DAP and PAS have not changed their respective stands on hudud, but it is UMNO, MCA and Gerakan which have changed their stand!


Nobody would have thought that MCA go could lower than what it suffered in the 13th General Elections last May, when MCA surrendered three parliamentary seats to UMNO, namely Gelang Patah, Kuantan and Wangsa Maju and received the worst clobbering in Malaysian electoral history when it was reduced to a mosquito “7-11” party.

But everyone was wrong, for MCA has plumbed to a lower depth, when it announced that it was not contesting the Bukit Glugor parliamentary by-election, with the MCA Secretary-General Ong Ka Chuan insulting the intelligence of Malaysians by giving the most nonsensical of reasons: viz:

“MCA will not participate in the poll as the party wants to fully focus on the hudud issue to protect the federal constitution.

“If we contest, some issues might crop up and divert us from our focus, which is to stop the PAS Private Member’s Bill from being tabled in Parliament on June 9.”

The press has reported that the PAS Central Committee at its meeting in Kuala Lumour this morning decided that it will not present a private member’s bill on the implementation of hudud in Parliament in June, referring the matter to the technical committee formed jointly by the Federal Govenment and the Kelantan State governments.

Now that PAS will not be tabling a private member’s bill on hudud implementation in the June meeting of Parliament, will MCA contest in Bukit Gelugor as the very reason for not participating in the by-election has been completely demolished by the PAS Central Committee today.

Of course, this was not the real reason why MCA is not contesting the Bukit Gelugor by-election – which is MCA fear of an even more ignominous defeat in Bukit Gelugor than during the 13GE last May.

If the MCA is to contest in Bukit Gelugor, it faces not the possibility and risk but the certainty of the expose, not only in Penang but throughout Malaysia, of its perfidy and hypocrisy in launching a national sham campaign purportedly to defend the Malaysian Constitution when in fact it had betrayed not only the fundamental constitutional principles but also the sacrifices and memory of the MCA founders like Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Tun Tan Siew Sin on the hudud issue.

This is because DAP and PAS have not changed our respective stands on hudud, but it is UMNO, MCA and Gerakan which have changed their stand on hudud while putting up a great sham and pretence to hide their policy change on hudud.

Firstly, who can forget that when the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad made the unilateral, arbitrary and unconstitutional announcement on Sept. 29, 2001 (“929 Declaration”) that Malaysia is an Islamic State, the first to rush forward to endorse such infringement of the secular Malaysian Constitution were the then MCA and Gerakan Presidents?

The only political voice to reject and repudiate the unconstitutional “929” declaration that Malaysia is an Islamic State was from the DAP.

Secondly, what is little noticed in the recent hudud controversy is the tectonic shift of Barisan Nasional and MCA/Gerakan policy on hudud.

On April 24, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak publicly announced that the Barisan Nasional Federal Government had never rejected hudud – which was a clear violation of the Merdeka Constitution of 1957 and Malaysian Constitution 1963 and the stand not only of the first three Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Tun Hussein, but also the struggles of the founders of MCA and MIC like Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Tun Tan Siew Sin and Tun V.T. Sambanthan.

What Najib announced on Aprl 24 was not Barisan Nasional and formerly Alliance policy for the past 57 years.

As Barisan Nasional operates on a principle of consensus, the disagreement of one of the 13 component parties in BN would suffice to block such a policy change.

In fact, such a policy change would not have got the approval of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council as eleven if not twelve of the 13 BN component parties would have rejected such a policy change – even if UMNO is solidly in support of such a policy change.

Why then have the MCA President Liow Tiong Lai and Deputy President Wee Ka Siong given their tacit support for such a major policy change by Barisan Nasional?

Can the Liow/Wee MCA leadership explain why they dare not requisition an emergency meeting of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council to defend the secular basis of the Malaysian constitution – when there are more than enough votes to reject Najib’s unilateral, arbitrary and unconstitutional announcement of the Barisan Nasional Federal Governemtn on hudud?

Is the reason for the MCA perfidy and hypocrisy on the question of hudud all because of the greed of Liow and Wee for Ministerial appointments when MCA is finally taken back into the Cabinet and Government – with Najib dangling the carrot of three MCA Ministers and five MCA deputy ministers?

If MCA is defending the secular basis of the Malaysian Constitution for real, and not just launching a national sham campaign to mislead and deceive voters, then the first thing Liow and Wee must do is to make it crystal clear to Najib that MCA leaders would reject Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial offers unless Najib retracts the unilateral, arbitrary and unconstitutional announcement that the Barisan Nasional Federal Government never rejected hudud.

(Media Conference in Batu Pahat on Sunday May 11, 2014 at 2.30 pom)

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  1. #1 by undertaker888 on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 6:36 pm

    Book haram leader can use the name of All@h to sell the kidnapped girls but Christian in this land cannot use the name All@h to preach goodness.

    Where is ISMA, Ibrahim Ayun, JAIS? How come not a peep from them condemning this? Well I guess if you are the same faith it is alright to use All@h name to rape, kidnap and trade girls according to these bird brains.

  2. #2 by undertaker888 on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 6:50 pm

    MCA clowns don’t care two hoots about hudud. Probably they all already have passports of infidel countries. They all can pack up and go anytime.

    They are more interested in the ministers job. Yeah. $$$$$. More ways to plunder like they did pkfz.

    They can place literally a dumb monkey to contest against MCA in Gelugor and the dumb monkey will win by a landslide. That will be the greatest humiliation to this eunuch party. Makan pandai. Kerja tak tau.

  3. #3 by pulama on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 6:54 pm

    Will the leaders who endorsed the “929 Declaration” also offer a retraction?

