Sabahans are sick and tired of DAP’s politics of hatred, more than their counterparts in Peninsula.
While many Peninsula Malaysians are blindly embracing the DAP’s brand of politics of hatred, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) could not tolerate it, hence a warning to Lim Kit Siang.
Fed up with DAP’s extremism, PBRS president Joseph Kurup has warned the party long-time leader Kit Siang to stop polluting Sabahans’ hearts and minds with politics of hatred.
Kurup, a federal minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of national unity, has told Kit Siang to stop his nonsensical political extremism in Sabah.
Kit Siang has recently visited Kurup’s Pensiangan parliamentary constituency.
The DAP leader has apparently attempted to stir up racial sentiments among the constituents on the purported silence of Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties against Umno-PAS cooperation on the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, known as RUU355.
This obviously tested the limit of Kurup’s political tolerance.
He said Kit Siang knew no limit in expanding DAP’s influence in Sabah.
“It seems Kit Siang would go to any extreme to achieve his political goal to expand DAP’s influence in Sabah.
“He is willing even to promote political extremism in the serene and peaceful land of Pensiangan,” Kurup blasts Kit Siang, who has been DAP top leader since 1960s.
Kurup reminded Kit Siang that DAP had never been a positive factor in the political demographic in Sabah.
He said Sabahans shall never abandon their core principles of rejecting all sorts of political and religious extremism from any party.
Kit Siang had proposed the Pensiangan formula to address Umno’s support for the Private Member’s Bill on RUU355 brought by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.
The Gelang Patah MP has also accused Kurup of failing in his ministerial duty because of the alleged threat Hadi’s Bill posed to racial and religious unity and the Malaysia Agreement with Sabah and Sarawak.
But Kurup hit back by challenging Kit Siang to point out DAP’s contributions to the people of Sabah and Pensiangan.
He also slammed Kit Siang of being a nomadic politician, hopping from one seat to another for each general election.
“Perhaps Kit Siang should list down what he has done for the voters in Gelang Patah who elected him as the MP in the last general election since he was such a good judge of other MPs’ service record.
He said since the DAP had previously worked with PAS and Hadi, Kit Siang should direct his dissatisfaction against RUU355 to the PAS president, not BN component parties.
“While Kit Siang passionately shouts about the impact of RUU355, does he still remember that it was PAS, DAP’s former partner, that initiated the RUU355?
“If Lim has any problem about that piece of legislation, he should know which number to call to register his complaint,” said Kurup.