Easy to prove Lim Kit Siang is anti-Islam, anti-Malay, anti-monarchy

 |Jan 3, 2017
Is DAP permanent supremo Lim Kit Siang anti-Islam, anti-Malay and anti-monarch?
Is DAP permanent supremo Lim Kit Siang anti-Islam, anti-Malay and anti-monarch?

Lim Kit Siang wants us to prove that he was anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-monarchy.

That is actually the easiest thing to do, easier than trying to prove Anwar Ibrahim was bisexual.

Kit Siang’s speeches and actions are on public record and there was no running away from history.

So let us go through what Kit Siang has said and done for almost 30 years.

Kit Siang has thrown a challenge and I would like to accept that challenge and prove that he has indicated many times in the past through his speeches, actions and silence, both expressed and implied, that he had been anti-Islam, anti-Malay and anti-monarchy.

 

For a long time it had been the official policy of DAP to not accept awards and decorations from the rulers because that goes against DAP’s stand of being anti-feudal and anti-monarchy.

DAP also issued an official statement that if it needed to observe the dress code when having an audience with a ruler then it would rather not meet the ruler.

DAP does not mind using western attire but not any attire that was associated with the Malays or Islam even if protocol demanded it.

In 1990, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah invited DAP and PAS to form an opposition coalition with Semangat 46.

DAP said it would agree to join up with Semangat 46 only if PAS was not included in that coalition unless PAS first of all officially announced that it was abandoning the Islamic syariah law plus the idea of a theological state and agreed to accept the secular state.

Since PAS did not agree to abandon both the syariah and the theological state, DAP did not want to have anything to do with PAS.

Semangat 46 then had to form two separate coalitions – one with DAP called Gagasan Rakyat and another one with PAS called Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU).

In 1999, PAS announced that it was going to treat the issue of the syariah and the theological state as secondary and focus on ousting the government first.

DAP then agreed to form a coalition with PAS, PKR and PRM called Barisan Alternatif.

But DAP did not do well in that election while PAS won the most number of seats.

Furthermore, Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh lost their seats.

PAS vs DAP

On Sept 21, 2001, ten days after 911, DAP announced it was leaving Barisan Alternatif and, in 2004, faced the general election solo.

The excuse DAP gave was that it opposed the syariah law amendments in Terengganu whereas that state already had syariah laws long before Thailand handed Terengganu to the British in 1909.

The 2004 general election (GE11) was the worst in history for the opposition, which proved DAP made a disastrous decision by leaving Barisan Alternatif and going solo.

Realising that as a solo party, DAP will go nowhere, it agreed, again, to join PAS and PKR to form Pakatan Rakyat in 2008.

But PAS, again, has to agree that the coalition will work on consensus and that PAS would not continue to push for syariah laws and a theological state.

After the 2013 general election (GE13), DAP pushed for the ouster of the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) Khalid Ibrahim, to be replaced with Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The Sultan of Selangor, however, would not accept Wan Azizah and His Highness made that known.

His Highness also wanted the names of three candidates and not just one, as DAP and PKR stubbornly insisted.

So PAS complied with this royal decree or titah.

DAP and PKR then challenged the Sultan of Selangor and accused His Highness of violating the constitution.

DAP and PKR, however, did not explain whether they are talking about the federal or state constitution, and which article of the constitution they are talking about.

DAP and PKR demonstrated ‘biadap’ (rude) towards the sultan and taught the people to hate the sultan (as they did in Perak a few years earlier in 2009).

Because Wan Azizah failed to become the Selangor MB, they wanted to punish PAS for not defying the sultan.

But they could not say they wanted to punish PAS because it refused to tell the sultan to go screw himself.

So DAP used the RUU355 as the excuse.

Lim Kit Siang - Islam

Basically, RUU355 is an amendment to the syariah laws that were passed by the Kelantan Legislative Assembly 24 years ago in 1993.

This was never a problem in 1999 when DAP joined Barisan Alternatif or in 2008 when DAP joined Pakatan Rakyat.

Today it is a problem for DAP because it needs this as an excuse to punish PAS for not going against the Sultan of Selangor.

DAP’s action of using RUU355 as the excuse to break up Pakatan Rakyat and form Pakatan Harapan has triggered Islamophobia in Malaysia.

Islam is now perceived as a pariah religion that must be stopped by any and all means because Islam was a dangerous religion that violated civil liberties and human rights.

Furthermore, if the non-Muslims do not oppose RUU355, then, once passed, it would affect non-Muslims and non-Muslims would suffer beheading and amputation, says DAP.

DAP’s hate campaign has succeeded and now non-Muslims hate Islam and view Islam as dangerous and a religion that must be eradicated.

DAP has damaged race relations and a wave of Islamophobia is sweeping Malaysia.

Islam, the Muslims, the Malays and the rulers are the subject of attacks and Malaysians are no longer scared of saying things about Islam, the Muslims, the Malays and the rulers, which in the past they would never have done. – Malaysia Today

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Raja Petra Kamarudin or RPK, cousin to the Selangor Sultan, is one of Malaysia's earliest online 'citizen journalists'. He started his website in 1995 before the internet 'explosion' triggered by the Reformasi movement in September 1998. Malaysia Today was launched as a blog in August 2004 and is one of the few pioneer blogs still active and posting articles on a daily basis 24-7. RPK, 66 years old, has been writing since 1990.