Majority of Malaysians especially those from Memali and other parts of Kedah are disappointed with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for recently labelling the death of those who lost their lives in the 1985 Memali incident as “mati katak”.
Shortly after this, he extended his apology after he realised that he had offended the dead and their families. To ease the anger of the people, he visited the grave of the former president of PAS, Allahyarham Ustaz Fadzil Nor.
Lately, Tun Mahathir was stopped from visiting the grave of the former spriritual leader of PAS, Allahyarham Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz. It is understood that he was prohibited from doing so by the late leader’s family as they did not want the visit to be politicised.
As a member of the Muslim ummah in Malaysia, I appeal to the Muslim members of political parties contesting in the election to not stake their relationship as an ummah as a political capital. This will only raise the ire of the people. Moreover, such an action will be a sad reflection of the character of the politician who is willing to stake everything just for his political pursuit.
Be reminded, the Muslims are an ummah of brothers and sisters, and no one must disregard this.