DAP duo to lodge report against Nasharuddin

(NST) – Two prominent DAP leaders will lodge a police report against former Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa for alleging that DAP held a thanksgiving function to pray for Malaysia to become a Christian state.

DAP Sarawak chairman Wong Hoi Leng and secretary Chong Chieng Jen said they were “disgusted” with Nasharuddin’s statement.

However, they did not give an exact time frame when they would lodge the report.

“After the Sarawak elections (last year), DAP held victory and thanksgiving dinners in Kuching, Sibu, Sarikei, Bintangor, Bintulu and Miri.

“It is unbelievable that Nasharuddin did not even identify the event where the alleged prayer was made,” he said at the Parliament lobby here yesterday.

The duo said the thanksgiving was held merely to thank party members and volunteers who had worked in the state election and was not religious in nature.

“We had also invited Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Pas state leaders to attend the event.”

DAP also urged Nasharuddin to withdraw his allegations unconditionally and called upon the police to probe into the alleged remark.

Nasharuddin’s statement was also criticised by fellow Pas member, Shah Alam member of parliament Khalid Samad.

“Nasharuddin’s statement is ridiculous.

” He did not inform us about his remark in any of Pas’ meetings,” Khalid said.

“I question his motive in making the statement,” said Khalid adding that Nasharuddin has begun to ‘estrange’ himself from the party.

He said that Nasharuddin’s fate would be left to the discretion of the Pas Syura Council.

“What he said about DAP is his personal opinion and PAS does not share his sentiments.”