MCA stand it cannot support PAS private member’s motion but would support it if the bill was moved by the government most shocking and unbelievable as it is downright unprincipled and irresponsible


The MCA stand, as declared by MCA President, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in Parliament lobby yesterday, that MCA cannot support PAS private member’s motion but would support it if the bill was moved by the government (reported by New Straits Times) is most shocking and unbelievable as it is downright unprincipled and irresponsible.

Such a declaration should reinforce general concerns whether MCA and the other Barisan Nasional parties could be trusted to firmly and uncompromisingly defend and uphold the constitutional principles of a secular democratic Malaysia with Islam as the official religion of the nation.

This is a matter of grave concern as it is speculated that the next move of the private member’s motion of the PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang, is for the UMNO/BN government to take over Hadi’s bill and present it to the March meeting of Parliament as a government bill.

Has MCA and the other Barisan Nasional parties agreed and authorised UMNO to take over Hadi’s private member’s motion and present Hadi’s private member’s bill as a government bill of the Barisan Nasional government?

As far as I know, the Cabinet had not met to give UMNO Ministers the authority to take over Hadi’s private member’s bill, or is the so-called Barisan Nasional consensus have ong ceased to exist, and Barisan Nasional exist only in name as UMNO can unilaterally and arbitrarily decide on behalf of all the other 13 BN component parties even on a fundamental question affecting the constitutional rights of all Malaysians?

Barisan Nasional leader should understand that the issue is not who is presenting the bill or motion, whether PAS or UMNO, but whether the constitutional principles and basis in the Merdeka Constitution 1957 and Malaysia Agreeemnt 1963 establishing multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-cultural Malaysia are upheld or undermined.

Hadi’s statement that his private member’s bill motion is no concern of the non-Muslims is both misguided and unfortunate, and one only needs to refer to his speech in the Terengganu State Assembly in July 2002 that Islamic laws will eventually cover non-Muslims.

He made it very clear that the hudud and qisas laws spelt out by PAS in the Terengganu Syariah Criminal Offences (Hudud and Qisas) Enactment will be imposed even on non-Muslism in the state “when every citizen understands them”.

Speaking at the winding-up of the two-day debate in the Terengganu State Assembly on the Enactment, he said:
“For now, it will apply to only Muslims but when the time comes, the
hudud and qisas laws will be extended to all non-Muslims.”
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  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Friday, 25 November 2016 - 1:31 pm

    People wonder how Najib and Hadi Awang can be friends? Simple, there is little difference between being stupid and fraud.

  2. #2 by machiavelli on Friday, 25 November 2016 - 4:03 pm

    It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

    Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

    Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

    In the name of God, go!

    Oliver Cromwell – April 20, 1653

  3. #3 by good coolie on Saturday, 26 November 2016 - 12:59 am

    Just to clear up a doubt, is Machiavelli talking about UMNO Baru?

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 26 November 2016 - 3:49 am

    To Hadi Awang and anyone else who says RUU 355 got nothing to do with 1MDB, I say it ALREADY DOES. – 1MDB, SRC, ECRL, GST is non-muslim money too, since they pay most taxes, ultimately mostly non-Muslim money.

    Hadi’s PAS do not get to say its only about Muslim so long as Najib, Rosmah, Jho Low and those involved are not locked up.

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