PAS vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Amar Abdullah has taken a jibe at Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by justifying that the latter should not equate discussion on contemporary issues related to Malaysia as an act of “intimidating the Malays”.
In fact, the former Kelantan deputy menteri besar contended that the real “siege mentality” is the fear of certain groups towards the unity of Muslims and the narrow view that the continuation of rule by the majority in this country will harm the non-Malays.
“This is a narrow mindset that does not represent the true political and social reality of Malaysia,” opined Mohd Amar in the PAS Facebook page.
“Such mentality is what gave rise to the idea of the possibility of a non-Malay becoming the Malaysian PM and the re-introduction of local council elections which should not have been raised at all.”
For context, Anwar has recently slammed the actions of the opposition bloc which tries to intimidate the Malays into having a sense of inferiority with extreme accusations that the country is now controlled by the Chinese and DAP.
Whether it is about the non-Malay PM issue or that of local council elections, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman said the cabinet has yet to reach that level of discussion.
Mohd Amar further revealed how political reality in recent times does point to the fact that the division among Malay-Muslims has given an upper hand to certain political parties “to dominate indirectly”.
“Our political history has proven this. The latest example is where an Islamic party which won the most number of seats in the general election did not become part of the government and was even denied allocation as the opposition,” asserted he Panchor state assemblyman.
“This proves that anything can happen in politics. Raising awareness about the potential loss of the political position of Muslims is not an act of intimidation but rather a responsibility of the ummah (Muslim solidarity). This is important to protect the interests and position of Muslims in politics and to preserve a harmonious racial relationship.” – Dec 27, 2023
Main pic credit: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Facebook