Press Statement By Brolin Nichosion:
The recent Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) Annual General Meeting has claimed that it is God’s will for the formation of Perikatan Nasional and vowed fight for secularism and liberalism.
In the Prime Minister’s policy speech peppered with verses of Quran and Arabic phrases, Muhyiddin who is also Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman, said divine will has caused the three parties to band together for the sake of the Malay-Muslim community’s unity.
The attack on the secularism as resorting to the use of racial and religion in a bid to boost up his position in the government in view of the recent events that threatened his government.
Is Muhyiddin and his government, the Perikatan Nasional has forget the founding spirit of Malaysia and neglected the people of Sabah and Sarawak where both states are majority non-Malays and non-Muslims.
Is Sabah Sarawak only important to Perikatan Nasional when in come to elections and becoming their political instrument to remain in power with the so-called fixed deposit？
Since the formation of Malaysia, the non-Malay Muslims had been sidelined. Tunku Abdul Rahman in his parliament speech in 1958 stated that Malaysia will not be an Islamic country but Islam will be the official religion of the state.
Why is there none of the GPS lawmakers defending that Sarawak is a secular state? Are they now agree with their Malayan master? Or they are voiceless because they are afraid to lose their power in the federal level.
I would like to remind the Perikatan Nasional leaders including the GPS, fight for equality of the Malaysian, and strengthen the relationship between the Federation of Malaysia and fight for the many and not the few.
Avoid hypocrisy and govern the people of Malaysia with honesty. Don’t be a cheap government that fight for the majority and neglect the minority.
The job of the government is to equalize opportunities, therefore, the voice of the minority must be heard and must be taken seriously. If not, there will be no used for the Chinese, Indians, Dayak, Kadazan and Orang Asal proudly call ourself as Anak Malaysia when our voices and views are irrelevant to the government.
And to the GPS, now is the time for you to prove that GPS is really fight for Sarawak First and not just a slogan to gain support for election.
DAP Serian Branch Chairman
Special Assistant to YB Chong Chieng Jen