KUCHING, Oct 8: Serian DAP warns that the swearing in of the Sabah Pas secretary into the Sabah Legislative Assembly is a foretelling of what is to come if PN allies are voted in.
To Serian Democratic Action Party (DAP) chief Brolin Nicholson, Perikatan Nasional (PN) and its allies’ recent victory in the Sabah election opens a door for Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas) to influence the Sabah Legislative Assembly and state government policies.
“PAS ideology is indeed irrelevant for a state that is multiracial and multireligious. Sabah and Sarawak are states where the religious extremist must be rejected.
“The Bible humiliation is the recent example that Sarawakians must take into account. When a Pas (MP) make an accusation and refused to apologise, (that) shows that the party has failed to understand the culture of us, (the) East Malaysians,” Brolin opined in a statement today.
Sabah Pas secretary Dr Aliakbar Gulasan was sworn in today as one of six nominated assemblymen despite not contesting for any seat in the just concluded Sabah polls.
The Sabah constitution allows for six individuals to be appointed as unelected representatives in the Sabah Legislative Assembly.
On the statement of a Sarawakian politician stating that their party was more comfortable to have an alliance with Pas then DAP, Brolin believed that the party had hurt the feeling of most Christians in Malaysia, especially in Sabah and Sarawak.
“This is the right time for Sarawakians to stand up and protect our state from religious extremists as Sarawak does not belong to only one religion.
“Other than that, it is the right for Sarawak to choose a clean, just and inclusive government where every ‘anak Sarawak’ whether Chinese or Dayak, is entertained (sic) like everyone else.
“It is time as well for Sarawakians to collectively rebuild our beloved Sarawak so that our future generations will live in a better country than what we have now,” Brolin asserted. — DayakDaily