Reject divisive politics of Umno and Pas — Dr Yii

Dr Kelvin Yii

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KUCHING, Sept 20: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii urged the people to reject the politics of Umno and PAS, which he described as divisive.

He said in the context of multicultural and multireligious society, the people of Sarawak and the whole of Malaysia should reject Umno and PAS.

He opined that these Malayan-based parties should not have been accepted or embraced by any of the political leaders in Sarawak.

“That is why I express utter shock, when PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was warmly welcomed to the office of the chief minister of Sarawak.

“This especially right after he, on the auspicious celebration of Malaysia Day, spewed political poison of race and religion, which could not only pit different races and community in Sarawak against one another but also contaminate the peace and harmonious understanding we have here in Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.

Dr Yii claimed that PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man then issue another vile attack against a deputy minister who was sharing to fellow Christians that churches set on values and teach religion so that the people can become a better citizen.

PAS deputy president made a divisive claim that DAP has a “Christianisation agenda”, he said.

“He (Ibrahim) went further to say that that the narrative of the Kingdom of God in Christianity is against the Rukunegara and even Federal Constitution,” he continued.

Dr Yii felt such remark exposes PAS ignorance of the protection offered by the Federal Constitution for the practice of different religions in the country.

“While we respect the Constitution and recognise Islam as the religion of the Federation, but Article 11 of the Federal Constitution guarantees and protects the freedom of religion here in Malaysia and thus, sharing the context of ‘Kingdom of God’ in a church among fellow Christians is not against the Constitution, but rather protected by it.”

Dr Yii said he finds the inconsistency portrayed by a Gabungan Parti Sarawak leader who, on one hand, claimed that they should not be involved in what he “claims” as Malayan politics, but then warmly embraced Hadi, who isn’t part of the Federal Cabinet or administration to his official office.

In return, PAS politically endorsed the leadership of GPS in the state, he added.

“Such embraced are not new and we have seen such cooperation during the failed amendments to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, where the Pakatan Harapan government intended to restore the original wordings of the Constitution as reflected in the Malaysian Agreement 1963, but was defeated due to the cooperation of Umno, PAS and of course GPS,” said Dr Yii. — DayakDaily