Danger in DAP radicalizing its political Christianity


(Tanjak) – “Malaysia is clearly a failed state”, said the – equally clearly – politicized message of DAP on Christmas eve, delivered by the evangelical party’s belligerent secretary-general.

DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng charged that Malaysia is a “failure” when assessed under four fundamental freedoms criteria, including freedom of worship.

Guan Eng, a born-again Christian, could not resist injecting his signature mix of politics and religion into the toxic Christmas greeting. He just had to – even when extending the DAP’s good wishes for the festive season – take a swipe at the PAS-Umno amendment proposal which DAP characterizes as “hudud-like laws”.

Needless to say, such a politicized Christmas message would court controversy. And sure enough it did.

Rising to his son’s defence, DAP spiritual advisor Lim Kit Siang pointed out that even churches are being political by speaking up on the 1MDB issue — see his tweet below.