Thursday, May 05, 2016
A foolish statement by PAS for he forgets that in Sarawak, the biggest religious group are Christians...if we just look at the Sarawakians themselves, Christians make up about 40%...Sarawak - Christians(44%), Muslims(30%), Buddhism(*13.5)%? Gerrymandering?
Now, when it comes to choosing the Prime Minister - our Federal Constitution only has one requirement, i.e. that the said person enjoys confidence of the majority of Members of Parliament - hence, any MP irrespective of gender, ethnicity or religion can be PM. This is correct but alas, many State Constitution is not in line with the said Constitutional principle...
SELANGOR is such an example - and, disappointingly, even though the Opposition has more that two thirds majority, there has been no move to amend this State's Constitution - WHY? Is it because the Opposition, be it DAP, Amanah and PKR also believe the same???
In Selangor, remember that it was Wan Azizah, a woman, that was alleged to have enjoyed the 'confidence of the majority' - but then, the Opposition compromised when there was objection based on gender, and so Azmin Ali got the chance of becoming Menteri Besar.... so, we now have a 'second choice' who is the MB of Selangor...I was ashamed that the Opposition did not take a more principled stand on the issue...
What we need is for the BEST person to be our PM, MB or Chief Minister - NOT the BEST person who satisfies the race/religion requirement or gender requirement?
In Trade Unions and other organizations, there are elements that have tried to use race and religion, but alas such attempts are rejected...In trade unions, it has not been unheard as to how employers have tried to use religion for 'union busting'...
Thursday, 5 May 2016 | MYT 11:25 AM
KUCHING: PAS will not allow non-bumiputra – especially those from DAP – to rule Sarawak, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pic).
The PAS president said while the state could have leaders from various racial backgrounds, it had to be ruled by a bumiputra Muslim to ensure a just leadership in accordance with Islamic principles.
"The Chinese, the Indians and other races are our leaders too, but they need to be led by a Muslim.
"That is why PAS wants Sarawak to be governed by the Muslim bumiputra, not other races," he told hundreds of supporters here, Wednesday night.
Hadi also said unlike other Opposition parties, PAS' decision to contest 11 seats in the election showed that it had no intention to rule Sarawak.
"We would just like to be an advisor to the ruling government," he said.
Hadi added that even if PAS won all the 11 seats it is contesting, it will not be able to form a majority government as there are 82 seats in the state assembly.
"But they (the other Opposition parties) contested the remaining seats," he said.
Pakatan Harapan's DAP is contesting 31 seats in the state election, with PKR contesting 40 and Amanah, 13.
However, DAP and PKR will clash in six constituencies.
Barisan Nasional has already won two seats uncontested. - Star, 5/5/2016