TTF: MCA, which engages in “good cop – bad cop” tactics with the DAP and refuses to denounce the party as being anti-Islam, is now linking PAS to Amanah
KUALA LUMPUR: A leader from MCA today accused Amanah of being ideologically identical to PAS from which it drew most of its leaders and members.
MCA Publicity Bureau Chairman Senator Dato’ Chai Kim Sen noted that Amanah vice-president Datuk Husam Musa was previously part of the Kelantan PAS government that supported the local government’s policy of prohibiting non-Muslim traders from operating during the evening Mahgrib prayers.
Chai was responding to DAP leader Lim Kit Siang’s endorsement of Husam as the Kelantan mentri besar, and said this was akin to supporting the Islamisation of Malaysia.
“Kit Siang’s support for Husam Musa as Kelantan MB repeatedly shows that DAP is willing to collaborate with PAS in order to seize federal and state power, and for the fourth time, has no qualms in selling out the interests of the non-Muslim community,” he said in a statement.
“Kit Siang can churn out all sorts of excuses for Husam Musa, that he has transformed, and that the establishment of Parti Amanah Negara aims to safeguard non-Muslim rights.
“But no matter how much DAP repackages and emphasises on Amanah, there is no ideological distinction between PAS and its splinter party Amanah,” the MCA leader added.
To support his claim, Chai noted that none of the six Amanah MPs have objected to PAS presisent Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s tabling of his Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.
MCA and other non-Malay component Barisan Nasional parties vehemently opposed the Bill, which they claimed could pave way for hudud in Kelantan and eventually the entire country.
Lim recently announced openly that he is very supportive of Husam becoming the next Kelantan MB in the event Pakatan Harapan wins the state.
Source: The Malay Mail Online