The DAP will go ahead with the “Allah” issue in its campaign for the Sibu by-election, ignoring police warning to all political parties that they can be detained under the Sedition Act and Internal Security Act. Its candidate for the by-election, Wong Ho Leng, said nothing would deter him and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders from conveying the truth to the people on the matter.

“The facts must be made known,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

Wong said the Home Ministry must withdraw its appeal against the High Court's decision which had overruled the government prohibition on the use of the word “Allah”.

“PAS is able to declare that there is absolutely nothing in the Quran which forbids the use of the term and has been steadfast in the rights to freedom of religion of non-Muslims,” he said.

On Monday night, Christian leaders from Pakatan held a fellowship to share their political calling.

Dr Tan Kee Kwong, a PKR central committee member, called on Christians in Sibu to use their conscience in picking a clean and incorruptible elected representative.

Dr Tan urged them to vote for Wong if they loved the country and children.

“If Sibu can change, the whole of Sarawak can change,” he said.

Wong invited the audience to query former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin, who was present, on PAS leadership and the allegations made against the party by Barisan Nasional leaders.

“Nizar is here, so ask him whatever question you have about PAS. Satisfy yourself before you go home tonight,” he said.

He refuted the allegation by Sarawak United People's Party that a vote for DAP was a vote for PAS.

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