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Friday, June 10, 2011

Why a non-Muslim would prefer PAS to Umno

Since the late 1980s, PAS has been painted by the government of the day as being the worst thing to walk the planet. That non-Muslims in Malaysia will suffer the wrath of hell, if PAS ever forms the government. And this fear was played to great effect, with the majority of the non-Muslim votes going Barisan Nasional’s way.

For most Sarawakians and Sabahans, PAS was the epitome of evil in Malaysia. A phantom whose only agenda was to deprive the non-Muslims of their right to practise their faith of choice.

This was the religious propaganda fed by Barisan Nasional to the masses, but of late, the 'spin' has boomeranged back into its own face.

Adapting to the times

As PAS moves forward, adapting itself to meet a progressively changing world, UMNO is stuck in a rut of its own making and has now been reduced to being the spectator-stand critic.

So what if PAS decides to have a change in management? At least, PAS is not afraid to take on the risk of changing or to try and take on new ideas. It certainly seems more secure about its supporter base than UMNO.

Full Article: The Malaysia Chronicle.

Seems like the tables have turned on UMNO.


Joseph Fernandez said...

I do not understand the writer's take on this subject. PAS is a religious Islamic party. Malaysia cannot afford to have its secular position over run by Political Religion. Islam is a good religion. This must be kept in perspective. PAS is a political party propounding an ideology. Whilst it is pretty obvious that UMNO is and has been playing up religion to keep the political divide, PAS certainly does not offer a better option. What is need is a breath of fresh air and new leadership to emerge out of the current dynamics.

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