GOMBAK, July 11 — Caretaker Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor today called DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng “crazy” for purportedly suggesting PAS and Perikatan Nasional (PN) could demolish Chinese temples in Penang if they were to win the state election there next month.
The Kedah PAS leader was commenting over a disputed news report to this effect, which Lim has called a mistranslation of his interview with China Press that was originally in Mandarin.
Sanusi said PAS has governed Kelantan for 33 years and not demolished any temples there in that time.
“We are not against other religions and that it respects the rights of all Malaysians to practice their faith.
“Guan Eng is crazy. Make sure in the upcoming state elections, crazy people like this are not elected to be leaders,” he said at a high tea here today.
Despite Lim’s clarification, Sanusi today insisted the remarks were about the so-called 3R’s of race, religion, and royalty.
“He doesn't let us talk about race, religion, and royalty. We were forbidden to speak. How could he tie our hands, tie our feet, and then invite us to fight?” he asked.
“If I were to speak about the dignity of the Malays to be the landlord of Malaysia, that is not possible. It's about ourselves. That is about the future of our children. This is about the land we pass on to future generations,” he said.
He said that PAS was committed to protecting the rights of the Malays and that it would work to ensure that the Malays remained the majority in Malaysia.
“We want to fight for the fate of our nation. The future of the children who will inherit this country, we don't want in 30 or 50 more years of Malays losing their land, Malays not knowing where their country is," he said.