DAP MP Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen said he had received over 900 death threats for opposing PAS’ call to ban alcohol.
“Such solutions should take a different holistic approach without infringing on or taking away the rights of others especially in a plural and multicultural country like Malaysia,” Mr Yii said in a Facebook post in response to the death threats.
Professor James Chin, director of the Asia Institute at University of Tasmania, said the moves to politicise the issue come as PN attempts to find its footing, ahead of a July parliamentary sitting.
“PN is using this issue to put DAP and PH on the defensive as DAP and PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) are not against drinking by non-Muslims.”
By using the Islamic card, the issue may force PKR and its ally Parti Amanah Negara, a moderate Islamic party, to take a stand and create a split in the opposition PH coalition.
It is shocking, but not surprising, that MP Kelvin Yii, is getting death threats. This just goes to show how the Islamists in Malaysia have reach a stage where they feel they are entitled to issue death threats to any non-Muslim in Malaysia. Many of these people are ‘normal’ but becomes irrational the moment they perceived as anything that is remotely related to questioning Islam. To them, non-Muslims Malaysian are nothing more than Dhimmī, lower than second-class citizenship.
The sad fact is that this group is growing bigger and bigger everyday, in part due to deliberate government policy. If you think S/S are immune think again- I suspect, many of those issuing the death threats are actually from S/S.