DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has insisted that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government respond to a recent statement by PAS central committee member Datuk Khairuddin Aman Razali that electoral boundaries should be redrawn in favour of Malay-Muslim majority areas before the next general election.
“Cabinet, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and MCA’s silence on PAS vision of racial and religious electoral apartheid is ominous and can be construed as assent when 18 PAS MPs are needed to keep the PN minority government in power.
“PN and the cabinet must declare its stand on PAS’ vision of a racist and extremist religious Malaysia, to gerrymander election boundaries to benefit Muslims and Malays,” Lim said in a statement.
“What is disturbing is that there is neither repudiation nor renunciation from Cabinet, particularly the non-Malay/non-Muslim members from MCA, MIC or GPS.
“Their silence is a betrayal equivalent to servile subservience to the power of PAS to discriminate, deprive and deny the rights of non-Malays and non-Muslims,” he added.
Three days ago, Khairuddin, who is also the plantation industries and commodities minister, said PAS, Bersatu and Umno must work together and redraw the electoral map to ensure their candidates win enough seats at the next general election to guarantee a two-thirds majority in Parliament.