The pro-Steven Sim mob is dogpiling on Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff.
Dr Kamarul has a doctorate in Political Science. His writings appear in Harakah.
Apart from contributions from academics like Dr Kamarul, Harakah also features writings bylined to geng Pak Ustaz. One of them is Ustaz Nasrudin Hassan at Tantawi.
Ustaz Nasrudin wrote in Harakah an op-ed headlined ‘DAP pembawa malapetaka negara’ on 25 Oct 2019.
Ustaz Nasrudin also believes the evangelists are “agerasif dan licik”. He said this, and more, in his Facebook entry titled ‘Bahaya evangelis Kristian’ on 6 June 2017.
Other ulama too have expressed in Harakah their concern about the evangelists.
Meanwhile in the Rocket, writings by their DAP Christian politicians are featured.
Lay preacher Hannah Yeoh is a popular poster girl in the DAP party publication.
She is evangelist, as is Steven.
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The PAS people see plenty of evangelists in DAP, and the DAP people see lots of Islamists in PAS.
There is a sort of inverse equilibrium between the Harakah and Rocket worldviews in their respective cross-writing about evangelists and Islamists.
Dr Kamarul touching on Steven Sim is not the first time that the DAP Penang MP has made an appearance in Harakah.
On 30 Sept 2019, Harakah published an opinion piece titled ‘Forum Naratif Malaysia Baharu: Apa tujuannya?’
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DAP Chinese Christian evangelist
According to Lim Guan Eng, Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusof “maliciously labelled Sim as a Chinese Christian evangelist”.
Why the in-denial?
The Harakah 30 Sept 2019 article (cited above) noted that the ‘New Malaysia Narrative’ forum – which was held in Kota Damansara’s Mega Chinese Methodist Church – was opened by Steven Sim and closed by DAP Subang Jaya Adun Michelle Ng.
The Harakah article said (added bold emphasis this blogger’s) :
“Steven Sim Chee Keong adalah Timbalan Menteri Belia dan Sukan dan Ahli Parlimen DAP Bukit Mertajam, seorang Cina Kristian.
“Michelle Ng Mei Sze adalah Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor (ADUN) DAP Subang Jaya, seorang Cina Kristian.
Moderator forum itu, Philip Koh, seorang peguam, adalah seorang Cina Kristian.
“Prof. Dr Tajuddin Rasdi, adalah seorang profesor seni bina, Universiti UCSI. Beliau bukan sahaja satu-satunya ahli panel bukan Cina, malah satu-satunya peserta bukan Cina di forum itu.
“Dr James Chin adalah seorang Cina Kristian dari University of Tasmania. Beliau adalah kelahiran Malaysia (Sarawak) yang masih menjadi warganegara Malaysia.
“Dr Lee Kam Hing, bekas Profesor Sejarah Universiti Malaya, pada masa ini adalah Timbalan Naib Canselor, New Era University College.” (Helen’s note: Unless I’m mistaken, Dr Lee is Christian too.)
The above Harakah September 2019 article was penned by former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad.
Bukan calang-calang orang. Beliau mantan Ketua Hakim Negara. Bergelar ‘Tun’ lagi.
Not only did our ex-CJ plainly state that Steven is a “Chinese Christian”, Tun Hamid also gave his own evaluation of Steven’s talk delivered in church that day — its content (speaking on “Jesus manifesto”, “kingdom of God”, “Christ becoming king”) places the DAP politician squarely as an ‘evangelist’.
Therefore any description of Steven as Cina-Kristian-evangelis is accurate.
So what exactly is Guan Eng trying to deny, or else, why cannot a leader of his party be called ‘a spade is a spade’?
Prof. Tajuddin Rasdi (pictured above) is not Chinese nor Christian but he is nonetheless DAP.
Tajuddin writes for Sin Chew and his latest April 26 column in the Chinese media is titled ‘Of good Christians in the Quran, Hadith and Malaysia’.
His earlier Sin Chew article on April 23 predictably defended Steven Sim.
In his article last week defending Steven, Tajuddin wrote: “Now, we are faced with a new narrative that seems to suggest that non-Muslims’ help should be disallowed or be viewed with extreme suspicion”.
One-and-a-half years ago, Tajuddin had given a talk at the mega church event above headlined by Cina Kristian Steven Sim, Cina Kristian Michelle Ng, Cina Kristian Philip Koh, Cina Kristian James Chin and Cina Kristian Lee Kam Hing.
Tajuddin shared with the Cina Damansara churchgoers his own idea on how to bring about a “new narrative”.
Hence better than most ordinary Malays, Tajuddin himself should be clued in as to why Steven’s new narrative is “viewed with extreme suspicion”.