Media Statement by Wong Ho Leng in Sibu on Tuesday, 11th May 2010:
SUPP and Robert Lau must ask the Prime Minister to unequivocally declare that Malaysia is not an Islamic state, and withdraw the appeal against the High Court decision permitting the use of the term “Allah” by Christians and release with immediate effect the 15,000 Al-Kitab confiscated by the Malaysian customs
The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will be having a meeting with Sarawak and Sibu Christian leaders on the coming Friday.
SUPP and Sibu by-elections candidate Robert Lau must make the Prime Minister answer 3 critical questions to prove that Barisan Nasional will protect sacrosanct principle of “freedom of religion” as enshrined in the Malaysian constitution and the 18-point agreement with Sarawak.
Without these demands being met to the full satisfaction of the people of Sibu, SUPP and Robert Lau have no right to represent Sibu as they have demonstrated failure in protecting the interest of Sibu, Sarawakians and Malaysians, despite being a component party of Barisan Nasional.
Failure will also demonstrate SUPP's complete irrelevance in Malaysian politics as they act merely as stooges for the Barisan Nasional government led by UMNO in Peninsula and PBB in Sarawak.
Robert Lau must stop running away from these critical issues of national issues to be a worthy MP not only to the people of Sibu but to all Sarawakians and Malaysians.
* Wong Ho Leng DAP Sarawak Chairman & DAP Candidate for Sibu By-election