DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng asks why these two parties are still in BN despite Umno backing calls to implement hudud on all Malaysians.
PETALING JAYA: Turning the tables on his political foes, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng referred to MCA and Gerakan as ‘political eunuchs’ for not leaving Barisan Nasional (BN) despite Umno’s support to implement hudud laws.
Lim also defended PAS saying while the Islamist party only wanted to implement hudud to Muslims in the country, Umno had wanted to implement Islamic laws on all Malaysians.
“Why have MCA and Gerakan not left BN despite Umno leaders’ open support for hudud on all Malaysians?” asked Lim.
The Penang chief minister was referring to Johor Umno state assemblyman Ayub Rahmat’s statement last month who called for the state government to implement hudud in the state.
Ayub’s calls was also backed by national Umno Puteri chief Rosnah Abd Rashid.
On Friday, MCA publicity bureau chief Loh Seng Kok told Lim and his father, party veteran Lim Kit Siang to quit DAP for failing to rebuke PAS on its plan to implement hudud in the country.
“DAP’s failure to resist PAS shows the Rocket is unable to protect non Muslims from being subjected to PAS’ hardline doctrines.
“DAP is afraid of disagreeing with PAS and will not fight for the rights of the rakyat,” said Loh.
Responding to Loh, Lim said that DAP would not support the implementation of hudud in the country.
Lim said both DAP and PAS had signed a common policy framework that unites them on a nation-building agenda should Pakatan Rakyat win federal power in the general election.
“And the framework makes no mention of implementing hudud in the future Pakatan government,” he said.
However, Lim said both DAP and PAS would continue strengthening their bond on common principles, such as their disdain for corruption and abuse of power.
“DAP and PAS are committed in establishing integrity in leadership by focusing on competency, accountability and transparency.
“We also agreed on a welfare state programme to protect the poor and those who are in need,” said Lim.