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Gerakan: DAP has betrayed the Chinese

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan has accused the DAP of hoodwinking the Chinese community and opening the floodgates for PAS to achieve its Islamist state agenda.

Its secretary, Oh Tong Keong, said the Chinese voters had trusted and voted for DAP to strive for greater benefits for the Chinese community in the last two general elections.

But, he said the community has now ended up being betrayed as DAP’s ally in Pakatan Rakyat, PAS would be tabling the hudud bill in the Parliament soon for implementation.

For expediency and wanting to wrest power, he said the DAP had asked the Chinese community to support PAS in the two general elections in 2008 and 2013.

In the process, he said DAP had garnered 85% of the Chinese voters in the 2013 General Election.

“This has opened the floodgates for PAS, its close ally in Pakatan, to turn our country into an Islamic state,” said Oh in a media statement today.

He said MCA and Gerakan parliamentarians would be insignificant to stop PAS as both parties collectively only have eight MPs now.

DAP considered using PAS logo in GE13

Thus, he said the onus was on the DAP, with 38 MPs, to stop its political drama and demand PAS to drop its hudud agenda.

He also lamented that many Chinese voters unfortunately were still unaware of the serious implications and consequences that hudud would bring if implemented.

“I shudder to think of it. Our future generation will be forced to face the consequences,” said Oh.

He reminded the people that during the 2013 General Election, for fear of being de-registered, the DAP had almost used the PAS logo to contest in the election.

He said that the previous Barisan Nasional Penang government allocated RM12 million for the state’s Islamic affairs annually.

However, after Lim Guan Eng became Chief Minister, the allocation went up to RM20 million the first year and increased yearly. It is now stands at RM63 million.






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