DAP is a hypocrite party – MIC

 |Mar 30, 2017
MIC treasurer-general S. Vell Paari.

DAP is a hypocrite party, and this has been proven in the current controversy over Act 355 bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

MIC treasurer-general S. Vell Paari said in a statement today that DAP would do anything to deceive the people just to grab power.

“On one hand, we have DAP’s Anthony Loke’s video where he goes around saying that non-Muslims shall not be afraid of hudud. But on another hand, we have Lim Kit Siang telling the non-Muslims to be afraid of hudud.

“This clearly shows that DAP will do anything and lie to the people just to grab power and support,” he said.

He was referring to a three-minute Antony Loke video footage, which had gone viral in the social media, that revealed the DAP support to PAS hudud agenda during the 2013 general election campaign.

Vell Paari pointed out that it was a different scenario with Barisan Nasional (BN) and applauded the yesterday’s statement by Prime Minister Najib Razak that the government will not table the Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act.

“The decision by the prime minister is a positive development with respect to the Act 355 bill, which has caused anxiety among the BN component parties.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the presidents of MIC, MCA, Gerakan and all Sabah/Sarawak parties for standing firm in opposing the amendment to Act 355,” he said.

He said this had demonstrated that BN was very professional in handling sensitive issues.

Vell Paari said it showed all issues can be resolved through informed discussions and negotiations.

“Let us not forget also the efforts, commitment and firm stand of the late Adenan Satem who during his time as Sarawak chief minister opposed the implementation of hudud in Sarawak by taking into consideration the various ethnic composition of the state.

“The heroic act by the late Adenan Satem gave strength to all the component party presidents to continue the fight in opposing the amendment of Act 355 by the government and finally via consensus a decision has been made without any infighting between component parties.

“Finally, the consensus among all BN parties is that the government will not take over this bill.”