Pakatan practising hypocrisy, says Chua

(Free Malaysia Today) MCA launches fresh attacks on Pakatan for the latter’s action to put a lid on the hudud controversy.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat’s gag order on the hudud debate drew instant flak from MCA which described the instruction as proof of the bloc’s blatant hypocrisy.

Its president Dr Chua Soi Lek said the opposition had “conveniently” tried to conceal its weakness by gagging its leaders from openly discussing the prickly issue that has reignited past hostility between PAS and the DAP.

“It is their right (to issue the gag order) but every time they (Pakatan) have problems, they resort to using gag orders while preaching greater democracy, transparency, accountability and openness,” he told reporters at the party’s headquarters here.

Chua, a former health minister, pointed out that Pakatan state leaders in Selangor had issued a gag order following a controversial raid by the state’s Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) on a church in Damansara recently, adding that going mute on the issue has not solved the debacle.

“The issue is still unresolved. Until now we don’t know if there was actually an attempt to convert Muslims to Christians,” he said.

The raid triggered animosity and heightened tension between Muslims and Christians amid efforts by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to improve relations by forging diplomatic ties with the Vatican last month.

But while the issue slowly took a back seat, Kelatan Menteri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat gave non-Muslim the shivers when he said his party plans to implement hudud in the east coast state.

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