Federal Territory PAS Youth chief Herman Samsudeen claimed that an Umno cybertrooper going by the moniker “PAS Beruk (monkey)” has designed and distributed via the Internet a superimposed image of Lim slaughtering a cow for the consumption of Muslims.
The image, said Herman in a statement, carried the tagline “Are we willing to see things become like this? What excuse is there to justify DAP's action?”
Herman said Umno continues to use 'malicious' tactics to destroy PAS and Pakatan's image despite it being the holy month of Ramadan.
“The action by the cybertrooper has gone overboard and was done purposely to incite religious sentiments,” he added.
Herman said the Youth wing regretted Umno's “culture of slander” and accused the latter of acting against the teachings of Islam.
He said Umno supporters were willing to create such a picture for their own political interests, where the actual person slaughtering the cow was former Perak menteri besar Nizar Jamaluddin, who is from PAS.
“The picture was designed to show that the cooperation between PAS and DAP will destroy Islam,” he said.
In recent weeks several allegations involving the DAP and the Islamic religion have surfaced, with the latest target being MP for Serdang Teo Nie Ching.
Teo has raised a storm among Umno figures and media over what they purport was her improper presence and actions in a surau in Serdang.
Earlier, Lim, who is also DAP national secretary-general, was accused of ordering that his name replace the Agong's in Friday sermons in Penang. Lim has vehemently denied the claim.
Two days ago former Umno information chief Zainuddin Maidin had accused PAS of having called during the May 1969 riots for properties belonging to the Chinese to be seized.
He had also alleged that PAS supported Indonesia's plan to attack Malaysia during the Konfrontasi in the 60s.
“These are part of Umno's fantasy. Now they are playing with photos, similar to what they did to Zaid (Ibrahim) in Hulu Selangor, showing him drinking alcohol,” said Herman in reference to the Hulu Selangor by-election.
“This shows that Umno is bankrupt of ideas to make PAS-Pakatan look bad; we hope they will repent as the more slander they spread, the more their weaknesses are exposed,” he added.
“The more slander they spread, the rakyat becomes more disgusted with Umno and be ashamed. To the Muslim community and to Allah, the filthy act of slander is worse than that of murder,” he added, saying these actions were rejected by all communities or religions.
Meanwhile, in his Merdeka message in Penang, Lim (right) lamented that the country appears more divided than ever by racial, religious and even personal hatred.
“Fomenting racial and religious intolerance and hatred is now the rule rather than the exception,” he said in a press statement.
“Penang is under constant siege and attack by extremists and political foes from BN and Umno, who use lies to create tension and division,” he added.
“It is because our opponents are bankrupt of ideas that they resort to race and religion,” he stressed.
Lim said race and religious hatred was the final weapon of the extremists who cannot win any debate based on facts and logic or find any weaknesses in Pakatan's performance.
Their desperation can be shown in the failure to show proof of the Penang Pakatan government was corrupt or had abused its power or wasted public funds, he added.
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