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Apa lagi MCA mahu, asks Ridhuan Tee

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Controversial academic Ridhuan Tee Abdullah is glad that he quit MCA, which he accused of pretending to support the government to net projects.

But when election season comes knocking, he claimed that the BN component party would partner DAP to oppose the Islamic agenda.

"Apa lagi MCA (bukan Islam) mahu (What more does the non-Muslim MCA want)? Rights, properties, wealth?

"In Kelantan, which wants to implement hudud, there is a big statue of Buddha despite worshippers being few in number. Where else can you find such tolerance?" he asked.

The Chinese Muslim convert also pointed out that during his almost two decades of being a MCA member, the party never used him as a bridge to understand Islam.

In his latest column in Sinar Harian, Ridhuan noted how MCA president Liow Tiong Lai claimed the party has 1.07 million members.

"If this is true, why can't MCA win in Chinese-majority areas against DAP? Why beg for seats in Malay-majority areas to win?

"Malays are the ones who make MCA victorious, but MCA only cares for the welfare of its own race. Still not racist? Their English and Chinese newspapers have become the voice of DAP. The same goes for Gerakan and MIC," he said.

Responding to criticism from MCA that he was a racist and extremist, he asked: "How am I racist when I was in MCA for 20 years. My wife is a Malay, so who is racist?"

Ridhuan also clarified that he quit MCA based on principles, because whoever opposed the Quran is an enemy of Islam.

He claimed that MCA had always objected to issues concerning Islam, and cited the recent outburst against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang's Private Member's Bill as being the pinnacle of this trend.

Ironically, he said DAP is more straightforward than MCA, whom he claimed as an enemy in the midst.

Apart from this, Ridhuan also alleged that MCA is eyeing Malay-majority seats to contest in the next election, such as Gua Musang.

If Umno entertained this request, he warned that the party would lose more seats as well as betray the trust of Malay Muslims.

He suggested that MCA leaders be appointed as senators instead to fill the race quota.

"Don’t force the Malays, especially Umno members to vote for this racist party," he said.

Ridhuan also cautioned parties like MCA and those in Sabah and Sarawak not to think that it would be a triumph if Hadi's bill failed in Parliament.

"Malays and Islam are inseparable. If challenged, there will be repercussions.

"For almost 60 years, this sensitivity has been ignored. We have given too much face... If I was prime minister, I would have long ago put forth the Islamic agenda to be appreciated by all regardless of religion," he said.

Apart from not understanding Islam, Ridhuan also criticised these quarters over their poor comprehension of Bahasa Malaysia.

Calling for the enemies to be weeded out for they would make Umno weaker, Ridhuan said the stern actions of US presidential candidate Donald Trump should be emulated.

"I hope Trump wins. He is better than the Democrats and other ultra kiasu.

"While many dislike Trump, he speaks the truth and is frank. He is not against Islam, but against ISIS," he added.

As for the PAS president, Ridhuan advised him to remain strong.

"Face the enemy with the spirit of jihad. Do not backtrack even an inch because this is a pure struggle," he said.

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