Dakwaan mereka adakah benar?
Apa yang diharapkan mereka bukanlah pemimpin politik yang berpura-pura. Pemimpin yang bersih dari salah guna kuasa dan mereka pemimpin yang menolak secara total amalan double standard.
Dear PAS and Umno, here’s something for you to rally about!
Published on By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal Assistant News Editor
Umno, PAS as well as few other Malay rights groups have held small rallies throughout the country recently to pressure Putrajaya to backtrack on its earlier pledge to ratify the ICERD. — Picture by Farhan Najib
COMMENTARY, Dec 7 — So despite everything that’s happened in the past few weeks, PAS and Umno appear to be adamant about going ahead with the rally against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) tomorrow.
Supporters have been mobilised from all states in the country, they say. T-shirts and colourful banners and slogans have been printed.
The anger is real and cannot be contained, and the streets of KL must be flooded by a grand show of Malay-Muslim unity against insidious attempts to threaten the community’s rights and privileges.
For the unaware, Malaysia is one of 14 countries in the world that has not signed or ratified ICERD, including Brunei, Myanmar, and North Korea.
Out of 197 countries, 179 have ratified, acceded or succeeded and agreed to be bound by the ICERD, which seeks to oblige countries to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, is able to enjoy a long list of rights some may take for granted, including the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, work, housing, medical care, social security, education, and even the right to access places for public use such as restaurants, theatres and parks.Umno, PAS as well as few other Malay rights groups have held small rallies throughout the country recently to pressure Putrajaya to backtrack on its earlier pledge to ratify the ICERD.
The main contention was that the ratification will strip the Bumiputera community of its constitutional safeguards and privileges.
But the government has repeatedly stated that even if it formalises the ICERD, Article 153, which refers to the special position of Islam as the religion of the federation, the institution of the Malays rulers and Bumiputera privileges will not be amended or removed.
And guess what? On November 23, the government decided not to ratify it.
Why then, you may ask, is there still an anti-ICERD rally this weekend?
For a host of reasons, apparently. Umno and PAS claim that the event will be held to allow its supporters to say thanks to the government for its decision not to ratify the ICERD, and a show of strength to remind Putrajaya not to mess around with the Malay community.
I am all for peaceful rallies and in fact it is well within their rights to do so. But instead of showing up at a gathering dedicated to oppose a convention which is not going to be ratified anyway, how about using the same event to demand answers from the previous government about the alleged misappropriation of Tabung Haji’s funds?
Last Friday, Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) lodged two police reports. The first one was against its former chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and former senior management over the alleged misuse of RM22 million of funds belonging to Yayasan Tabung Haji (YTH) for politically-linked purposes.
The second police report states that there were alleged ”misrepresentations and withholding of material information” on TH’s 95 per cent stake sale in PT TH Indo Plantations, a plantation company which had owned 83,000 hectares of land in Indonesia, to PT Borneo Pacific for US$910 million (RM3.8 billion) in 2012.
Flirting is fine but we will never marry you, PAS tells Umno
Published on By Justin Ong
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said that while the two parties may work together, this will not extend to a unification of PAS and Umno. — Picture by Farhan Najib
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang told Umno that is courting his party, that it is “impossible” for the two to ever merge.
He said that while the two parties may work together, this will not extend to a unification of PAS and Umno.
“There will never be a united PAS and Umno party. Our ideologies are different. It is impossible,” The Star newspaper quoted him as saying in an undisclosed interview.
The two parties are jointly organising a rally to “give thanks” to the government’s decision to reject the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) this weekend.
The rejection of the treaty has become the latest common platform for the two parties.
Prior to the general election, Umno was already courting PAS by dangling support for the latter’s bid to enhance Shariah laws.
Since the Malay nationalist party’s defeat in Election 2018, however, it has come out openly to propose mergers with the former political rival.
PAS has repeatedly and openly snubbed Umno, but the latter continues to pursue this unrequited love.
Although Umno is technically the strongest Opposition party by virtue of its federal lawmaker numbers, it has not come to terms with its electoral defeat and appears bent on forming a partnership with PAS.
The Barisan Nasional coalition has all but disintegrated, with only the founding members of Umno, MIC, and MCA left in what was previously a 13-component alliance.
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