  4. #4 by undertaker888 on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 6:56 pm

    MCA clowns don’t care two hoots about hudud. Probably they all already have pa$sports of infidel countries. They all can pack up and go anytime.

    They are more interested in the ministers job. Yeah. $$$$$. More ways to plunder like they did pkfz.

    They can place literally a dumb monkey to contest against MCA in Gelugor and the dumb monkey will win by a landslide. That will be the greatest humiliation to this eunuch party. Makan pandai. Kerja tak tau.

  5. #5 by yhsiew on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 7:07 pm

    ///…with Najib dangling the carrot of three MCA Ministers and five MCA deputy ministers?///

    Position, money and fame are irresistible to MCA!

  6. #6 by winstony on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 7:43 pm

    This eunuch party has become very daring.
    Going against Hudud!
    Don’t they know that big brother UMNO is trying to toady up to PAS and rejecting Hudud is not the way to go!
    So, sooner rather than later, this beggar party will lose its crumbs!!!

  7. #7 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Actually even if PAS did not withdraw the bill, what was MCA going to do about Hudud? Go around complaining and criticizing PAS and Hudud to Chinese people who already oppose it?

    Or were they going to be like Liow urging people to emulate M who told Isma to shut up? Mahathir don’t oppose Hudud, he oppose disadvantaging Malay Muslim..

    Its better for Liow to move on to the larger picture of what is wrong with MCA – what is wrong with UMNO – tell Najib that his ‘plan’ is not working – 5 years is a long time for any political plan to work and its not and will not..

  8. #8 by boh-liao on Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 9:11 pm

    AiSAY MAN, d Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary seat has 61,112 Chinese voters, who make up about 74.5% of d electorate

    HOW CAN lah U keep pushing racist MCA 2 contest there 1, cari mati meh

    U NO know meh MCA, always claiming 2 represent Chinese M’sians, only dare 2 contest in Malay-voters-majority constituencies what

  9. #9 by pulau_sibu on Monday, 12 May 2014 - 4:50 am

    BN better gets its top penang guy, koh tsu koon, to contest

  10. #10 by boh-liao on Monday, 12 May 2014 - 4:50 am

    WHO knows, later 2day, MCA might announce d REAL reason:

    D Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary seat has 61,112 Chinese voters, who make up about 74.5% of d electorate

    We KNOW we, d racist flag-bearer n defender of Chinese, can EASILY WIN d by-election hands down there with overwhelming Chinese support + our racist master’s (Perkosa-UmnoB lah, in case U no know) Malay votes

    HOWEVER, out of RESPECT 4 d late Karpal Singh, whom we RESPECT a lot (wish he were a Chinese n could join MCA, d racist party), we hv decided 2 give DAP a WALKOVER in d coming by-election

    SHUI shui leh, dis would b a much better excuse than d 1 MCA gave

  11. #11 by undertaker888 on Monday, 12 May 2014 - 8:30 am

    //, we hv decided 2 give DAP a WALKOVER in d coming by-election//

    Of course they will do that. They already have the minister’s jobs thru behind the scene walkover.

  12. #12 by Justice Ipsofacto on Monday, 12 May 2014 - 8:50 am

    “Dictionary of Malaysian Politics”

    “MCA”.

    Meaning: A noun, a stalk of almost always forgotten or overlooked and badly decaying umno wall-flower.

    Pronunciation: Dont waste your time and effort. Its not worth even just trying.

  13. #13 by worldpress on Monday, 12 May 2014 - 10:59 am

    For those who plan to implement HUDUD in our multi-racial multi-culture at the expense of our multi-culture is too much to fulfill his wish to serve their god

    Maybe we can help them to fulfill their wishes without experiment at the expense of our multi-culture society by diplomatic and support financial 1/2 years to live in the land of fully implemented their god law in Pakistan and Afghanistan fulfill their wishes to serve and their services is very needed over there very much to uphold their god laws

  14. #14 by pulama on Monday, 12 May 2014 - 2:08 pm

    LKS wrote: ///Nobody would have thought that MCA go could lower than what it suffered in the 13th General Elections last May, when MCA surrendered three parliamentary seats to UMNO, namely Gelang Patah, Kuantan and Wangsa Maju and received the worst clobbering in Malaysian electoral history when it was reduced to a mosquito “7-11” party.///

    Even lower in Bukit Gelugor. This time, someone in disguise to promote hudud.

    /// An online blog ‘The Cybersniper’ has exposed an Umno man disguised as a PAS member to contest in the Bukit Gelugor by-election this month. ///, Bogus ‘PAS member’ is an Umno man, P Ramani, Free Malaysia Today, 10 May 2014
    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/05/10/bogus-pas-member-is-an-umno-man/

  15. #15 by worldpress on Monday, 12 May 2014 - 9:44 pm

    Are those support Hudud law in Malaysia, ready to proof to Malaysians they love to live under their God Laws agreed to live few years in Pakistan or Afghanistan where their God Law fully implemented to fulfill their wish and serve their god helping Pakistan or Afghanistan uphold god laws more effectively?

    Don’t play play here in Malaysia. Proof first.

  16. #16 by good coolie on Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 11:39 pm

    If non-muslims believe that Hudud would be beneficial to Malaysia, they would surely support the government and PAS to implement Hudud.

    But not those stupid MCA fellows: they will support Hudud if their UMNO big brothers want it that way. Remember how they and the MIC clowns supported Art.121(1A), and later went with placards to protest to the “semua boleh” PM of the day, only to be shooed off unceremoniusly?
    Keep your eyes and ears open, dear Malaysians!

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