AdilanClub:Breaking news, is the best for news
PAS Youth leader Nasrudin Hassan has decried the fact that MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek had been spared any action by the authorities over a spate of comments denigrating Islam and
"Even worse, his ally UMNO has not done anything to defend the sanctity of Islam, let alone to take action against the MCA president," Nasrudin wrote in Harakahdaily recently.
>Link Info : General Issues - Politics
Nasrudin recalled a series of comments touching on Islam by the MCA leader, including his infamous remarks questioning Muslim women who prefer not to have skin contact with the opposite sex.
Apart from this, Chua was slammed by Muslims when in 2010 he linked corruption in Muslim countries to the fact that they were Muslim-majority nations. Later that year, during a visit to Kota Bharu, he expressed disappointment that shops there were closed for Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration.
To illustrate how UMNO has succumbed to MCA's propaganda against Islam, Nasrudin said a day after Chua had threatened to come out of Barisan Nasional if BN endorsed the Islamic capital punishment for serious crimes, or hudud, UMNO president Najib Razak declared that the laws would never be impelemented.
More recently, Nasrudin said other MCA leaders have also joined Chua in making Islamophobic statements.
In August, Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai voiced out against any attempt at forming an Islamic government during the state MCA convention in August. Earlier this year, Tourism minister Ng Yen Yen criticised the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) for disallowing Muslims from working at outlets serving liquor, while former Subang Jaya state representative from MCA Lee Hwa Beng was on record saying that Islamic state would impose ban on all other religions.
"The latest is by Kedah MCA chairman Chong Itt Chew who questions and mocks Alor Setar Municipal Council's dress code requiring decent attire for models on advertisement billboards," said Nasrudin.
"What is unfortunate is the fact that UMNO has kept silent in the face of its close ally MCA continously insulting and ridiculing Islam."