Sunday January 20, 2013
‘Pakatan all set to take away people’s rights’
By SARBAN SINGH
SEREMBAN: People will have their freedom curtailed and be subjected to harsher laws if Pakatan Rakyat were to rule the country in the coming general election.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said the people should take note of recent developments in Kedah and Kelantan to see for themselves what was in store for them should Pakatan form the next Federal Government.
“To put it simply, lipstick will not be allowed and women will not be allowed to cut men's hair at the salons,” he said.
“There will be no high heels, no short sleeves, no cheongsam and certainly no live music or other forms of entertainment.
“We will have to change our lifestyles as well as dress code, and probably even our choice of food. In fact, you will also be barred from lining up in the same queue with your wife after shopping at a supermarket,” he said at the 52nd anniversary dinner of the Negri Sembilan Moral Uplifting Society on Friday night.
Dr Chua said the rights of all Malaysians, which were clearly enshrined in the Constitution, would also be infringed upon as PAS, which would take on a dominant role in Pakatan, would call the shots as was evident in Kedah and Kelantan.
“The DAP says this is a small matter, but let me remind you that the party can only be a taikor (big brother) in Penang. Elsewhere, it will have to kowtow (give in) to PAS,” he said.
Dr Chua said it was an open secret that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang would be elected as Prime Minister as the party would have more influence over Parti Keadilan and the DAP.
Dr Chua said the fact that PAS had never endorsed PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as their Prime Minister-elect if Pakatan were to win the next general election was also testimony to this.
“Anwar will be left with only Selangor. So, you decide if you want Abdul Hadi as your Prime Minister,” he told the crowd.
Likening the DAP to a political eunuch, Dr Chua said it was only good at criticising the Barisan Nasional government, particularly the MCA.
Dr Chua said the country would prosper if Barisan continued to lead the country.
“Malaysia is the only country whose economic outlook was revised upwards last year by international bodies at a time when many other developed economies were facing downturns,” he pointed out.
“We are forecast to do even better this year but you must have leaders who are able to steer this nation to success and not those who will be busy taking away the rights of its people.”