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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is not an Islamic state under the Federal Constitution and it should never become one, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said Friday. Helooooo, we all know that except the Barisan Nasional coalition partners. Malaysia is NEVER an Islamic state. The Federal Constitution provides in Art 3 which clearly states that Islam is the religion of the federation. So any declaration by anybody that Malaysia is an Islamic state contravene the sacredness of the constitution which is the highest law of this land : Article 4.
He said MCA held firm to the constitution and would not tolerate any Pas statement on turning the country into an Islamic state. So what about the declaration by the then Prime Minister during the Gerakan General Assembly and the recent proclamation and declaration by the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister? So is MCA still going to agree? Or is it because they lost many seats in Parliament and State Assemblies. Seriously once bitten twice shy. I can never believe MCA any more.
Such a statement, he added, was not only unacceptable and dangerous to the multiracial society but also breached the constitution. Hmmmm he now ONLY knows
"MCA is totally against it. Our forefathers have already discussed and agreed that all different races would be accommodated. So, we will hold firm to the spirit of the constitution," Ong told reporters after chairing the Presidential Council meeting at Wisma MCA here. Of course MCA is against it. But that was during the days of the fore fathers and not during the era of Tun Ling Liong Sik or even Datuk Seri Ong Kah Ting. Why only now a sudden change of thought?
He was commenting on PAS deputy spiritual leader Datuk Dr Haron Din's statement in the party's mouthpiece, Harakah Daily that PAS would amend the constitution and turn Malaysia into an Islamic state if it held control of the federal government. PAS always wanted to turn Malaysia into an Islamic State. So between PAS and MCA, at least we know who are more principled in their ideology. I rather argue with a person who I know their ideology rather than another who follows the wind. AND we all know that PAS can never change the constitution unless they have 2/3 in Parliament. So at least for now they can't do anything except dreaming on it.
To a question that when similar issues arose last year and both Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had said that Malaysia was an Islamic country, Ong replied:
"No matter who used what term to discuss about Malaysia, they can't change the fact that the constitution protects people of other faiths. I think we should not debate this. This is clearly stated in the constitution". Duh... we know that except MCA
Ong also demanded Pas allies, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and DAP to state their stand on the issue to the people. PKR and DAP stand is so clear. Malaysia is NEVER an Islamic State. I think Ong Kah Ting is saying that just to correct himself. As far as I know DAP will never agree to PAS Islamic state ideology. AND as at for now PAS in their Manifesto just stated 'Islam is for all'. Nothing in their manifesto states the forming of an Islamic State.
Meanwhile, MCA Youth chief, Datuk Liow Tiong Lai has asked the Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance) to apologise to the people as it had made promises to the voters that it would not push for the creation of an Islamic state during the general election. Hmmmm another really stupid fool. So long as PKR and DAP lives, Malaysia is not an Islamic State or Islamic Country. I believe the people are more mature now days in determining their own future. Chinese voted for PAS and Malay voted for DAP. So what's the problem?
The health minister said DAP and PKR should apologise for cheating on the voters, adding that the opposition was beginning to show its true colours. The only cheaters are MCA. MIC and Gerakan. They cheated the people's right together with UMNO. So please MCA, MIC and Gerakan take the first step to apologise to the people. You have frustrate the trust given by the rakyat.