MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong attacked PAS for trying to return the country to the dark ages by implementing a theocratic state, which he said was a feudal political system.
In his opening address at the 48th MCA Youth Annual General Assembly meeting today, Wee said that the European countries have spent thousands of years to do away with a political system that combines with religion.
“It was only after the separation of politics and religion that saw the birth of the Renaissance and eventually the Industrial Revolution” he said
Wee told some 600 delegates that it would be mockery should PAS strive to reintroduce a system that had been abandoned by the world.
“We must remember that the democracy and human rights which we have today is the result of the separation of politics and religion.
“We must not allow PAS to return us to an age that has long past us. This ideology must be rejected by the people of this country,” he said.
He also took a jab at DAP’s inconsistency on the hudud issue, saying that the party chairman Karpal Singah and advisor Lim Kit Siang once made a strong stance against hudud law, but not the current leadership.
“The new generation of leadership in DAP has changed their stand by saying that there is no need to fear an Islamic state as long as you don’t steal or rob,” he said.
Later at a press conference, Wee was asked if MCA’s constant harping on hudud issues would translate to Chinese support to BN. Sarawak’s SUPP also highlighted the hudud issue but they did not do well in the state election last year.
Wee said the opposition’s reaction would not have been so great if the Chinese were not concerned by the hudud issue.
MCA deputy president Liow Tiong Lai, who was also at the press conference, believed in the Chinese’s wisdom to differentiate between a national election and a state election.
“(In a national election), you elect the federal government, where the Federal Constitution is of utmost importance to the nation. You can’t allow PAS to become the government to implement such a policy in this country,” he said.