No issues of threat to Islam in the unity government administration

14 Jul 2023 06:43pm
Shahrir Abdul Samad - FILE PIX
Shahrir Abdul Samad - FILE PIX

SHAH ALAM - After seven months of the unity government being in power, there have been no threatening issues towards Islam - such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) which was put forth by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) 1.0 government administration previously.

In a Facebook post, Umno veteran Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad wrote that the abilities efforts and influence of political parties can be compared and reflected upon when they govern the country.

Shahrir elaborated in the post that this could be done as almost all political parties in the nation have had the experience of being the government.

“For example, comparing the first seven months of the PH 1.0 government in the 14th general election (GE14) with the first seven months of the unity government after GE15.

“After the first seven months of PH 1.0 led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad aided by Lim Guan Eng (DAP), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (Bersatu) and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (PKR), there was one of the biggest Malay-Muslim protests in Kuala Lumpur. Do you remember?” Shahrir questioned.

He elaborated that the biggest protest towards the PH 1.0 government was the plan to accept ICERD, which took place on Dec 8, 2018, seven months after PH 1.0 had taken over the government.

“Despite having Tun M, Muhyiddin and Azmin Ali in the government, efforts towards secularism were in full swing. Maybe it’s because there is PKR and DAP, both parties with secularist ideologies.

“Now there are rumours that Islam is in danger due to DAP and PKR’s presence in the unity government, the difference is that Tun M, Muhyiddin and Azmin Ali are outside while BN is in the government. That’s not a reality obviously,” he explained in his post

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