Umno-Pas pact a test for New Malaysia

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The pact to be sealed today between a race-based party and a party with an exclusive religious agenda can’t be favourable for the country in the long run.

This alliance will serve as a magnet for those with chauvinistic or bigoted views. Such people do not understand what it means to live in a multicultural society, which should celebrate diversity and see it as an asset.

The watershed general election of 2018 witnessed the crippling defeat of the old politics of ‘race’ and religion and ushered in a new Malaysia. For about six months after the general election, we felt the promise of a new Malaysia was within reach. We could smell it in the air.

The defeated forces were down – but not out. The new government blinked the first time it was tested. (Recall its U-turn over the ratification of the International Covenant on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.) This U-turn bolstered the defeated forces – and they have since regrouped. Full article on Aliran website

 

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Lim Goh Poh
Lim Goh Poh
14 Sep 2019 9.09am

The pact should advise the government to distribute sin (alchohol, 4D toto, casinos) tax haram revenues to to the needs non-Islamic organisations only.

True Malaysian
True Malaysian
15 Sep 2019 3.23pm

UMNO-PAS alliance is definitely a strategic partnership for the Malay votes. For their own political expediency and survival. They both needed each other in Peninsula, tho’ i feel PAS depends on UMNO in East Malaysia. PAS has not enough support in Sabah and Sarawak. So has to depend on UMNO to bring in the Malay votes. They can forget about the non-Malay votes. Sarawak’s GPS and Sabah’s Warisan will see who wins in the Peninsula to decide which one to join to form the next Govt. So the fight btw PH and UMNO-PAS in Peninsula will decide, surely the latter… Read more »

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
14 Sep 2019 1.33pm

But why do i feel there is an increase in racial tension after the election. Despite that, we don’t see any economic improvement whatsoever to justify it. I seriously don’t see any benefit in supporting “New Malaysia” as our status quo and economical success are now being targeted. As a Chinese, I would rather support PAS+NO than DAP. As long as they don’t meddle with my daily life, I don’t mind seeing a bumipitera government.

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
14 Sep 2019 1.50pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

Many over here may disagree what I say, but the population of Chinese is only at 22% and the percentage is decreasing yearly. I suggest why not experience the extreme rather than watching our society slowly crumble apart. PPBM is no different from them, they will change their tone once they feel the non-Malay vote is no longer needed. This do not mean I agree with the (alleged) theft done by Jibby and the pact.

tunglang
tunglang
14 Sep 2019 12.58pm

My Q to the Umno-Pas pact:
Will you execute cutting of hands of the M#1 Thief if the 1MDB case wraps up with a conviction. This I recuse my human rights conscience just for this grand theft case.
Prove your sincerity of religious pact for another Holy New Malaysia.

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
19 Sep 2019 1.13pm

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — India’s foreign minister has insisted that Narendra Modi did broach the topic of Dr Zakir Naik’s extradition with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, after the latter said otherwise this week.

S. Jaishankar, who was present along with other Indian officials when the two prime ministers met in Vladivostok, Russia earlier this month, told his country’s media that the thorny topic was definitely discussed.

Bigjoe
Bigjoe
16 Sep 2019 8.22pm

A challenge? PH is defeated. The issue is can they have a New strategy to win. Like it or not Sarawak and Sabah may have to be put in charge of the country against the new UMNO-PAS pact.

Anfield
Anfield
17 Sep 2019 10.27pm
Reply to  Bigjoe

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is courting Abang Jo, says his party is open to collaborate with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) if that will stop the DAP from winning in the next state election.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/09/17/hadi-eyes-pas-gps-pact-to-stop-racist-dap-from-taking-sarawak/1791250

bumi non malay
14 Sep 2019 4.42pm

Bring it on the Rise of the … Racist Supremacist……Sabah -Sarawak get ready ….Agenda 2020 and Beyond!!! bring back English … Enjoy the coming Collapse of Ringgit and Demise of Malaysia Economy….There is no hope except the Singapore Way…the template of 62 Years have fail and Will fail Malaysia again…have a look at Kelantan….!

Anfield
Anfield
14 Sep 2019 9.10am

MCA will send a rep as a witness to solemnize the marriage of Umno-PAS. LOL.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/09/13/mca-to-witness-signing-of-umno-pas-charter/1790303

tunglang
tunglang
14 Sep 2019 1.20pm
Reply to  Anfield

MCA will do anything for a free meal at a jemputan kahwin tak haram!
After that with a full stomach, it will proclaim yet another opportunistic Chinese allegiance as fast as Beijing Opera Face Change Magic!

Anfield
Anfield
14 Sep 2019 2.45pm
Reply to  tunglang

At most MCA and MIC can get is Menteri Hal Ehwal Bukan Muslim, if the new pact can win the next PRU.

Today PH convened a Saturday meeting, hoping the press and media do not give full coverage for Umno-PAS marriage?