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Thursday, April 14, 2011

BN not keen in resolving Bible now'

Posted by singamaraja

Pakatan Rakyat does not believe that BN is interested in any permanent solution to the issues concerning the Bible and the use of the term 'Allah' by non-Muslims in Sarawak.

"The so-called 10-point solution announced by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Idris Jala recently," DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today, "are for political expediency only meant for the Sarawak election."

NONE"What happens after Saturday can be something else," Lim told reporters after a closed-door meeting among Pakatan leaders and church leaders from Sarawak in Kuching today.

"The solution proposed is meant to fish for votes for BN in this election and not sincere or honest," Lim said.

He said the BN government would not have come up with the solution if it had not been for the Sarawak election.

"This is very clear from the release of the solution... but, of course, they will deny that it is meant to attract the voters to vote for the BN candidates," added Lim, who is also Chief Minister of Penang.

He said the BN leaders would call for everyone concerned about the Bible issue to forgive one another, but Pakatan feels this was not done with sincerity.

Lim said the church leaders in Sarawak appreciated Pakatan's position on the matter at the closed-door meeting, and that they did not take sides.

"They took notes of the discussions with the PR leaders on the problems facing the Christian community and they appreciate our views on the issues," he said.

"Our approach to the Bible issue has nothing to do with the Sarawak state elections on Saturday, for we made our stand long before the dissolution of the Sarawak legislative assembly," he added.


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