KUCHING, Aug 21: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Stakan Branch has joined the call in urging Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to revoke the permanent resident (PR) status of controversial preacher Zakir Naik for violating the entry requirements.
In a media release today, SUPP Stakan pointed out that the state government have ejected not just foreigners but also West Malaysians when they violated their PR conditions.
They thus commended the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government for upholding its principle of not condoning and allowing for any racial or religious bigots from entering the shores of Sarawak.
“The current state of affairs in Peninsula Malaysia where inflammatory remarks on race and religion were allegedly made by various bodies and individuals highlighted the need for our government to continue to safeguard our immigration autonomy,” the branch said.
“Sarawak has long maintained our harmony and understanding among the various races as opposed to the situation in Malaya,” they added.
As such, SUPP Stakan hoped that the federal government will take action in revoking Zakir’s PR status to restore order and peace in the country.
Touching on Dong Zong issue, they disagreed with the opinion of the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in labelling the organisation as racist.
They pointed out that the Sarawak government has recognised the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) of the independent Chinese schools that were benefitting not only Chinese community but also the Bumiputera community.
“Some schools recorded up to 75 per cent Bumiputera students. So Dong Zong cannot be racist because factually and practically, it serves all communities.”
“As reflected in the education system, we can refute the allegations made by the Prime Minister.”
SUPP Stakan thus hope all these sensitive racial and religious remarks against any race or religion will be stopped for the sake of the peace and harmony in the country.
They also applauded Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador clear stance on this matter and expedited actions against sensitive remarks that can threaten the peace and easily fuel unrest in Malaysia. — DayakDaily