PAS is praying hard that after having to endure a sad year with DAP’s toxic narrative in 2023, the Malay-Muslim community will remain strong and astute in facing this toxic narrative of its bitter political rival in 2024.
“2023 may be a year that will always be remembered in DAP history,” so penned PAS’ information and new media department’s director-general Zurk Ahmad on the Islamist party’s Facebook page.
“Just imagine within a short period of one year, DAP has unveiled its true colours via its numerous speeches and actions that were even defended and ‘sanitised’ by its allies (in the unity government)”.
Below is a chronological list of some of DAP’s domineering struggles throughout 2023 which would have ‘cross swords’ with PAS so to speak:
- The then DAP Selangor state EXCO Datuk Teng Chang Kim behaved barbarically by linking liquor issue to prayers (January 2023).
- The then Penang deputy chief minister II Prof Ramasamy Palanisamy questioned the dominance of the Malays in the public service (February 2023).
- Former DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua claimed that Malaysia no longer needs Malay political parties (June 2023).
- DAP tried to fan racial sentiment by politicising the Kota Bahru Municipal Council’s compound on a boutique owner whose staff was fined for wearing shorts in the latter’s business premises (June 2023).
- DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng made a 3R (race, religion and royalty) slanderous speech claiming a ‘green wave’ will destroy Chinese temples and that non-Muslims will face various sanctions if PAS were to win the Penang state election (July 2023).
- DAP Ipoh Timor MP Howard Lee Chuan How committed misinterpretation of Quranic verses by urging Muslims to support the unity government (September 2023).
- DAP vice-chairman Nga Kor Ming condemned the costumes of Hamas fighters that were worn by school pupils in conjunction with the Palestinian Solidarity Week while urging the relevant authorities to take action (October 2023).
- DAP veteran leader Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang displays his chauvinist attitude by raising the issue of the Federal Constitution allowing non-Malays to be a Malaysian Prime Minister (November 2023).
- DAP Federal Territory chairman Tan Kok Wai pushing for the unity government to conduct local authority elections in Kuala Lumpur (December 2023).
- DAP Beruas MP Ngeh Koo Ham proposed the appointment of non-Muslims to sit in the special committee formed by the Federal Government to study the Syariah law (December 2023).
Echoing PAS president tan Sri Hadi Awang, Zurk said it is indeed true that DAP “does not need to speak loudly anymore but suffice once in a while”.
“This is because they’ve succeeded in appointing spokesmen among the Malays who have forgotten about their Malay-ness or who have neglected their Islamic values and would even consider their fellow Malays to be racist for defending the Malay race or Islam,” asserted Zurk.
“The order of Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah who expects non-Muslim politicians not to constantly interfere in Islamic affairs is a clear sign that DAP is rude, extreme and has violated the boundary lines of political parties in our country.” – Jan 1, 2024
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