Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Paradox of Najib

Prime Minister Najib the ‘esteemed’ leader of Moderate Muslim Nations, with his landmark speeches in the hall of fame in Oxford and New York with words of wisdom of inclusiveness, togetherness and pluralism are delivered with his oratory par excellence to appease his colonial masters and investors, but in his backyard the very essence of his words are being maimed, demolished and destroyed with his discreet toleration of fascist organization like Perkasa and Utusan Malaysia. When the country is hijacked by ultra ethno-religious organization that are unleashing extreme racial and religious slurs which will only lead to anarchism and despotism, are being allowed by our PM to the chagrin of the nation, when he keeps himself gagged.

When nations religiously guards peace and are relentless in their endeavor in maintaining unity and goodwill and to nourish inclusiveness, ironically we have here in Malaysia, a bizarre state of affairs where the Government of the day sponsors discord and disharmony among its citizens as a last bastion to stay in power. Lies are being manufactured, discreetly and the perpetrators are being tolerated whereas victims are being hauled to extract statements that Malaysia is not a Christian State, akin to asking the Pope to swear that Vatican is Catholic country.

When the most heinous ethno-religious hate mongers unleashing the gravest religious-fascist misnomer the PM who talks about toleration and incisiveness in the famous arena of the world, keeps mum when cow heads are paraded to despise the Hindus, when temples are demolished, church buildings are torched, when the Holy Bible in the Malay language were confiscated and detained, and corpses are snatched for their immediate salvation, when Chinese and Indians are scorned and humiliated as descendents of prostitutes, beggars and drunkards you kept mum, dear PM. But you chose London and New York to preach altruism, religious tolerance and pluralism but you are silent when the very fundamental fabric of nation hood is breached by your own people. You allow your quasi UMNO organization Perkasa under the fascist Ibrahim Ali to unleash the worst racialism, without any qualms, with total silence from you, as if this is premeditated to keep the races disunited to fulfill some evil agenda of your desperate party, now in the threshold of destruction and destined to the abyss of political oblivion.

You allow shadow boxing by your stooge Ibrahim Ali, with imaginary foes, enemies created from thin air, by your mouth piece the perverted Utusan Malaysia, blog posts are published without verification, which are seditious and which can bring discord and ill feelings among the races, are tolerated by you and supported by your Ministers.

 The Sarawak Tribune, The Star, Tamil Osai, Tamil Malar, Harakah, Suara Keadilan and Watan, has been banned for various time period or disallowed for publication for flimsy reasons, but Utusan is given immunity and impunity to publish trash, sacrilegious reports which are like a pages in Nazi propaganda manuals. You and the government never reprimanded it. But you become the champion of moderation when you in the distant land.

Your One Malaysia policy is being promoted with millions of tax payers’ money; symbols are erected throughout the country: Malaysian’s don’t buy your anathema, they are united even without your hypocritical 1 Malaysia policy, and suffering in silence with stagnating wages, rising cost of living, but you are branding our togetherness which was nursed by the people’s resolve, for your political expediency, but you allow it be demolished by your own shenaginians. The countries race relation is at the lowest ebb now, after your brandishing of your One Malaysia Crab policy. When religious and racial bigotry is allowed by you to flourish without an iota remorse, you go around the globe for your instant gratification of getting applause from your audience.

Would you have the political will to right the wrong and stop from wronging the right and correct the imbalance of race relations of the country? If not, I am sorry Dear Prime Minister you will be remembered in history as the Prime Minister who mortgaged the nations well being for your political survival.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Islam under attack? What about Christians?

 Emmanuel Joseph

Those who claim Islam in Malaysia is under threat should really spend a day trying to live as a Christian here. It is baseless, callous, slanderous, stupid statements such as these that are tearing this country apart far more than dinners for pastors or celebrating Deepa-Raya, or doing the poco-poco.

No religion encourages slander. Yet in this country, a newspaper that claims to be defending race and religion is allowed to slander politicians, political organisations and now, even entire religious communities. In this country, organisations such as Perkasa are allowed to make sweeping racist statements with no merit, basis nor ounce of truth, and they are heralded as heaven-sent revelations, yet works to foster inter-racial harmony on the other side of the political spectrum are doubted, mocked, ridiculed and, worse, outright denied. The low levels that some people sink to for political survival is sometimes surprising, but almost always sickening. Whatever happened to the burden of proof lying with the accuser? 

 There have been claims by apparently clueless quarters that 200,000 Muslims have converted out of Islam into Christianity, that this number was a pessimistic estimate and this somehow have escaped the eye of our 14 state religious departments and enforcement agencies nationwide. We are talking about agencies so vigilant, not even adventurous senior citizens who sneak around in hotel rooms escape their watchful gaze. And reportedly, some of these couples aren’t even Muslim, but that’s beyond the point. We are talking about agencies with advanced SMS alert systems to warn you if a piece of beef jerky you are about to place in your mouth was certified halal by foreign certifying bodies and somehow less halal than the ones certified here
 Some may recall a few poor Indian kids from Silibin who got treated to a really memorable First Holy Communion after they were faced with protesters who thought they were protesting a mass baptism of ex-Muslims, no thanks to an SMS. Thinking back, I can only recall three well documented converts out of Islam, and two are not even in the country anymore .All three passed through the syariah court system, which must have somehow missed the other 199,997 cases.

