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Why do we let Pas get away with such divisive remarks?

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JD Lovrenciear is alarmed by some of the remarks made by certain leaders in the Islamic party.

Ultra-theocratic political party Pas has once again ruffled the socio-political scene in Malaysia with divisive politicking.

This time its about a Pas delegate, the vice-chief of the party’s women’s wing, wanting to do away with vernacular schools in the country – and her right to speak was defended by a party central committee member.

Yet we choose to close one eye or settle for a “Aiya, let them say whatever they want-lah.”

Mind you, this is not the first time that Pas leaders have spewed divisive remarks.

Earlier this year, another Pas leader even dared to openly declare that only Muslims should lead the country, regardless of their wickedness. He claimed that believers would end up in hell if led by non-Muslims.

 Gosh. And yet we let all this dangerous poison flood the hearts and minds of folks all over the country. We let such divisive remarks be planted through the various other communication tentacles of the political party.

Many netizens have expressed their shock and disbelief that in this day of modernity we still continue to let politicians further undermine inter-ethnic and inter-religious stability in the country.

The Pakatan Harapan government cannot pretend to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.

Otherwise, we are inviting serious crises in the near future and it will be too late and erode peace, progress and prosperity for all Malaysians.

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