Weekly Highlights

No excuse for racist analogy.

Is the PAS leadership prepared to reprimand the Kedah Mentri Besar and PAS Kedah Assemblyman for Jeneri, Sanusi Md Nor for making rude, insensitive, unacceptable racial slur in a plural society when using the toddy analogy against critics over the demolition of a Hindu temple in Kuala Kedah?

Has the PAS leadership no concept of right and wrong or just and unjust?

Does the PAS leadership agree with the stand  by the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikkhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) which expressed deep dismay at Sanusi’s statement over the demolition of the Sri Raja Muniswarar Hindu Temple in Taman Bersatu, Kuala Kedah?

MCCBCHST said the temple had been there for 50 years and the Kedah Mentri Besar should have engaged in a dialogue for an amicable solution as the Alor Setar City Council had been aware of the existence of the temple for some time.

It said that any place of worship which had been allowed to be built and given tacit approval cannot be illegal, more so as the temple had been built 50 years ago.

Is PAS aware that Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious nation and all leaders, whether at the Federal or State level, just have the attributes to be sensitive to all races, languages, cultures and religions in the country?

Does the PAS leadership accept the five nation-building principles as declared by Rukun Negara?

The PAS leadership must explain why they put forward a Kedah Assemblyman who has no appreciation  of the diverse characteristics of Kedah and Malaysia to be Kedah Mentri Besar?

Three days ago, I had described the Sanusi episode as one of the three examples of “kakistocracy at its worst”. And that was before Sanusi committed an even more abominable mistake by using the toddy analogy against his critics.

What is the PAS leadership doing about it?

Lim Kit Siang
MP for Iskandar Puteri

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