Banning Dong Zong: An Open Letter to Muhyiddin Yassin

Banning Dong Zong: An Open Letter to Muhyiddin Yassin

Dong Zong still does not want to cancel the Congress of China Organization on December 28, which seeks to oppose the use of Jawi writing in Chinese National Type School education despite the fact that it was decided by the Penang High Court on November 28, 2019. Under Section 5 (1) of the Societies Act, 1966 the Minister of Home Affairs has the power to “declare unlawful any organization which it deems to be or is in use for purposes that are detrimental to or contrary to the interests of Federal security, public order or morality”.

The ones who insist Dong Zong and Jiao Zong are all banned leaders, including (1) Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim, Chairman of the UN Negeri Sembilan, who said: “Such treacherous NGOs should not be allowed to exist under the Societies Act 1966”.

(2) BERSATU Education Bureau chairman Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen, who said: “ It is time for associations like Dong Zong and Jiao Zong to be banned.”

(3) EXCO ARMADA ONE, Muzzammil Ismail : “We urge the Chinese education groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong to be banned”.

It was Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is also the Prime Minister who said the Congress of China Organization, organized by Dong Zong and Jiao Zong on December 28, would bring chaos and even instability.

In fact, Malay community who constitutes a majority of the Malaysian population wants to see Dong Zong and Jiao Zong banned, as it is evident in the police report lodged by 40 Malay NGOs in Kajang police station yesterday.

So why is the BERSATU president who is also the Minister of Home Affairs yet to take any action against Dong Zong and Jiao Zong when the leader of the BERSATU himself wants to take action against Dong Zong and Jiao Zong? And where is the Home Minister’s voice in dealing with the state of public insecurity and possible unrest?

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KAMARUZAMAN MOHAMAD is the Chief Information Officer Islamist Party of Malaysia (PAS)

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