PETALING JAYA,Mar 24: DAP has described PAS’ proposal to redraw election boundaries to benefit the Malay-Muslim community as an admission the Perikatan Nasional-led government will “gerrymander constituencies” at the expense of others.
Its secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, said the proposal by PAS’ Khairuddin Aman Razali, aimed at securing a two-thirds parliamentary majority, was “divisive and irresponsible” and aimed at “discriminating, depriving and denying deny the rights of non-Malays and non-Muslims”.
Khairuddin, the plantation industries and commodities minister, had said in a Facebook post that changes to election boundaries to benefit Malay-Muslims could be affected, as well as increasing the number of parliamentary seats in Malay-majority states.
“We can achieve this goal by strengthening the alliance (among) the three Malay parties, despite the obstacles. Straight fights are important in order to win GE15,” he said.
In a statement today, Lim said the suggestion on redrawing electoral boundaries based on race and religion was unconstitutional, and would be rejected by “all right-thinking and justice-loving Malaysians”.