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Writer : Chang Long Yan
Translated from Nanyang Siang Pau 28 July 2012

Circulation of Chinese newspapers expanding in Malaysia compared with Bahasa Malaysia newspapers

On 26 September 2006 at a seminar at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Lim Guan Eng asked the audience “have you all forgiven us (DAP? Do you forgive us (DAP) for collaborating with Pas 1999?”

Lim Guan Eng said that some supporters had not forgiven DAP until today because of the cooperation with Pas in 1999 which resulted in ithe party’s dismal performance.

Guan Eng regarded the concern and fear among the grassroots DAP could not be erased, of their feelings towards Pas because they had seen the reality. They are looking to see whether Pas could change or not. The Chinese are looking at it passively, even if one day Pas could change, they would still doubt the party. They asked whether Pas is sincere in wanting to change.

At that time, Guan Eng was making everybody worried and Lim had no confidence in the grassroots members. Today, if you are doing on the street polls, asked them whether the Chinese are afraid of the country turning into an Islamic state and will enforce the Hudud law? The answer you will get is that “we are not afraid, it is all because BN and MCA want to create fear in us”.

Although Pas spiritual leader Nik Aziz is determined to enforce the Hudud law, the Chinese are still not afraid.

Do Not Think About Other People

Today, the Chinese suddenly change, they become so bold, but the answers given made me think that the understanding by the Chinese on freedom and justice is a disappointment and worrying.

These people will tell us: first, the Hudud law cannot be implement in the country; secondly, don’t fear, the Hudud law is enforced only on Muslims; thirdly, liquor consumption, gambling, corruption, vice are prohibited in an Islamic state. So, are these not good.

When Malay leaders asked the Chinese what do they really want, many of the Chinese reacted by saying that what they want is easy and simple, what they want is for the government to implement policies fairly.

It is so simple. Although a Chinese, I also, at times, want to ask the Chinese what do they really want? If we are to look at the reaction from the Chinese on the Islamic state, they don’t really want justice, as said by the Chinese, justice for themselves. They don’t care if there is justice for others (races).

The Chinese lose their sensitivity on danger

Is it not so? For example, “the non-Muslims escape the Hudud law”. If the Muslims and non-Muslims were to rob together, will the non-Muslims be arrested and then fined and sent to prison, while the Muslims will have their hands cut of. Is this fair?

My question is: some of the things seem to involve moral issues, but actually they are not. For example, liquor consumption and gambling, many regarded them as a form of relaxation after a long day at work, nothing to do with moral, whether it can be done or not, it is a different matter, the government depriving the rights of the people is also a different issue.

What I se from Lim Guan Eng’s statements in 2006 and then after the 2008 general election, the Chinese views for the Hudud law and the Islamic state has changed, indicating the Chinese understanding towards justice and freedom is emotional, losing the sensitivity towards risk and danger and replacing them with happiness and calmness. They think all these can happen according to their whims and fancy.

1 comment:

  1. I sincerely those views. It is worrying what the Chinese think about Hudud, liquor,gambling, prostitution, etc. Laws about these are for some fundamentally good reasons, If the Chinese do not share their concern as believers of the Muslim faith then at least see them as pests that can ruin decent households, and whatever social and health effects they have on people in general. Stop being so selfish.


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