BN to blame for any attack against Christians, says DAP

By Clara Chooi May 09, 2011
The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The DAP warned Barisan Nasional (BN) today that it will have to bear responsibility for any undesirable consequences that may befall the Christian community resulting from its endorsement of Utusan Malaysia’s Christian Malaysia reports.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the ruling pact has deliberately refused to punish the Umno-owned daily for propagating its “hate campaign of lies” against the Christian community.

“By failing to stop the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia from continuing this hate campaign of lies, the BN government is inciting hate against the minority Christian community.

“DAP expresses grave concern that this hate campaign against Christians by Utusan Malaysia may not just stop at verbal attacks.

“The BN government has to bear full responsibility for any undesirable consequences on the Christian community in Malaysia based on Utusan’s hate campaign of lies,” Lim (picture) said in a statement today.

The Penang chief minister also criticised Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for promising to probe the report without stating that action would be taken against the daily for reporting false news.

“Clearly, the BN government has not only failed to stop Utusan Malaysia from continuing with such baseless attacks but has even encouraged them by promising action against Christian pastors and the DAP if found to be true.

“Why has the BN government not promised to take stern action against Utusan Malaysia when Utusan’s lies are exposed?” he asked.

Lim questioned if Utusan Malaysia now enjoys full immunity to spread unqualified allegations without facing the possibility of being punished for false reporting.

“It is utterly irresponsible of Umno to play with fire by spreading such lies through their newspaper Utusan Malaysia just to win Malay support at any cost.

“Many Christian leaders have expressed utter dismay at these provocative lies and denied vehemently that there are groups of Christian pastors working with DAP to create a Christian state and prime minister,” he said.

He added that the DAP has always endorsed Islam as the federal religion of Malaysia as enshrined in the Constitution and has always opposed the establishment of any theocratic state from any religion.

“This position of supporting Islam as stated in our Federal Constitution is even included in the DAP party constitution,” he said.

On a separate issue, Lim slammed Umno for leading a demonstration against him in Butterworth yesterday on the state government’s proposed toll-free alternative road from Jalan Bagan 29 to Jalan Siram.

He pointed out that the proposed road, which was initially set to cost RM5 million, had been brought down to cost only RM3.3 million after the state used an open tender system to source for contractors for the project.

“The contractor who won the project was a Malay contractor who brought down the cost further by another RM800,000 to RM2.5 million through close monitoring by Penang state executive councillor Lim Hock Seng.

“This is a classic case of a state government project costing less than the awarded tender price; that would never happen in a BN state, which would invariably cost more than the tendered price,” he said.

However, Lim said that BN and Umno had every right to oppose the project as it proves the difference in BN’s and Pakatan Rakyat’s policies.

“But no one has a right to run a campaign based on lies and Umno has no right to protest against something that is just not true.

“Or else, where would this end? If our country is built on lies, then collapse is certain,” he said, referring again to the Utusan Malaysia report.

“Malaysians regardless of race and religion must stand up together against Umno and Utusan Malaysia who are playing with fire and are ready to burn 1 Malaysia with the racist agenda of 1 Melayu-1 Bumi, 1 Cina of MCA or 1 India of MIC,” he added.

  1. #1 by Thinking Two on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 2:23 pm

    Looks who is talking…..

    “We must capture it at all cost!”
    THB’s death.

    “We must capture it at all cost!”
    Christinity is Malaysia’s religion by utusan.

  2. #2 by k1980 on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 2:29 pm

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    Supposing 10 million users update their free antivirus once every day, my company stands to gain RM5,000,000 a day. Thank you.

    BERSIH, CEKAP & AMINAH (not Amanah)

    Saifool Bukhari bin Pintoo Belakang

  3. #3 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 2:54 pm

    wahai hati orang busuk, baik
    si melayu kah
    si cina kah
    si india kah
    si benggali kah
    kalau dah niat di hati itu busuk, busuk lah dia
    kalau dah niat di hati itu nak menipu, menipu lah dia
    kalau dah niat di hati itu hendak timbulkan huru hara dan sengketa, biarlah dia……berdepan dengan Allah

  4. #4 by Thinking Two on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 3:00 pm

    Even encik apa-nama also mentioned before that non-malays can be a prime minister.

    Nothing needs to be changed in the constitution as there are already clearly stated therein that this can happened.

    ibrahim ali is trying to blame the communist. Communist never pratise religion. Big mouth!!!!

  5. #5 by DAP man on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 3:12 pm

    Najib is no more in control. He is limp. Nobody in UMNO respects him. Utusan is showing him its middle finger too.

  6. #6 by gofortruth on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 3:13 pm

    What is the population of Christian in Malaysia? May be less than 5%.
    How a mere 5% of a tiny minority community can have their religion made federal religion??????
    Utusan’s motive is clear – They just want to create hatred between Muslims & Christians and hopefully all the PAS Malays will go to UMNO’s fold.
    Instead of DAP coming out strongly to warn BN, PAS leaders & PKR Malay leaders should take the lead.
    Christians all over Malaysia only pray for justice & peace & love. We pray for our political leaders to have wisdom & understanding to look after the progress & properity of our nation. We also pray that God will expose any wrong doing (corruptions) done by any person from any political party, from any religion.

    UTUSAN is without a doubt our national security threat. They are painting a very unstable Malaysia to the world. New foreign investors will not set foot here. Existing investor will try to find quick exits. FDI will continue to plunge!!!! Malaysia under Najib is fast becoming a BIG FAT INTERNATIONAL JOKE!!!! Najib must control his DPM la……

  7. #7 by on cheng on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 - 10:24 am

    Christian cannot even hv their bible in bahasa indonesia for so long (stuck at custom), then hv to get stamped n serial nos, so how can Christian threatened others???
    If a party/person want to be a fool, go ahead, Don’t try to fool 25 million Malaysian !
    Christian cannot build a church with their money without a long, long wait for approval (as long as 17 years, or even never approved), so how can they threatened others, so real brainless report ! Only idiots would believe such report.

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