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The non-Malay hate in the mufti of Perlis’ speech

S Thayaparan

Published
Modified 31 Dec 2019, 11:39 pm

COMMENT | "At the same time, Harapan is also pressured by certain quarters who claim to be practicing freedom of speech, but are inviting negative feedback from those protecting the status quo." – Mujahid Rawa

You know who are the people protecting the status quo? People like the mufti of Perlis. I guess this makes me one of those people who claim to be practicing free speech, but who invites negative feedback from those protecting the status quo. So be it.

I remember a time not long ago when I was warning the then Harapan opposition not to be taken in by the mufti of Perlis. Public personalities were clamoring for a photo–op with this preacher who made the right noises when it came to the Najib regime – all veiled of course – which made him one of those “moderate” voices in a sea of extremism that Umno/BN was sailing on at the time...

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