Malaysian Youth wings condemn state govt's proposed Valentine's Day crackdown

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Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (ANI): Malaysian youth wings of MCA, Gerakan and DAP have reportedly condemned PAS youth's proposed crackdown on Valentine's Day, saying moral policing is an indication that the Pakatan Rakyat state governments are trying to start implementing 'Islamic policies'.

"Although PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had said during the Tenang by-election that the Islamic state is an old issue, we know that it was just a tactic to cheat voters," The Star quoted MCA Youth chief Dr Wee Ka Siong,as saying,while condemning PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hasan Tantawi's earlier alleged claims that local authorities in Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor would conduct checks to curb immoral activities on Valentine's Day.

"It is very disappointing and sad to see that PAS has failed to walk the talk," he added.

Meanwhile, Kedah Gerakan Youth chief Keng Liang called on PAS Youth to refrain from making moral judgements on those participating in the event.

"I urge Pakatan Rakyat to re-examine any plans to undermine Valentine's Day in Pakatan Rakyat states. Don't prejudge the morality of those celebrating Valentine's Day," he said.

In August last year, Nasrudin was reported to have said that Valentine's Day and New Year celebrations were among the major causes abortions in Malaysia as both occasions had encouraged liberal socialising and free sex.

Hassan, however, had said yesterday that his statements were misquoted about planning a crackdown on Muslims celebrating Valentine's Day, and added that the Pakatan Rakyat state governments have their own authority to act on these matters. (ANI)

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