Are PAS and Umno implying the acting Agong met with the 'enemies of Islam?' - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Malaysiakini : “They are known to be anti-Islam. That’s why we must not allow the Cameron Highlands seat to be given to them.”
– Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki
| Besides the Umno Youth chief’s quote above, his counterpart from PAS,
Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi – the progeny of PAS president Abdul Hadi
Awang – claimed that the DAP
had “disturbed” Islamic institutions and the monarchy since coming into
federal power. What does the office of the acting Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Sultan Nazrin Shah have to say about this?
If DAP had indeed “disturbed” Islamic institutions and the monarchy, why would the acting Agong grant an audience
with its leaders Lim Kit Siang and Liew Chin Tong, along with former
Sungai Benut MP Tawfik Ismail and former Bernama chairperson Annuar
Are PAS and Umno claiming that the audience
granted by the acting Agong is wrong and detrimental to the umrah? After
all, if PAS and Umno are claiming that DAP is anti-Islam and
anti-Malay, this would mean that the audience was granted to people who
not only want to remove Islam as the official religion of the
federation, but also have mala fide intent towards the monarchy.
calling the DAP a chauvinist and racist party raises interesting
questions. Is the Umno Youth chief claiming that the acting Agong had
extended an invitation to a chauvinistic and racist party?
does this say about the institution if it extends invitations to racist
parties that do not have the interests of the Malay community at heart?
Unless, of course, the Umno Youth chief is claiming that the acting
Agong is ignorant of the racism and chauvinism of the DAP. Is this what
Asyraf is claiming?
After all, the institution of the monarchy is
wise and benevolent, and surely if DAP were a racist and chauvinistic
party hell-bent on supplanting Islam in this country and destroying
royal institutions, the office of the acting Agong would know of this.
Unless, of course, Umno and PAS are claiming the office is incompetent.
Are they implying that the rulers are unaware of the dastardly deeds of
the DAP? Is this what Umno and PAS are claiming?
‘Known’ anti-Islam party?
the personalities at the joint Umno-PAS ceramah in Kampung Keledek, Cameron Highlands, claimed that DAP is “known” to be anti-Islam. If they
were known to be thus, then why would the acting Agong extend them an
Are Umno and PAS questioning the reasoning of
the acting Agong? Are Umno and PAS really claiming that the acting
Agong would grant an audience to members of a political party known to
be anti-Islam? For what purpose?
This would mean that the acting
Agong was smiling and talking convivially – by all accounts – with
members of an anti-Islamic political party, and this would mean that he
was derelict in his duty towards Islam and Muslims in this country.
this what Umno and PAS are implying? That by meeting with the grand old
man of the DAP, who, according to PAS, is known to be anti-Islam, the
acting Agong is not upholding Islam?
After all, if you were
supposed to defend Islam, why would you meet with people who were
against the religion, and allow yourself to be photographed in a setting
which implied peace and harmony?
Bringing into disrepute
also claimed that Muslims were mandated by their faith to come out and
vote, presumably against DAP, which he claimed was an existential threat
to Islam and the Malay community.
What does it mean when the
acting Agong meets this existential threat and has a pleasant
discussion? Does this mean that the acting Agong does not realise that
DAP is an existential threat to the Malay community?
These are important questions that Umno and PAS need to answer. DAP Youth is wrong for lodging a police report
for hateful speeches or whatever it is they are lodging the report for.
What they should have done is lodge a report that Umno and PAS were
disrespecting the royal institution.
After all, if the
acting Agong was meeting people who PAS and Umno claim are anti-Islam
and anti-Malay, what does this say about the royalty? What does this say
about the judgement of the royalty? What does this say about the royal
institution as the defender of 'bangsa dan agama'? What does this say
about the office of the acting Agong, which most probably facilitated
Like I said, these are important questions. If DAP
really is anti-Islam and anti-Malay, what the acting Agong has done is
to legitimise their agenda by meeting them, or worse, being apathetic
about meeting with people who are anti-Islam and anti-Malay. PAS and Umno need to answer these questions because this time, they have not only attacked DAP, but also the royal institution.
claiming that DAP is anti-Islam, anti-Malay and has disturbed the
monarchy, they are bringing into disrepute the institution of the
monarchy. After all, as DAP political education director Liew Chin
Tong said on Sultan Nazrin and Lim: "The two seemed happy talking about
current affairs. His Majesty was wise and generously shared his
knowledge with us,” – which either means that the Agong did not realise
that Lim is anti-Islam and anti-Malay, or he did not care.
So what exactly are PAS and Umno implying about the acting Agong?