While all this was going on, some even more overzealous people decided that crosses should be removed from our schools, because, really, all the Christians did was buy the land, build the schools, fill out the libraries, equip the labs and teach there for about 30 years, but they’re gone now, so we should remove the crosses lest we add on to the 200,000 converts. And with the many schools, orphanages and hospitals they’ve built, they must have some nefarious agenda, right? And they also want to print their Bibles in BM. Never mind the fact they’ve been doing it for 600 years, the fact that they’re doing it represents some intangible but catchy-sounding form of threat, and as a bonus, political opportunity. We can always classify it as national security and blame them for being unpatriotic if they question it later.

For good measure, let’s also ensure the new generation of Christians worship out of shop lots and industrial plots of land next to fuming factories, away from society’s curious eye. And do remember to keep the crosses small. Just as the Christians thought it was safe to come out, we have people in charge of schools that require you to fill out forms if you wish to wear “mini” crosses around your neck. At this rate, it is surprising, no one has suggested bar-coded “Kafir” name tags yet.

Islam’s position as official religion in Malaysia is enshrined in the Constitution. Four large political parties, two of which are the largest parties in Malaysia, are there to defend it. The majority of 60 per cent of Malaysians who profess the religion protect it. But yes, sir, you are right — Islam is under attack. It is under attack by those hell-bent on stoking racial tensions and religious unease, and in the process give a good religion a bad name. It is under attack, by you. And in all this, a more relevant question that arises, sir, if you believe Muslims is under attack in Malaysia, what of the Christians?

Thanks Malaysia Insider

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The qualifiers and the qualified

A Poem

the cucubera
collects the
decayed roots
one by one
create a
a nest
got enrolled
in a
trade school

the piercing
of the
on the
the bamboo
a sonata
is not
a student
of Berkeley

the gushing
of water
the cascades
of rock
the raga
and rhythm
of zakir Husain
has gone

the thin
black African
of the xhosa
of the
cape of good hope
hever prequalified
to have
a rage
and love to humanity
to hate
he only
a sincere
no universities
your hearts
are your

Dedicated to my friend philosopher and guide: seeni
Mpn 2011
Big swamps

Sunday, May 1, 2011

One Sumpah,One UMNO

A political party which was once helmed by great patriots Like Tunku, Dato Onn Jaffar and others is now in the mode of self destruction, and for its survival, it’s promulgating and supporting gutter and putrid policies.  UMNO is now a kind of a sinking man in the sea, a party which has been rejected by the Malays, Chinese and Indians, and in it exasperation, beholding and gripping a vile crocodile, an epitome and symbol of the despicable enigma of racialism, corruption, politicking of religion and every other evil under the sky to reach the shore, without pondering that they will succumb to their despicable policies without reaching their destination.

A sacred house of God a Mosque, is abused by Umno, by letting three known lecherous scoundrels and one a famous child rapist, who have charted in the screening and circulation of pornographic material purportly acted by DSAI, and they were escorted with full police protection and honor, to swear upon the Holy Qur’an, that the actor in the ill produced third rated black and white video is Anwar.

 When in the morning the Ulama’s talk about the purity of Islamic faith, whether the poco poco dance is infringing the sanctity of Islam, or the Saudi Ulama is spreading Wahabism discreetly, notwithstanding in the evening they allow TV3 to air teasers of blue film in their Prime Time news to the chagrin of the nation and without a murmur from them. Just for the only purpose of defaming Anwar Ibrahim, their NO ONE enemy, who will be the protagonist to bring down UMNO’s hegemony? The despicable and the debaucheries attitude of the quasi religious Ulama who failed to condemn the incident, not even a statement to disparage these imbeciles is shameful. Is it not an insult and an act of blasphemy against the Islamic Faith! The Muftis and Ulama have discarded their religious credentials to be the bed partners of Umno and now are happily tangoing with them.

 When a non Muslim woman MP Teo Nie Ching visits a Surau to deliver some allocation for the repair of their fence, and took the opportunity to give a speech to the congregation and their committee, she was immediately reprimanded and accused of debasing the sacredness and holiness of Islam. What a hypocrisy, when three criminals who can be arrested and charged for criminal  and Sharia offences are allowed to proceed by UMNO  with the full regalia of FRU and Light Strike force, just to discredit  and finish Anwar and Pakatan, and shame him and  his family.

Prime Minister Najib has said that every Muslim can take an oath, but not everyone is given the privilege of getting the full police protection, and extended coverage in Television, even the Royal wedding in Britain on the 28th April was the second most important news, where repeated telecast the mosque swearing were given prominence in TV3, the propaganda arm of UMNO as the News of the Prime Time News. Just like the Sodomy which happens very commonly, without the Government’s scrutiny, the ass hole of Saifool become the most important news object, to the chagrin of the nation and the world. Proving how a country which was respected and highly esteemed in their governance and fair play at one time, has now been hijacked by the despicable legacy of TDM the puppeteer par excellence, a person who failed to kill a political opponent in his time, and desperately trying to oust him now, is instrumental in staging a putrid drama, scripted by him, in absentia.

Public photography is now vigorously unleashed in the UMNO media, just to maim and defeat DSAI , even where sex education is still being deliberated, scandals of Sex, Sodomy are given prominence by the Government rather than the daily bread and butter issues, of rising inflation, stagnation of the economy and wages. Umno is now through his own folly, in the threshold of political oblivion.