Sunday February 24, 2013
MCA chides Nik Aziz over intention to ditch secular government
PETALING JAYA: MCA has rapped PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat over his intention to do away with a secular government.
“DAP should give an explanation as to why Nik Aziz is still insisting on this.
“Is this a Pakatan Rakyat policy or merely PAS' opinion?” asked MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.
On Wednesday, Nik Aziz said the current secular government should be replaced by an Islamic administration and only political parties that embrace Islam in its struggle were safe in this world and the hereafter.
“Our administration is based on the Federal Constitution.
“Does that mean common law will be abolished, too?” asked Dr Wee.
He expressed surprise at Nik Aziz's audacity in saying that the future government would be a whole new system and not just more Islamic in its outlook.
“They owe the Chinese community an explanation,” said Dr Wee.
MCA Young Professionals Bureau chairman Datuk Chua Tee Yong challenged PAS to include its plans for an Islamic administration in the Pakatan manifesto.
“It should be very clear with what it is trying to advocate and put this in the manifesto instead of trying to say different things to different people,” he said.
Accusing DAP of misleading the Chinese by “re-packaging” PAS, he said it was clear the party would never change from its Islamist roots.
He also said it was entirely possible that Pakatan would not mention an “Islamic government” in the manifesto but implement it anyway if they gained power.