churches in the country.
So you can say that Subang is the Jerusalem of Malaysia.
If Selangor had to contend with its “Take Subang for Jesus” movement, Johor too had to contend with its own Christians who wanted to “take possession of the land” for Jesus.
A ‘Kingdom Conference’ organized by Malaysians for Johor (M4J) planned for 26 May 2015 was canceled after the Islamic authorities were alerted.
No wonder then that Selangor and Johor both oppose the Christians using kalimah ‘Allah’ to name their God.
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Christians’ oversized role in DAP
More so than race parties Umno and Bersatu, religion party PAS is hostile to the DAP.
PAS believes evangelists in the DAP are pushing the party’s direction.
It is a serious matter when Tuan Ibrahim, the PAS deputy president himself questions Steven Sim’s Christian motives with regard to establishing a “Kingdom of God”.
Steven (above) is the DAP member of parliament for Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Guan Eng has denied that his MP is an evangelist, giving the excuse that “Steven does not do any preaching at any church”. (But then again, Guan Eng is your same politician who proclaimed “Saya bukan Cina”.)
PAS is savvy enough to judge the DAP based on the party’s actions and not only going by its camouflage words.
For example, the DAP vehemently declares that it is a multiracial and not a Chinese party. But look at the DAP’s actual behaviour.
Its chief target is the Chinese party MCA. And PAS can see what the DAP has done to MCA — annihilated it to the point that in the 2018 election, MCA gained only one seat in our Dewan Rakyat which houses 222 MPs.
Before the DAP’s hate propaganda among Chinese voters reduced MCA to a one-MP political party – now two MPs following the Tanjung Piai byelection – MCA had 31 MPs when Badawi won by a landslide in 2004.
Today the DAP is similarly protesting overmuch against being linked to evangelists.
It takes one to know one. It takes a race party to rival another race party (DAP vs MCA, Bersatu vs Umno) and it takes a religion party to recognize a fellow religion party.
PAS is aware of the nature of the beast in DAP because of their busted Pakatan Rakyat liaison. Bersatu too is aware of the DAP’s true nature following a toxic exposure in Pakatan Harapan.
Only clueless Umno – which has never before teamed up with the Christian-dominated party – lacks requisite awareness of the real DAP. But thank goodness there is the religious establishment to step into the breach.
Notice that no notable Muslim religious figure has publicly come forward to defend Steven Sim?
Although the Malay parties may be disunited, the Islamic establishment remains a cohesive wall of defence. The ulama, at least, have an inkling of the extent of DAP’s destructive power.