DAP Selangor to confront Kajang Municipality Council (MPK) Secretary Zamri who reiterates Selangor " No pork selling in open-air markets " policy on Saturday

Press Statement
by Ronnie Liu Tian khiew

(Petaling Jaya, Thursday): DAP Selangor will pay a visit to the MPK this coming Saturday to demand its secretary Zamri to produce evidence that he has actually secured the support of the Selangor State Government to implement the controversial "No pork-selling in open air markets" policy in Kajang.

Earlier this month, The Kajang Municipality (MPK) has given notices to all the pork selling stalls in Taman Murni and Sg Long open-air markets to close down. At that time, Zamri and other MPK officers have told reporters that they were following the instruction of the Selangor EXCO member, Datuk Mokhtar Dahalan. They also claimed that this "No pork selling in open-air market" policy comes from the Selangor State Government, and it shall apply to all other open-air markets in the state eventually.

DAP notes that MCA state leaders like Ch'ng Toh Eng and Hor Hee Lee have since then openly claimed that they were nor aware of such policy and that the matter was never discussed in the state EXCO meeting. Zamri's response on Saturday would help to reveal the truth - either Zamri or the MCA leaders were not honest about the matter.

This move has clearly undermined the constitutional rights of the Chinese and other non-Muslims in the country, and it marks just another example of implementation of the " 929 Islamic State Declaration" by the Selangor State Government under the leadership of Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo.

Other examples were:

- Early this year, the Selangor State Government decided to reduce the number of pubs, karaokes and other entertainment outlets drastically without a good reason. Most of these effected outlets were establishments with proper licenses and well maintained.

- In April, all coffeeshops and restaurants in the state were required to take down liquor and beer signage and advertisements in their premises.  

- There is a plan to move all Chinese temples in Kapar to a centralised area.

If we do not put a stop to all these nonsense, the UMNO-led Selangor State Government may one day tempted to rule that non-married couples are banned from riding together on the same motorbike or other vehicles!

We hope all Malaysians will take these developments towards Islamic State seriously and support the DAP's Malaysian Malaysia struggle and fight for a free, democratic and plural society.


* Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, DAP national publicity secretary Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, DAP national publicity secretary