Christian state: PAS demands apology from Hisham

By Regina Lee
May 10, 11

PAS has taken Hishammuddin Hussein to task for his remarks on a media report that Christian groups are plotting to turn Malaysia into a Christian state.

Party vice-president Mahfuz Omar demanded that Hishammuddin apologises for his statement, which Mahfuz claimed had made the Christian-Muslim relations in the country even more tense.

“It was a completely inappropriate response,” said Mahfuz, who is also the Pokok Sena MP.

Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia last Saturday front-paged a report about a pro-Umno blog that said there was secret pact and agenda to make Christianity the official religion of the country.

The daily also reported that a meeting between Christian pastors and DAP in Penang plotted the appointment of a Christian prime minister.

Hishammuddin responded to the news by warning against such a move without checking the veracity of the reports.

“Similarly with racial issues. If a particular race were to carry an issue too vigorously, it will provoke reactions from other races,” he told reporters in Kuala Terengganu on Saturday, without naming anyone in his comments.

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  1. #1 by pulau_sibu on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 - 2:14 pm

    Why the prime minister has to be from umno all the time? we can have taib as prime minister for instance. how do you know that taib is not as good as najib? we cannot stand the fact that bn will never let sarawakian to be the prime minister

  2. #2 by Thinking Two on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 - 2:59 pm

    Perkasa is still trying to fool the people by saying that only umno president can only be the PM.

    The constitution never states that PM must be coming from umno member and aspecially the president in particular.

    Big mouth the Perkasa.

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