PETALING JAYA: There is no need for MCA President Liow Tiong Lai to state the obvious which was that the party condemns Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman’s “kafir harbi” statement.
The party’s spokesman Ti Lian Ker said the moment the statement was published, the party had immediately responded to it and was even perceived to be defending DAP.
Ti was alluding to his statement issued three days ago where he had stated that the mufti’s statement was irresponsible and could lead to violence.
“It is very mischievous for Guan Eng to play politics at all times. He should know that there are times when enough is enough,” said Ti in a statement today.
The former assemblyman was responding to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s allegation that Liow’s silence over Abdul Rahman’s controversial remark portrayed the latter as a coward.
Ti also said that Lim himself had kept mum over certain issues and despite this Liow had never “stooped so low as to snigger at Lim on his absolute silence”.
“Instead it is typical of the chief minister to focus his time and energy on petty politics.
“Liow knows when to move on to other issues when enough has been said and tempers need to be calmed. That’s the mark of a statesman and not a provocateur.”
Last week, Abdul Rahman said it was a big sin to be in cahoots with DAP, as they were “kafir harbi” (infidels, who are enemies of Islam and can be slain).
Rahman further alleged that DAP had rejected and even fought against Islam, thereby justifying that Muslims fight its enemy.