Archive for December 4th, 2009

The first cut is the deepest

Looks like Chinese-based DAP is cut out to be a political party that has the wherewithal to dispel the perception that it is anti-Islam. 

The Malaysian Insider reports:

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — In an attempt to win over the support of Muslim voters, the Chinese-dominated DAP will host a circumcision ceremony for 75 Muslim males in Perak this weekend.

“For the first time in history, DAP will host a mass circumcision ceremony at a mosque as a sign or respect to Islam and to prove that the party’s struggle goes beyond racial and religious lines,” said Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming in a statement today.

The circumcision of young males is a common practice among the followers of the Abrahamic faiths, but here it is often seen as part of Malay culture.

Nga said the ceremony will be held at the Masjid Expo in Kamunting, near Taiping.