Yoursay: Non-Muslims pay taxes, but can’t be in Hadi’s cabinet
Monday, January 01, 2018
The reason why Hadi says this, he is a believer : You are the best nation that ever existed among humanity. You command people to good and prohibit them from evil, and you believe in God. Had the People of the Book accepted the faith (Islam), it would certainly have been better for them. Some of them have faith, but most of them are evil doers. Verse (3:110) - English Translation
Hearty Malaysian: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s statement of cabinet posts are reserved for Malay Muslims is a race supremacist ideology. He is dangerously promoting racial segregation and ultimately racial persecution in this country. It seems party information chief Nasrudin Hassan is trying to do
damage control. One wonders if PAS is slowly promoting ethnic cleansing
as its ultimate goal. Hadi should be charged with sedition.
Anonymous #33227154: It's good that PAS has finally
revealed its true colours – it is a racist and extremist party. They
want to make Malaysia a Taliban state, where PAS will rule like
dictators. Muslims under this kind of rule will also suffer, and their rights
and freedom will be taken away. So choose and vote carefully, and think
of your children’s future.
David Dass: Indeed, this is a further push for the
Islamic State. PAS identifies what they consider the essential features
of an Islamic state and bit by bit they push for acceptance of such
ideas. Non-Muslims make up more than 40 percent of our population. Are the
40 percent to be denied representation in the government? As it is,
non-Malay civil servants and armed forces personnel number less than 5
percent of the total.
We should learn some lessons from the Middle East. The number of
Christians in each of the countries of the Middle East grows less and
less each year. Growing intolerance of Christian communities has
resulted in an exodus of Christians to the West. The more we allow such views to take hold in various quarters in the
country, the more we alarm the non-Muslims of this country.
Unfortunately, we do not hear any reassuring statements from government
Abasir: "Wizarah al-tafwidh, wizarah al-tanfidz..."
The ragheads running PAS are now boldly acknowledging that Bahasa
Malaysia is woefully inadequate as a language of governance and more
importantly, totally alien to Islam. So apart from enforcing desert attire on all and sundry, these
aberrants are likely to insist on Arabic for all government transactions
and communication once they form their Islamic state. Corrupt practices, like the one demonstrated by the nationalists in
1MDB, are likely to get a free pass. After all, one should retain some
bits of what is close to the heart.
Vijay47: By the way, you PAS clowns, are you
referring to positions in the Saudi government or in Malaysia? What's
with this constant usage of Arabic terms in place of Malay or English,
which has worked fine for us all these years? Perhaps Arabic is going to be our official language? Help, Dewan Bahasa, we need your help!
Quigonbond: What if the most influential Malaysian
is neither a Malay nor a Muslim? Why can't Malaysians be open minded to
have the best person of whatever race or religion lead them? And why is it so unique that it's not just who is a Muslim but also a
Malay? The Malay criteria surely cannot be found in the Quran, and is
clearly an invention of PAS.
Léon Moch: Nasruddin is trying to make things
"better" by saying that Hadi didn't mean that all cabinet members must
be Muslim, but rather, he's saying that non-Muslims will be relegated to
a limited few less critical portfolios.
Gerard Lourdesamy: Not only is Hadi's suggestion
unconstitutional and probably unlawful, it is also seditious. Why not go
further and deprive non-Muslims the right to vote based on your
distorted views of Islam? By the same token in Sarawak, does the Christian majority have the
right to relegate the minority Muslims in the state to second-class
status?Hadi and his Wahhabi-inspired view of Islam is going to destroy the
party in GE14. No sane voter, Muslim or not, is going to support a
radical and racist party that behaves as if it is Allah's representative
Proarte: Such nonsensical Islamic garbage coming
from Muslim leaders. They are turning Muslims away from Islam and
reinforcing the widespread perception that Islam has no role to play in
the modern civilised world.
SusahKes: Guess what? Come tomorrow, MCA and Gerakan
leaders will still be inspired to blame DAP. After all, this is how the
Umno minions play the game. What these Umno sycophants perennially fall to recognise is that,
with BN’s component parties’ tacit support, Hadi’s doctrine is moving
the country towards a black hole of religious and racial radicalism, the
likes of which our founding fathers would have never imagined.
Couple that with Umno extending Hadi a playing field in which, he
could do according to his whims and fancies (if only because the former
is depending on the latter to pull in the Malay votes), then there is
only one verdict that this would allow us to arrive at: we know who sold
out this country’s soul.
MCA and Gerakan are to be the most blamed; for in their infatuation
with positions of power, they sold out big time by failing to check
Umno’s hegemony, and by extension, the rise of Hadi’s bigoted extremism.
David Dass: The non-Muslims are citizens. They are
equal to everyone else under our Constitution. They pay taxes. They have
a right to be in government. As they have a right to vote for whomever
they please in our democratic elections.
It is not for Chinese leaders of MCA and Gerakan to bring in the
Chinese votes. It is for the BN government to demonstrate that they are a
fair, just and honest government looking after the welfare of all the
citizens of this country. That will bring in the votes. Hadi is, of course, exploiting what he considers an opportunistic
moment. His party is being wooed by both sides. He is being both Malay
nationalist as well as Islamist. He is pushing us bit by bit to a state
ruled by syariah and by Muslims for Muslims. And non-Muslims, bye and
bye. Where is the resistance?
Slumdog: Hadi cannot be accused of political
correctness because he blabs what is in his mind without thinking of the
impact of his comments. He is only a man of average intelligence who is
consumed by his religion, that’s all that matters. He is a one-issue politician, Islam. He is not a statesman by any
stretch of the imagination. He is an intellectual pigmy, devoid of the
knowledge of world affairs, finance, economy, and good governance.
Worse still, he cannot tell the difference between right and wrong, moral and immoral behaviour, corruption and honesty.