By John Isaac
IT is unbecoming of an Islamic political party leader to take a swipe at the minorities in the country, said a DAP youth leader.
According to Abdul Aziz Isa, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had recently said the minorities were “scheming for political power”
“I take offence with Hadi Awang’s grosteque remark and true Malaysians should too. It’s unbecoming for a person like him to come up with such a remark.
“This doesn’t reflect the value of Islam that majority of Muslims in Malaysia adhere to,” said the Stampin Dapsy chief.
While many of us know the Rukun Negara, let us not forget the preamble of our national philosophy which outlines the ambition of an inclusive, just and equitable Malaysian society:
– Achieving a more perfect unity among society
– Preserving a democratic way of life
– Creating a just society where prosperity of the country can be enjoyed together in a fair and equitable manner
– Guaranteeing a liberal approach towards the rich and varied cultural traditions and
– Building a progressive society that will make use of science and modern technology
Abd Aziz said a true Malaysian upholds these ambitions.
“These are not Western colonialist ideals, nor are they mere words to be regurgitated; these ideals establish our national identity, our shared vision for this nation built upon by Malays, Chinese, Indians, Sarawakians and Sabahans.
“This is our national consensus, instituted by royal proclamation. To suggest otherwise is to undermine our nationally endorsed liberal, democratic and progressive way of life promulgated by the late Tun Abdul Razak.
“I believe Malaysians are smart enough to see for themselves the motivation behind Hadi Awang’s statement—to sow division, distrust and disunity in order for Malaysians to pit against each other,” he said.