Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) candidate for prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin has once again come under fire from the public for making a controversial statement regarding the ‘Christianisation’ of Malaysia by a group of Jews and Christians.
Speaking at the Ceramah Mega PN Best event in Parit Jawa, Johor on 16 November, Muhyiddin claimed that a group of Jews and Christians were plotting to take over Malaysia through their proxy — Pakatan Harapan (PH).
“Pakatan Harapan is a huge danger. I saw a video where a group of Jews was talking about Malaysia, as they prayed for the country to fall into the hands of the Opposition. They had been sponsoring these groups of Jews and Christians.”
“For me this is dangerous. Is it a process of Christianisation happening?”
“You can see it in Kuala Lumpur, in Petaling Jaya. If there are churches, there are Malays and it looks like they have already converted to being Christians,” Muhyiddin said.
Clip of Muhyiddin’s speech has since been making rounds on social media.
That is seditious!
After the news went viral, the Chairman and executive committee of the Christian Federation of Malaysia Philip Thomas slammed Muhyiddin for spreading such an ill-natured statement to stir up racial and religious tension.
“In the midst of campaigning, statements made by politicians must not stir up strife and cast aspersions which are seditious in nature in order to win support from a particular race or religious group.”
“Any seditious statement, which has the effect of disturbing the peace, harmony and wellbeing of all citizens in our beloved Malaysia, must be dealt with by the authorities swiftly and effectively so that it is not repeated.”
“We are shocked and appalled that such statements could come from a former prime minister and hope the authorities will take appropriate action so that such irresponsible statements are not made to the public at large again,” Thomas was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.
Meanwhile, the Council of Churches of Malaysia expressed similar sentiments and denied that there was a hidden agenda to “Christianise” the country.