#Infographic: Mythbuster – Who is the real extremist?

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Is PAS really made up of wizened religious extremists, like the mainstream media portrays? Is BN really more broad-minded compared to them? REFSA pitches both track records against each other to bust the myth.


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References:

[1]“She must quit says Khir Toyo”. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/98371Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[2]“Elizabeth Wong: PAS Selangor simpati, beri sokongan padu”. Available at http://www.malaysia-today.net/archives/18267-elizabeth-wong-pas-selangor-simpati-beri-sokongan-padu- Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[3] “Teo will continue visiting mosques despite Utusan attack”. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/teo-says-will-continue-visiting-mosques-despite-utusan-attack/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[4] “Teo: Nik Aziz encourages me to visit more surau”. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/141464 Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[5]“Ambiga and the fate of women leaders in Malaysia”. Available at http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2012/05/30/ambiga-and-the-fate-of-women-leaders-in-malaysia/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.v

[6] “PAS embraces women at work”.  Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee/malaysia/article/PAS-embraces-women-at-work/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[7] “Home minister rescinds new gazette on ‘Allah’”. Available at http://www.thenutgraph.com/home-minister-rescinds-gazette/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[8] “New stamp for Bible copies”. Available at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?sec=nation&file=/2011/3/23/nation/8330509 Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[9]“PAS says ‘Allah’ can be used by Christians and others”.  Available at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/5/nation/20100105122539&sec=nation Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[10] “PAS to meet JAIS, DUMC over church raid”. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/pas-to-meet-jais-dumc-over-church-raid/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[11] “Hasan’s view on church raid not PAS’s, says Khalid”. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee/malaysia/article/hasans-view-on-church-raid-not-pass-says-khalid Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[12] “Syariah caning is mild, says Muhyiddin”. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee/malaysia/article/Syariah-caning-is-mild-says-Muhyiddin-/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[13] “WIKILEAKS: Islam as a tool of UMNO’s political game”. Available at http://malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/40628-islam-as-a-tool-of-politics Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[14] “Apologise for white ang pao, Perkasa told”. Available at http://my.news.yahoo.com/apologise-white-ang-pow-perkasa-told-065024602.html Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[15] “PAS praised for respecting Chinese culture”. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/187963 Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[16] “Khir Toyo’s position made no difference to house value, graft trial told”. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/khir-toyos-position-made-no-difference-to-house-value-graft-trial-told/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[17]“NIK AZIZ’S HOUSE- Pulau Melaka Kelantan”. Available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaR3_AnxA3k Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[18] “KL bans Singapore ballet for ‘indecent’ tutus and tights”. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/kl-bans-singapore-ballet-for-indecent-tutus-and-tights Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[19] “PAS to protest against Rihanna concert”. Available at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/1/25/nation/3116247&sec=nation Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[20] “PAS firm on Bangi cinema ban”. Available at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/2/15/nation/10737181&sec=nation Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[21] “Malaysia’s Valentine’s Day raids lead to mass arrests”. Available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12466875 Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[22] “PAS: Sinful to promote Valentine’s Day”. Available at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/2/9/nation/10702242&sec=nation Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[23]“UMNO Titiwangsa Division Chief: We do not need votes from Chinese and Indians”. Available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lz0pZAKzH0 Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[24]” ‘Non-Malay votes not needed’: Umno, BN leaders see red”. Available at http://archive.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/politics/barisan-nasional/12212-non-malay-votes-not-needed-umno-bn-leaders-see-red Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[25] “Hasan not accepted by PAS liberals, says Nakhaie”. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee/malaysia/article/hasan-not-accepted-by-pas-liberals-says-nakhaie Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[26] “DAP must not avoid addressing PAS Hudud issues to deceive voters – MCA National Organising secretary urges Pakatan address Karpal’s remarks”

Available at http://www.mca.org.my/en/dap-must-not-avoid-addressing-pas-hudud-issues-to-deceive-voters-%E2%80%93-mca-national-organising-secretary-urges-pakatan-address-karpal%E2%80%99s-remarks/ Retrieved 21 July 2012.

[27] “Abdullah should make the policy announcement during his first visit to Terengganu tomorrow after Barisan Nasional’s recapture of Terengganu state government that the repeal of the PAS hudud enactment will be the first item of the new state government’s agenda”. Available at http://dapmalaysia.org/all-archive/English/2004/mar04/lks/lks2934.htm Retrieved 21 July 2012.

 

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2 Responses to #Infographic: Mythbuster – Who is the real extremist?

  1. mike

    Selected topics which were cherry picked to show that PAS is less extreme. Though I will say some of the points are true. Like the use of Allah as god. PAS still is however an extremist party and doesn't even allow you to celebrate mothers day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQSObAFyB0 . Nik Aziz condones rape of women who don't cover up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdZNScfeyyk .. and he is their so called spiritual leader? There is no coming back from that in my book. Only in Malaysia can you say women deserve to get raped and still be in politics. While BN/UMNO does have some serious problems. Like corruption and the police. It is definitely the lesser of two evils when compared to PAS.

  2. Pepper Lim

    Nice!