DAP-PAS dialogue to give Chinese opportunity  to find out whether it is true that there can be  no pork, no alcohol and no temples in Terengganu and Kelantan under the PAS Government

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Thursday): In the recent general election, the MCA and Gerakan were very successful in creating fear and panic among the Chinese voters with their propaganda of falsehoods that a vote for DAP was a vote for PAS and that this would mean no pork, no alcohol, no temples, pretty women would have no jobs and that there would be chopping of hands and feet.

As a result, the DAP and the Barisan Alternative suffered a major setback among the Chinese voters - as compared to the Malay voters, who dismissed the UMNO propaganda of falsehood that “DAP Plus UMNO = Islam Hancur” and voted for reform.

On Saturday, the DAP is organising the first of a series of DAP-PAS inter-political, inter-religious and inter-civilisational dialogue in Kuala Lumpur (Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall at 8.30 p.m.) to give non-Malays and in particular the Chinese the opportunity to find out whether it is true that there can be  no pork, no alcohol and no temples/churches in Terengganu and Kelantan under the  PAS Government.

The Terengganu Mentri Besar, Haji Hadi Ahmad Awang and four senior  state executive councillors, Mustapha Ali (Economic Development, Petroleum and Industry) , Harun Taib (Education, Dakwah and Syariah Implementation),  Wan Abdul Muttalib Embong (Local  Government and Housing) and Tun Salleh Abas (Special Tasks & Hisbah) will take part in the dialogue, under the topic “PAS Terengganu Government - Towards a Just Malaysia” and will answer questions from the floor.

DAP is organising this  series of inter-political, inter-religious and inter-civilisational dialogues in the country to promote greater understanding and to  bring together different communities subscribing to different spiritual faiths, religious ways of life and political ideologies to work for the common good of the country and people.  We will invite leaders from other religions and other political parties including from the Barisan Nasional in our future series.

The programme of the dialogue, which will be chaired by DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Kepong, Dr. Tan Seng Giaw, is as follows:



*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman