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Penang DAP pleasing Muslims at the expense of others
Published on: Saturday, April 08, 2017

By Rational voter
I REFER to “Confused voter” in Forum recently who expressed confusion as to why the Democratic Action Party (DAP) is labelled as anti-Malay and anti-Islam despite having implemented more and more Islamisation and halal policies in Penang.

As a rational voter, I feel obliged to offer an explanation to “Confused voter” and the public who have been misled by DAP.

DAP’s “Malaysian Malaysia” is merely a political slogan as the party has failed to demonstrate what it stands for through concrete actions. Based on past general elections, DAP has always contested in Chinese-dominated constituencies. DAP’s choice of seats shows that the party intends to monopolise Chinese-majority constituencies.

Indeed, DAP won majority of the Chinese votes in the last two general elections, including Penang.

But DAP knows that Malay voters perceive the party as anti-Malay and anti-Islam, which was why DAP rolled out numerous Islamisation and halal policies to please the Malays and Muslims since the party formed the Penang government in 2008.

Since then, the Penang state government led by Lim Guan Eng had introduced Islamic hospital, halal market and halal tourism products. The Penang state government has also increased the allocation to Islamic bodies annually while other religions only received pathetic amount of funds.

DAP does not even dare to speak up openly against the proposed amendments to Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) in order to wipe out its anti-Islam image.

DAP has seemingly forgotten the multiracial composition of Malaysia and has deviated from the “Malaysian Malaysia” slogan that it has been championing for.

The Islamisation policies introduced by the Penang government has caused much uproar among non-Malays.

I suggest “Confused voter” make a trip to Penang and see for yourself the halal policies being implemented by the DAP government, and how the locals react to it.

Of course, “Confused voter” will be oblivious to these facts that have never been made known by DAP if you are a loyal member or supporter of the opposition party. Many DAP members are unaware of DAP’s tactics as well.

But the recent resignation of four elected representatives in Malacca from DAP was a clear sign that they were deeply dissatisfied with the party for giving up its political principles and dignity.

Rational voter

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