DAP is unable to shake off its anti-Islam reputation. Why?
Because DAP itself wants to play the religion card.
A couple of days ago, DAP sec-gen Anthony Loke invoked Deepavalli as a reason why parliament should not be dissolved. He said conducting the general election this month would be disrespectful to Hindus.
Other DAP leaders flash the religion card too now and again. But at the same time, they insist on playing the victim also.
For example, DAP evangelist Hannah Yeoh has accused fellow Malaysians of “spinning” that her party is anti Islam (see 11 March 2020 tweeted article above by @MerdekaSuara).
‘Media sosial penuh dengan spin tuduh DAP anti-Islam, kata Hannah — Suara Merdeka
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This allegation of being Islamophobic is unique only to the DAP.
Establishment Chinese parties, for instance, may at times have been accused of racial chauvinism but still, MCA (and ex-BN) Gerakan do not have an anti-Islam reputation such as the DAP does.
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DAP’s split personality?
As recently as last week, PAS reiterated that DAP is anti Islam.
“DAP jelas memiliki rekod buruk lagi hina dalam isu-isu membabitkan Islam,” said Khairil Nizam Khirudin in his Sept 30 press statement.
Khairil, who is PAS information chief, cited the DAP women’s wing as “mengkritik khutbah Jumaat berkait kewajipan wanita Muslim menutup aurat” as well as singling out former Dewan Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming for “menyindir purdah yang dipakai oleh sebahagian wanita Islam”.
PAS sudah cukup rimas dengan kerenah DAP yang suka bermuka-muka, i.e. the evangelist party speaking from both sides of its mouth on the issue of Muslimah dress.
PAS epitomises the concept of ‘what you see is what you get’. The Islamist party makes no bones that it is purveying political Islam.
With DAP, on the other hand, what you see is a chameleon costume party.
DAP insists that its non-Muslim women are wearing selendang as a mark of “respect for Islam” and browbeats anyone who disagrees with its hijabi propaganda.
A DAP stalwart who has called out the party leadership on the matter of faux Muslim costuming is Ronnie Liu.
Hijabi Hannah berated Ronnie as “toxic” when it is actually her party that is schizophrenic.
“Ronnie does not represent me”, Hannah had asserted in April 2021.
“The DAP that Ronnie Liu wants is not the DAP which I joined,” she added.
The truth is Ronnie belonged to the DAP Lama of its previous chairman Karpal Singh.
DAP Baru which Hannah joined in the new millennium has been made over in the shape of its current Born Again Christian chairman Lim Guan Eng.