Lim: Umno lying about DAP and BM bibles

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that the allegation that his party will print 100,000 Bahasa Malaysia Bibles with the word Allah are insane lies.

Athi Shankar, FMT

The DAP said today that the allegations it planned to print 100,000 Bahasa Malaysia copies of the Bible using the word Allah are insane lies.

Deputy Education Minister Mohd Puad Zarkashi made this allegation at a press conference in Putrajaya yesterday.

Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng demanded Puad, an Umno supreme council member, to show proof or else withdraw and apologise for what he termed as “insane lies.”

Puad is also quoted to have said that the copies would be distributed for free in several states, including Kedah and Kelantan.

Unfortunately, said Lim, Puad’s lies were printed in Umno-controlled newspapers – New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia.

“Puad’s lies are insane and without any basis whatsoever. I will direct the DAP leaders to lodge police reports against Puad and the three Umno-controlled papers tomorrow for such insane and dangerous lies to create public disorder.

“The DAP will also consider other legal measures against Puad and the newspapers,” Lim, the Penang Chief Minister, said in a statement today.

Lim insisted that DAP had never got involved in religion, believing that religion was a matter of personal faith for the individual that should neither be exploited nor politicised.

Moreover, he pointed out that the DAP neither has the resources nor the financial muscle to print and distribute an astonishing 100,000 Bahasa Malaysia edition of the Bible.

He said Puad’s statement was just another Umno lie against DAP to win votes in the coming general election.

He wonders whether Umno would next even accuse the DAP of being responsible for Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu’s murder.