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State your stand on Islamic state issue, Gerakan Youth Press statement by Gerakan Youth deputy chief Oh Tong Keong

Gerakan Youth today challenged PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to state their stand that Malaysia should not be an Islamic country.  

Gerakan Youth deputy chief Oh Tong Keong said the duo had been constantly silent on the issue, despite PAS’s insistence to push for the implementation of Islamic laws in Malaysia. 

“Are both Anwar and Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, supportive of PAS’s stand? The insistence by PAS that Malaysia be made an Islamic state with hudud (Islamic criminal laws) is a very important issue that will affect the nation and the people,” said Oh in a statement. 

Oh said the duo should not try to bluff the people that PAS would listen to them as far as the Islamic State issue was concerned. 

“Each time when PAS raised the Islamic State issue, we hear the same old tune from one or two DAP leaders that it is not a Pakatan Rakyat policy. If it is not a Pakatan Rakyat policy, why on earth PAS keeps on harping on the issue?” said Oh. 

Oh said Lim should explain to the people whether PAS had reneged its promises to the Pakatan Rakyat.  

Oh said Lim and other senior DAP leaders seemed to be reluctant to offend PAS. 

On Sunday, DAP chairman Karpal Singh reminded PAS of a Supreme Court decision made in 1988 that Malaysia be governed by secular laws. 

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan had said on Saturday that the party was committed towards hudud and the Islamic state.