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DAP told to boycott KT by election - malaysiakini

The Star reports:

PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has asked DAP to boycott the Kuala Terengganu by-election campaign as a matter of principle if it is really against PAS’ plan to implement hudud and qisas laws if it comes to power at the national level.

He said if DAP chose to help campaign for PAS’ candidate in Kuala Terengganu, then it would mean that the party supported public whipping, amputation and stoning for criminal offences under hudud laws.

“Mere words objecting to PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa’s statement on the issue would not suffice if not demonstrated by action,” Ong said in his latest posting in his blog.

He chided DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang for calling on MCA not to campaign in the by-election over his (Ong’s) media conference regarding the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) on Sunday.

“I think this is Lim’s latest attempt to distract the public from one of the worst crises facing Pakatan Rakyat following the controversial statement by Husam.

“Husam has only confirmed what the Malaysian public has known about PAS’ intention all along -- to set up an Islamic State and introduce hudud laws if it comes to power at the national level.

“We can now clearly see signs of discord in the eight-month-old Pakatan Rakyat alliance, which was formed as a marriage of convenience, whose member parties have starkly different, if not opposing, ideologies,” he added.

Husam, in a debate with Umno Youth deputy head Khairy Jamaluddin Saturday night had stated that the hudud and qisas laws would have been implemented if Pakatan Rakyat had managed to wrest the federal government as planned on Sept 16.

Ong said when Lim asked MCA to boycott the by-election campaigning, it merely showed that the DAP was terrified that MCA would win over the almost 9,000 Chinese voters (11%) in the constituency.

Chinese votes, he said, are the key to BN’s victory and MCA wouild not only work hard to win them over, but also help woo voters of other races.

Ong said the fact that Lim had issued two statements on PKFZ in as many days only proved that the party was facing a dearth of issues for the by-election.

He also reminded Lim that while he was free to comment, he needed to be objective in his statements over the issue as it could affect the confidence of existing and potential investors.

Ong noted that even Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, part of the Pakatan Rakyat, had acknowledged that the PKFZ was a viable project.

Malaysiakini's report when Malaysiakini starts reporting tomorrow.


jajijon said...

I am a non muslim, but I will support hudud laws to punish criminals as mentioned by OTK, especially those corrupted ones should get their hands chopped off!!! When one is law abiding, what is there to be afraid of? It is the criminals that should be afraid. So, are you a criminal?