PAS Youth calls for MCA to apologise over rape comments

Leannza Chia, The Malaysian Insider

A group of PAS Youth members held a peaceful protest today against MCA over comments made by party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek that the Pakatan Rakyat party and Islam condoned the rape of non-Muslim women, which they said was an insult to the religion.

Five members of the group handed a memorandum to MCA Youth secretariat officer Leonard Tan calling for the Barisan Nasional (BN) party to apologise.

The memorandum also stated that if MCA does not respond within a week, they would send a further memorandum to the King asking him to intervene.

About 100 supporters from both PAS Youth and PKR Youth gathered in front of Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang here to protest against Dr Chua’s (picture) statements.

They also carried placards saying “Don’t degrade Islam (Jangan Hina Islam)”, “Soi Lek Should Apologise (Soi Lek Wajib Minta Maaf)” and “Don’t challenge Muslims (Jangan Cabar Umat Islam)”.

The group was responding to MCA president Dr Chua’s remark over the weekend when agreeing with a Wanita MCA leader’s view that PAS condones the rape of non-Muslim women, pointing out that PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat had made the opinion clear in a speech four years ago.