PAS flags in Kuala Terengganu (file pic)
PETALING JAYA, 10 June 2009: MCA central committee member Lee Wei Kiat today slammed the PAS-Umno unity government proposal, saying it would “result in the Islamisation of the country”.
He said at the same time, it would create a scenario where only Malay Malaysians would be in government while non-Malay Malaysians would be in the opposition.
“There is a hidden agenda behind the call by PAS to form a unity government with Umno, that is to strengthen their party’s position in Malaysia and then to implement their ulterior goal of setting up an Islamic state in the country,” he said in a statement today.
“As MCA has been consistent in our party’s position of opposing any proposal by PAS to set up an Islamic state in this country, the party cannot and will not accept such a proposal,” he continued.
Lee, MCA’s information and communication bureau chairperson, also criticised the resolutions tabled at the recently-concluded PAS muktamar.
He singled out the resolutions calling for the 30% bumiputera quota to be maintained and the banning of Sisters in Islam (SIS).
“PAS has shown that the so-called democracy, equality, justice and the slogan ‘PAS for All‘ as advocated by them is mere rhetoric,” he said.
“The resolutions as endorsed by PAS have shown that PAS’s ulterior objective is to set up a theocratic Islamic state.”
Lee also challenged DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) to clarify their stand on PAS’s proposal for a unity government with Umno.
“If PAS fails to respond, then perhaps it is timely for DAP and PKR to withdraw their association with PAS,” he said.