On 7 May last year, the nation was shocked when Utusan Malaysia featured a front page story about BigDogDotCom’s 6 May posting on the 5 May 2011 meet in Red Rock Hotel in Macalister Road, Gerogetown, Pulau Pinang. DAP Jelutong MP and DAP Jelutong DAPSY Chief Ong Ah Tiong with several pastors “Vowed to make Christianity the ‘Official Religion’ of Malaysia and put a Christian the next Prime Minister”.
On 8 May, DAP MP for Jelutong made a Police report against the blogger BigDogDotCom. The nation was rumbling with this controversy.
Five days later, a Jelutong DAP member Mohd Razali Abdul Rahman stepped up and made a Police report in North East Pulau Pinang Police to claim that “What was reported in Utusan Malaysia and blogs, were true. I was there and this did happen”.
Today, almost seventeen months after it happened, PAS leaders are now openly talking about what they vowed in the hotel on Macalister Road.
DAP leaders were very quick to react. They quickly issued a statement threatened to make a Police report against Nasharuddin, a fellow Pakatan Rakyat MP.
11 October 2012 | last updated at 01:12AM
DAP duo to lodge report against Nasharuddin
KUALA LUMPUR: Two prominent DAP leaders will lodge a police report against former Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa for alleging that DAP held a thanksgiving function to pray for Malaysia to become a Christian state.
DAP Sarawak chairman Wong Hoi Leng and secretary Chong Chieng Jen said they were “disgusted” with Nasharuddin’s statement.
However, they did not give an exact time frame when they would lodge the report.
“After the Sarawak elections (last year), DAP held victory and thanksgiving dinners in Kuching, Sibu, Sarikei, Bintangor, Bintulu and Miri.
“It is unbelievable that Nasharuddin did not even identify the event where the alleged prayer was made,” he said at the Parliament lobby here yesterday.
The duo said the thanksgiving was held merely to thank party members and volunteers who had worked in the state election and was not religious in nature.
“We had also invited Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Pas state leaders to attend the event.”
DAP also urged Nasharuddin to withdraw his allegations unconditionally and called upon the police to probe into the alleged remark.
Nasharuddin’s statement was also criticised by fellow Pas member, Shah Alam member of parliament Khalid Samad.
“Nasharuddin’s statement is ridiculous.
” He did not inform us about his remark in any of Pas’ meetings,” Khalid said.
“I question his motive in making the statement,” said Khalid adding that Nasharuddin has begun to ‘estrange’ himself from the party.
He said that Nasharuddin’s fate would be left to the discretion of the Pas Syura Council.
“What he said about DAP is his personal opinion and PAS does not share his sentiments.”
When will DAP leaders sue and make a Police report against the former PAS Deputy President Nasharuddin Mat Isa statement? A lot at stake here.