Does DAP need a friend like Perlis' mufti?

S Thayaparan

Modified 5 May 2019, 11:17 pm

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

- Winston S Churchill

COMMENT | Apparently DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng wants to “engage” with Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin after Asri (who claims there was a misrepresentation) made comments about the DAP in the press.

This is horse manure. The DAP secretary-general is not meeting the Perlis mufti, but rather, the finance minister of Malaysia is meeting with the Perlis mufti. Lim Guan Eng, who prides himself on being a “Malaysian” first (whatever that means), is meeting with a religious operative who has made it clear that someone like Zakir Naik is beneficial to Islam in Malaysia. A religious operative who recently backed a Muslim convert who allegedly disparaged Hinduism. Asri has a beef with the Hindu community, once claiming that no rational Malaysian worships cows.

How can the DAP have friendly ties with Asri? The mufti of Perlis has dismissed the corruption allegations against PAS president Hadi Awang, claiming that Hadi is a modest and pious man. What about all the things DAP has said about PAS president Hadi Awang? Will the DAP concede that it has been wrong about Hadi, and Asri has a legitimate point of view when it comes to Hadi Awang?

Asri said that everyone should be “careful” about making allegations: “We punish what is manifest. God knows all.” In other words, all those DAP political operatives, including the Malay power structures of Harapan that make allegations against Hadi, should be careful, lest they invite divine retribution...

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