‘Keluar dari tempurung’ and address real issues, not concerts as Dr Yii slams PAS over ‘divisive’ remarks

Dr Kelvin Yii

KUCHING, Aug 20: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has told PAS to “keluar dari tempurung” (come out from under your shell) and address the real issues affecting Malaysians, rather than being the “moral police” following the Islamist party’s latest criticism on the continuous holding of concerts in Malaysia which they claimed would “invite the wrath of God”.

PAS Youth chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari, according to national news reports, had taken to social media yesterday (Aug 19) to warn against continuously organising concerts, and called on Muslims to oppose such events.

It was believed that Ahmad Fadhli’s remarks came after American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish’s concert at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday evening (Aug 18).

Hitting back, Dr Yii said such thinking shows how “bankrupt” the party is of ideas and has nothing else constructive to offer to Malaysians but merely to create animosity in a multicultural and plural society like Malaysia.

“Fact of the matter is, I think what brings ‘real anger’ is blatant corruption, bad governance, inequality, discrimination, oppressive laws, and even threats of harm against another, including members of our judiciary, which they are silent about.

“When Malaysians are grappling with a surge of cost of living and a gloomy economy, all PAS seem to care about is to ‘moral police’ others while often trying to interfere with rights of other Malaysians that are protected under the Federal Constitution,” he said in a statement today.

Dr Yii, who is also Dapsy National chief, added that PAS should acknowledge and respect that Malaysians are able to think and evaluate any form of entertainment for themselves, and that the fate of the country lies on good governance and policies rather than the amount of concerts that we have.

“All these divisive rhetoric is a smokescreen for their leader’s incompetence in dealing with real issues that affects all Malaysians.

“They should ‘keluar dari tempurung’ and address real issues affecting Malaysians rather than trying to infringe the rights of others that are protected under the Federal Constitution,” he said. — DayakDaily