PAS is exposing how unfit they are to be part of the ruling government, with their recent offensive comments on the Bible and Christianity. The comments were in response to a much larger conversation involving the selling of alcohol in Malaysia. Banning alcohol in Malaysia has been an ongoing effort by PAS for decades.
When confronted with the fact that other religions do not prohibit the consumption of alcohol, and Catholics even consume wine as part of their religious ritual, PAS Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh shot back by claiming the Bible was “distorted”.
While many have come out to condemn Zawawi, PM Muhyiddin Yassin and Perikatan Nasional have maintained perfect silence on the matter. Do they condone his hate speech against Christianity?
Is this why Zawawi has become so emboldened, that he can simply refuse to apologize for the statement? He further went on to say that Christians have no right to feel offended and claimed that what he said was not an accusation but “a fact”.
Zawawi’s comments are not only hurtful to the Christian community, it also has the power to cause religious disharmony in Malaysia. PM Muhyiddin must condemn these comments immediately if he wants to be seen as a leader for all as proclaimed in the past.
This article was written based on a media statement by Lim Guan Eng – dated 1st September 2020.