Pakatan Rakyat comprising PAS, PKR and DAP representing Malaysians of all races, religions and regions, will spearhead campaign to save Malaysia from traitors who want to destroy Malaysia by incessant incitement of racial and religious hatred and tensions through lies and falsehoods
Malaysia after the 13th General Elections nine months ago in May last year is going through its most dangerous times in the nation’s history.
This is because there are in our midst irresponsible and reckless elements, whom I would even call traitors to the nation, who want to pit race against race, religion against religion, to destroy Malaysia by causing racial chaos or religious conflagration through the incessant incitement of racial and religious animosities, hatred, conflicts and tension spouting lies and falsehoods.
What makes the situation very dangerous is we have a government which seems to have lost it duty and political will to uphold the Constitution and be a government for all Malaysians and to act firmly against the merchants and vendors of hate.
Instead of taking firm action against these irresponsible and reckless elements out to destroy Malaysia through the incessant incitement of racial and religious hatred and conflict based on lies and falsehoods, the government whether the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, the Police, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the judiciary, have failed to uphold the Constitution and the laws, as if these irresponsible elements enjoy “immunity and impunity” to break laws and to incite racial and religious hatred through lies and falsehoods.
The DAP has been a special target of this insidious and treacherous campaign for the past few years, which had been intensified in the past nine months.
These are among the lies and falsehoods which had been hurled against DAP and DAP leaders with the purpose of inciting racial and religious hatred and conflict to cause racial chaos or religious conflagration:
– The lie that the PR Penang State Government of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng wanted to ban the Prophet Mohamad’s birthday procession or perarakan maulidur rasul;
– The lie that DAP Member of Parliament Teresa Kok wanted to ban the azan in a mosque in Kinrara resulting in Teresa being detained under the Internal Security Act;
– The lie that the PR Penang State Government want to ban the Friday khutbah;
– The lie that Malay Bibles are distributed to Malay students in Penang;
-The lie that Teresa Kok’s “Onederful Malaysia CNY 2014” video is anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Malay Rulers.
The cumulative effect of these lies and falsehoods to incite racial and religious hatred and conflicts, with the authorities especially the Police folding its hands and standing by, seeming to condone open breaches and defiance of the law instead of arresting and prosecuting the criminals trying to pit race against race and religion against religion, is to create the totally false impression that Malays and Islam are under siege.
This is the recipe for racial chaos or religious conflagration for Malaysia, which no responsible government should allow or permit.
We in the Pakatan Rakyat believe that the overwhelming majority of Malaysians, whether Malays, Chinese, Indians,Orang Asli, Kadazans, Ibans, whether Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Taoists, whether in Peninsuar Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak want peace, harmony, progress and prosperity for all Malaysians and do not want racial or religious conflict, chaos or conflagration.
In fact, we not only believe that it is not only members of Pakatan Rakyat, whether PAS, PKR or PAS but also members of Barisan Nasional, whether UMNO, MCA, Gerakan, MIC or the other BN component parties, who want peace, harmony, progress and prosperity for all in Malaysia and reject racial or religious discord.
It is only a small group of irresponsible and reckless people who are prepared to be traitors to Malaysia by fomenting racial and religious strife through incessant incitement of racial and religious hatred with lies and falsehoods.
Pakatan Rakyat comprising PAS, PKR and DAP representing Malaysians of all races, religions and regions, will spearhead a national campaign to save Malaysia from traitors who want to destroy Malaysia through incessant incitement of racial and religious hatred and tensions with lies and falsehoods.
We invite Barisan Nasional and its component parties to join the Pakatan Rakyat in this national campaign to save Malaysia from traitors who want to destroy Malaysia through incessant incitement of racial and religious hatred with lies and falsehoods.
This is why the Pakatan Rakyat national leadership has offered the olive branch to the Prime Minister and the Barisan Nasional leadership to come together in a BN-PR Leaders Summit on national unity and national reconciliation to save Malaysia from those who want to create racial chaos and religious conflagration.
We in PR are still waiting for a proper response from the Prime Minister and the BN.
(Speech at PAS Johor ceramah in Gelang Patah after launching of PAS Johor Building Fund campaign by PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang on Monday, 24th February 2014 at 11 pm)