“These are but a few examples of how the father and son tag team propagated anti-Islam and anti-Malay sentiments over the years. So tell me, what business does Guan Eng have teaching the MCA president about race relations and etiquettes? Should he not be telling his own father to shut the fook up and behave like a civilised Chinaman instead?”
THE THIRD FORCE
Yesterday, Free Malaysia Today ran an editorial revealing that Lim Guan Eng had ticked Liow Tiong Lai off by advising him to become an affiliate member of UMNO or PAS. The DAP Secretary General, whose father is the de facto Chief of the party, accused the MCA president of using “extremist tactics” to stir hatred among the Chinese.
Now, there are a couple of things I’d like to point out here.
First, the man who spent close to fifty years using “extremist tactics to stir hatred” among the Chinese is none other than Lim Guan Eng’s own father, Lim Kit Siang. Second, the DAP Secretary General himself betrayed the Chinese when he quietly approved a Penang state gazette that forbade Chinese from using 40 Arabic words, including the word ‘Allah’, which he now insists can be used by non-Muslims.
To prove my point, let us traverse back through time to see what Emperor Lim and his son have said and done in the past to incite hatred and doubt among the Chinese against the Malays, Islam and UMNO:
The 1980 incident
On the 20th of June 1980, Emperor Lim moved that the Dewan Rakyat grant him leave to introduce the Education (Amendment) Act 1980, which, among others, provided for the repeal of Clause 21(2) of the Education Act 1961.
The clause reads:
Where at any time the Minister is satisfied that a National-type primary school may suitably be converted into a National primary school, he may direct that the school shall become a National primary school.
The Emperor challenged government to repeal the clause as proof of its sincerity in accepting Chinese and Tamil primary schools as “an integral and eternal part of the national education system.” When Tun Hussein Onn refused to be cowed by him, he began to invoke Islamophobia by accusing government of Islamising education and using Universities as platforms to muddle the minds of the Chinese.
There is ample proof of this.
The 1984 incident
In a forum held at Universiti Malaya on the 24th of November 1984, the Emperor openly accused Dr Mahathir Mohamad of attempting to Islamise the economy, education, administration and “other spheres of national life.”
“The UMNO in government appears more concerned about competing with PAS which wants an all-out Islamic state, then in holding firm by the constitutional provision of Malaysia as a secular and multi-religious nation,” he said.
No evidence was ever presented to substantiate the claims.
The 1986 incident
In 1986, not only did the Emperor repeat the claims he made at University Malaya to a packed hall in University Sains Malaysia, he expanded on them by adding that there existed a conscious attempt by the government “to force Islam upon non-Muslims.”
“Recently, there have been a spate of under-aged non-Muslims being forced to convert to Islam, and forcedly taken away from their homes and parents. I do not believe that there is any religious in the world advocates the break-up of the family ties and family unit, for in Eastern society, to family unit is the integral unit of society. Of family unit is destroyed, society is also destroyed.”
No evidence was ever presented to substantiate the claims.
The 2010 incident
In 2010, Guan Eng, who is also Chief Minister of Penang, agreed to a gazette by the state government to enforce the Administration of the Religion of Islam (Penang) Enactment 2004, which prohibits non-Muslims from using the 40 words, including the word ‘Allah’. However, on the 14th of December 2014, he defended the right of non-Muslims to use the word Allah despite the state constitution being clear and concise with prohibitions against its usage.
Isn’t that called “toying with the Chinese and Malay conscience?”
The 2011 incident
On the 8th of August 2011, the Emperor’s blog hosted an article, an excerpt from which read as follows:
“I am equally alarmed at the current intellectual fad of “Islamisation” of knowledge, that is, the attempt to put an Islamic imprint on all disciplines, especially the natural sciences. Invariably it means the adulteration of science. Thus we have Islamic “scientists” who have never seen, let alone used, a test tube.”
Following the publication of the article –which again, bore no substance other than preposterous allegations and wild theories – the Emperor was accused of encouraging Chinese parents to send their children to Singapore Universities by impressing upon them that local Government Institutions of Higher Learning were breeding grounds for Islamic ideology.
Now, everyone back then knew that Singaporean academicians were strictly guarded in their approach by the PAP government and adhered to evangelist themed ideologies that were communally biased. Not only that, most evangelists down south were believed to be radicals who were dead against the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Emperor never denied this.
The 2014 incident
Back during the days of Langkah Kajang, the Emperor told Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to butt out of state political matters when the Selangor ruler refused to recognise Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as a potential candidate for the post of Menteri Besar. As a matter of fact, the Emperor went so far as to remind the ruler of his titular role within the state administration. Now, has the Emperor ever even shown remorse, let alone apologise to the ruler of Selangor for his despicable behaviour?
And that was back in 2014. Tell me, how could one expect a man with no regards whatsoever for the Monarchical Institution to be a friend of the Malays and Islam? Is the Emperor not aware that the Monarchical institution represents both the sensibilities and the identity of the Malays as a race and as a people? Did he not know that our rulers are heads of Islam in the respective states they lead?
And what has the DAP Secretary General done about this? Why has he not reprimanded his father or demanded that the later apologise to the ruler, considering that the Emperor spoke in his capacity as a DAP member?
Is this not proof that the DAP is anti-Malay and anti-Islam?
The 2015 – 2017 incidents
There are just that many examples one can pack in a single article to support claims that the Emperor and even his son are anti-Malay and anti-Islam. More recent ones includes the duos refusal to reprimand DAP members and leaders who, between the years 2014 to 2017, referred to UMNO Malays as “Melayu Pukimak,” “Melayu Bodoh” and “Metallic Black.” Have these party members/leaders ever apologised to the Malays?
These are but a few examples of how the father and son tag team propagated anti-Islam and anti-Malay sentiments over the years. So tell me, what business does Guan Eng have teaching the MCA president about race relations and etiquettes? Should he not be telling his own father to shut the fook up and behave like a civilised Chinaman instead?