NZ mosque massacre: Former Ambiga associate underlines DAP’s anti-Islam, anti-Malay signature

Chew Chong Sin (third from left) is a former Bersih coordinator and was closely associated with Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan. Source (pic): The Star Online

A statement by the DAP’s Chew Chong Sin that the mosque massacre in New Zealand served as a lesson for Malaysians on the need to curb extremism sparked furor as netizens demanded an apology from him.

The Mengkibol assemblyman’s statement comes on the heels of a controversy stirred by his own superior, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who wrote in Facebook that the formalization of ties between UMNO and PAS was a “declaration of war” on the non-Malays.

Chew’s latest remark more or less consolidated the overall tone taken by Malaysian Muslims that the DAP is relentless in its efforts to provoke PAS and UMNO in a bid to prevent the Malay race from ever uniting.


SUBANG JAYA: A statement by a DAP leader that the mosque massacre in New Zealand served as a lesson for Malaysians on the need to curb extremism sparked furor as netizens demanded an apology from him.

Chew Chong Sin, 45, pinpointed the pact between PAS and UMNO when alleging that the two Muslim-centric parties were “vigorous” with narratives centred on race and religion.

The Mengkibol assemblyman’s statement comes on the heels of a controversy stirred by his own superior, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who wrote in Facebook that the formalization of ties between UMNO and PAS was a “declaration of war” on the non-Malays.


Guan Eng, serving also as Minister of Finance in the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad government, has since rephrased that remark but refused to apologise despite repeated requests by netizens and various interest groups for him to do so.

The statement came amid concerns raised by Malaysian Muslims over the slew of Facebook postings by non-Muslims, particularly the Chinese, censuring both the Prophet Muhammad and the religion of Islam.

Despite the court action against an UMNO activist and lawsuits by DAP leaders against Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Dato’ Azwanddin Hamzah, Guan Eng has yet to be called by the police, let alone be charged in court for inciting unrest.

For the record, his own father, Lim Kit Siang, spent a great many years accusing the Government of Malaysia (GoM) of “Islamising all faucets of the socioeconomic and administrative strata,” including education, and spent much of his early years publicly opposing the exclusive use of Bahasa Kebangsaan in Malaysian literature.

On the 24thof November 1984, he went so far as to tell a forum in Universiti Malaya that under-aged non-Muslim children were forcibly taken away from their parents to be converted to Islam against their free will.

A similar stance was taken by DAP-leaning Hindraf leader P Waytha Moorthy, who, some years ago, told a foreign journalist that the GoM forcibly converted Hindus to Islam and prevented Indians from professing Hinduism freely.

On the 26thof November 2019, Waytha was flanked by the DAP’s RSN Rayer and Gobind Singh Deo when telling newsmen that the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) delayed action during the Sri Maha Mariaman Devasthanam temple melee that cost firefighter Muhamad Adib Mohd Kassim his life.

Gagasan Tiga lodged a police report thereafter at the Ibu Pejabat Polis (IPD) in Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur, seeking investigations into the Hindraf leader’s claim that the delayed action was deliberate and that the police lied when relating the cause of the riot to public.

Chew’s latest remark more or less consolidated the overall tone taken by Malaysian Muslims that the DAP is relentless in its efforts to provoke PAS and UMNO in a bid to prevent the Malay race from ever uniting.

Currently, more than 90 per cent of Malaysian Chinese are steadfast with their support for the DAP and are representative of a unification effort many a Muslim believes is choreographed by the Pakatan Harapan concern to oppose Islam, PAS and UMNO.

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