Lawmakers too slow to tell PM the hard truths

Francis Paul Siah

26 Aug 2019, 10:05 pm

Updated a year ago


COMMENT | Some 10 days ago, a Sarawak MP whom I consider a dear friend sent me his press statement ticking off controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik.

He said that he would be writing to the prime minister with a request for Zakir to be deported, adding forcefully that it was his unequivocal stand.

About the same time, the leader of a Pakatan Harapan division in Sarawak also forwarded his anti-Jawi khat statement to me.

To be honest, I consider the statements from my two friends no longer newsworthy at that time. It was a little too late...

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