Izzah’s statement: UMNO-BN is highly hypocritical

SABAK BERNAM, NOV 7: UMNO-BN are being very hypocritical when it pillories PKR Deputy President, Nurul Izzah over her statement that is deemed insulting to Islam yet the party chooses to keep silent about the atrocity happening within the party caused by its leaders themselves.

The Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that UMNO-BN had made an unfounded allegation against Nurul Izzah and that he accused the party of pretending to be a defender of Malays and Islam.

However UMNO-BN itself are being cagey about others issues involving its leaders.

‘Go investigate and ask her (Nurul Izzah) if it is true or otherwise, if you must. I am wondering why they (UMNO-BN) are completely silent about the San Miguel factory belonging to Mahathir’s (former Prime Minister) son.’

‘They have been very critical of her and emphatically insist that the Islamic Religious Department take action against her immediately, but I am wondering what stand they are likely to be inclined to take if it is one that involves UMNO-BN leaders’, he said during a speech in Dataran Tanah Lesen Parit Baru, Sabak Bernam, last night.

While sitting on a panel during a forum ‘Islamic Country: Whose Version? Whose Responsibility’ in Subang Jaya last Saturday, Nuruh Izzah said that Malaysia should not impose on its citizens a specific religious values in spite of themselves.

When her statement was published in the front page of Utusan Malaysia newspaper, several NGOs such as Perkasa and Puteri UMNO had since endlessly urged her to repent and retract her misleading statement which could reflect badly on the society generally and Islam specifically.

However, Nurul Izzah insisted that her statements had been manipulated and that she had instructed her lawyers, Hanipa Maidin and Sulaiman Abdullah to file a suit against Utusan Malaysia newspaper, Berita Harian newspaper, and others.

Previously, MCA President, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had repeatedly made a confusing statement regarding the implementation of Hudud law in Malaysia. Nevertheless, UMNO-BN main leaders including Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak had never said a word but instead remained completely silent about it.

Also present during the speech were Batu Caves State Assemblyman, Amirudin Shari, Director of Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM), Badrul Hisham and the former senior lecturer in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari.

On another issue, Dr. Aziz Bari hoped that all residents in Sabak Bernam would give PR a chance in the upcoming General Election to implement beneficial policies that PR had been determinedly working on.

Previously, Dr. Abdul Aziz was declared his candidacy in Sabak Bernam parliament.

‘Even though there are some minor spats in the PR-led states, such spats are not due to projects.’

‘Rather, it is because of some discussion concerning the welfare of the people’, he said while delivering a speech in front of hundreds of residents who were present despite the torrential rain.

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