Chua Soi Lek challenges Islam

(The Star) – The DAP must first explain how hudud law will not affect the Chinese community before it asks for their support in the general election, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.

In throwing the challenge, he pointed out that the Federal Constitution should be amended if the country was to be turned into an Islamic state that paved the way for hudud’s implementation.

“As such, how can the DAP say that the Chinese will not be affected by such amendments?” he asked, adding that the DAP was either insulting the people’s intelligence or blinded by its quest for power – both done at the expense of the community.

Popular leader: Dr Chua greeting a party member while Kong looks on at the Lido Restaurant in Sitiawan yesterday.

Speaking at a luncheon with Lumut MCA division members here yesterday, Dr Chua said the DAP should not offer the excuse that PAS needed at least two-thirds in Parliament to pass any amendment to the Constitution, and that the DAP would not support such an amendment.

“There is no valid reason for the Chinese to support DAP, PAS or Parti Keadilan Rakyat as by doing so, the community is only helping to make PAS’ dream of a hudud state nearer to reality,” he said.

Dr Chua said the DAP did not have the interest of the Chinese at heart when it collaborated with PAS.

“The DAP wanted the Chinese votes to survive, and at the same time it worked with its enemy (PAS),” he said.

Dr Chua also challenged the DAP to name Pakatan Rakyat’s prime minister should the Opposition come to power.

He said until and unless the DAP could do this, it was not in a position to assure the Chinese that their interests would be taken care of.

Meanwhile, Lumut MP Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the people should know the consequences, if not the risks, if they supported Pakatan.

He said the DAP could give excuses to gain the people’s support but the facts speak louder.

He, too, pointed out the hudud issue as a good example.

Kong, who is also the Perak MCA deputy chairman, said if Pakatan came into power, it would table the proposed amendments to the Constitution in Parliament and pave the way for hudud’s implementation.

He said the DAP should explain to the people what the reality was if such a proposal was tabled.

“Can the DAP guarantee that they could not get the two-thirds support to pass the Bill?”