PM should reject PAS’ Syariah enactment proposal that threatens Keluarga Malaysia vision: DAP Sec-Gen Guan Eng

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 13.9.2021:

PAS Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (religious affairs) Idris Ahmad assurances that the enactment of a bill to control the propagation of non-Muslim religions will not affect the freedom of religion enshrined in the Federal Constitution for non-Muslim lacks credibility and reliability. This is due to PAS dismal record of outright hostility or failing to respect the non-Muslim community with its leaders wanting to curtail the constitutional rights of non-Muslims or diminish the participation of non-Muslims in everyday life or in the government, not just in matters of religion.

Further Idris’ clarification that such a law would apply only to adherents of Islam and not other religions is not reflected by the title of the proposed enactment, which is offensive to non-Muslims. If freedom of non-Muslims is respected and the Syariah law only applies to adherents of Islam, then the title of the enactment should not be the Control on the Propagation of non-Muslim Religions Bill.

Even if the proposed Syariah enactment is applied only in the Federal Territory, it is unacceptable to many Malaysians. Many Muslims have rejected the proposal from PAS that appears to restrict the basic constitutional right of freedom of religion of non-Muslims. Malaysia together with Sabah and Sarawak, is a multi-cultural and multi-religious state, and our diverse community have lived in harmony and peace.

This should not be taken for granted and put at risk by the dangerous policies of PAS Ministers that threaten national unity and religious harmony. The Prime Minister Ismail Sabri should clarify that this is not the intent of his government. Ismail should clearly and unequivocally reject PAS proposal, emanating from the extremist and sectarian politics of PAS, because it is contrary and directly threatens his vision of Keluarga Malaysia.

LIM GUAN ENG


民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2021年9月13日在吉隆坡发表文告:

伊斯兰党籍的首相署部长(宗教事务)伊德里斯阿末言之凿凿保证,颁布控制非穆斯林传教的法案,不会影响联邦宪法中规定的非穆斯林之宗教自由,这说法显然是欠缺可信度和可靠性的。事缘伊党过去的所作所为大家历历在目,他们不尊重甚至是公然敌对非穆斯林社区,其领导人想要限制非穆斯林的宪法权利,或减少非穆斯林在日常生活或政府中的参与度,这绝不仅仅是在宗教上的问题而已。

伊德里斯进一步澄清说,相关法令仅适用于伊斯兰信徒而不适用于其他宗教,但这并未反映在拟议颁布的法案标题中,已然是对非穆斯林的冒犯。如果尊重非穆斯林的自由,并且该伊斯兰教法仅适用于伊斯兰教徒,那么,该法案的名称就不应称为《控制非穆斯林传教法案》。

即便有关伊斯兰教法仅适用于联邦直辖区,许多马来西亚人也无法接受。许多穆斯林亦拒绝了伊党的提议,该提议似乎限制了非穆斯林的宗教信仰自由这一基本宪法权利。马来西亚与沙巴、砂拉越,是一个多元文化和多元宗教的国家,我们多元化的社区生活沐浴在和谐与和平之中。

然而,这不应该被认为是理所当然的,也不能被伊斯兰党的部长使用这危险的政策来将大家推向高风险的境地,这将威胁到国民的团结和宗教之和谐。首相依斯迈沙比里应该予以澄清,这并不是他的政府的意图。依斯迈甚至应明确和毫不含糊地拒绝伊斯兰党的提议,这是源于伊斯兰党的极端主义和宗派政治,它和“马来西亚一家”的愿景是背道而驰的,也给国人带来了威胁。

林冠英

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