What seems to be ancient history now, there was a time when DAP and PAS as well as PKR chanced sitting together amicably to face a general election. With an ambition to setup an Islamic state, PAS became the bane of DAP. BN played their cards well by employing guilt by association fallacy and DAP performed badly in that election. Come 2007, this is the chance for DAP — or even PKR if they have the balls — to turn that table against BN.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said:

Islam is the official religion and we are an Islamic state. [Malaysia Not Secular State, Says Najib. Bernama. July 17 2007]

I personally disagree with that assertion but I am tired of playing the same game over and over again that by now, I do not feel the urge to rebut the DPM’s statement. I nevertheless take comfort in knowing that many in the blogosphere, from Jeff Ooi to Haris Ibrahim have done a good job in rebutting the DPM. So, if I were to rebut the DPM again, it would be a redundant work. Instead, I wish to share a delightfully marvelous politically strategic opportunity to create a major schism between members of BN.

Of course, of course. The non-Malay, non-Muslim members of the Barisan Nasional have no doubt condemned or at least begged to differ with Najib’s statement. If they, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, etc, really disagree with Najib and by extension UMNO, they should sever their political ties with UMNO. Words mean nothing without action.

Yet, it is unrealistic to have them to distance themselves from UMNO. Power attracts and things like this are not strong an impetus for them to refrain from tasting the honey that UMNO provides, the honey that makes slaves out of them.

The real gold mine is the supporters of MCA, et al. These people need to be convinced that a vote for MCA, et al, is a vote for Islamic state. The association of MCA, et al, with UMNO itself is suffice a reason to convince those supporters that MCA and others within BN are supporting the formation of an Islamic state.

Do you hear me?

This is the golden opportunity to undress the facade of harmony projects by BN. It is the crack for the alerted to make benefit of. Hear ye, hear ye. There is a crack; large enough a crack and race-based political parties will be obsolete!

Repeat after me: say no to Islamic state. Say no to MCA. No to MIC. No to anything that is BN. A vote for them is a vote for Islamic state where liberty will be disrespected with sheer impunity.

6 Responses to “[1295] Of a vote for MCA, et al, is a vote for Islamic state”

  1. on 23 Jul 2007 at 13:55 Musa

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    Repeat after me: say no to Islamic state. Say no to MCA. No to MIC. No to anything that is BN. A vote for them is a vote for Islamic state where liberty will be disrespected with sheer impunity.

    That’s anti Islam. Malaysia was, is and will always be Islamic due to the constitution defining Malay as any Muslim regardless of skin colour. Most Malays (excluding yourself) want to live under Sharia though they want progressive interpretation of Sharia, not Talibanism. This is why majority of Muslims keep voting UMNO rather than PAS for 49 years.

  2. on 23 Jul 2007 at 18:22 Hafiz Noor Shams

    Nothing anti-Islam about it. An anti-Islam person would hate Islam for the sake of hating Islam. I have no problem against a Muslim that does not impose his values on others.

    Finally, just because the constitution defines Malays as Muslims does not mean the country is an Islamic state. There is a difference between Islamic state and a country with Muslim majority. Turkey for instance is a Muslim-dominated country but it is not an Islamic state. There are other better points that could be used to rationalize the Islamic state claim but the one you offered is not one of them.

  3. on 27 Jul 2007 at 17:51 Dek Mat

    dude no it won’t be redundant, all of us could have different points on why Malaysia is not a Islamic State, whether it could ever be even!

  4. on 27 Jul 2007 at 19:47 Hafiz Noor Shams

    indeed, even somebody out there could find a point that would try to argue that 1+1 is 3.

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