Reaksi Jurucakap G25 Terhadap Bersih 4 Menyedihkan

1 09 2015

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The Malaysian Insider (TMI) reported that the liberal Muslim group, G25 spokesperson was upset about Najib’s reaction to Bersih 4.0.

As a Muslim, I am sad to see Muslims being unfair to themselves to support an illegal group that is against Islam as the religion of the Federation as written in Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution and demands things that are against the teaching of Islam.

Why is she so sad?

Did Prime Minister Najib send the FRU to spray water and shoot tear gas at the illegal demonstrators?

Did the prime minister use the police to cause trouble and to disperse the illegal demonstrators?

They should be thankful that there’s no tear gas or water cannons to stop them but instead, they are not happy and still blame Najib for nothing.

Below are my answers to the Datuk Noor Farida’s statements, TMI’s text is in red and my answer will be in blue.

Tindakan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak yang mengetepikan peserta perhimpunan Bersih 4 malam tadi menyedihkan dan menunjukkan beliau dalam keadaan penafian terhadap sejauh mana rakyat Malaysia tidak berpuas hati dengannya, kata bekas diplomat Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin.

Must Prime Minister Najib step down only because of the opposition supporters went to the street and demanded him to do so? Is that fair? I do not understand how Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin can assume that Bersih 4 is the voice of all Malaysian when it is only voices of the minority.

So, must Lim Guan Eng step down if people organise a rally demanding him to do so? 

Jurucakap kumpulan tokoh Melayu (G25) itu berkata, rakyat Malaysia berpadu tenaga pada hujung minggu lalu menuntut jawapan daripada kerajaan, dan beliau sepatutnya mendengar suara mereka, bukan sebaliknya melabelkan mereka sebagai “berfikiran cetek”.

“Menuntut jawapan daripada kerajaan?” Datuk Noor Farida, Bersih claims that their main agenda is fighting for a free and fair election and nothing about, “menuntut jawapan daripada kerajaan”. Again, Bersih 4 does not represent the majority of the citizens of Malaysia, the demonstration is illegal and powered by the opposition party, so it is not the voice of the Malaysian. Even PAS supporters do not take part in Bersih 4.

“Ia benar-benar menyedihkan. Jika mereka bijak, mereka akan mendengar kata-kata rakyat.

“Tetapi sebaliknya, mereka berada dalam keadaan penafian dan menuduh kita macam-macam,” kata Farida, yang juga menghadiri perhimpunan itu atas kapasiti peribadinya.

“Beliau membuat ucapan yang begitu bertentangan dengan fakta yang berlaku di peringkat bawahan. Mereka betul-betul menafikan realiti.

Who are the “rakyat” that Datuk Noor Farida was talking about? Does she mean that only Bersih 4 participants are the rakyat? It seems like she is the one who “betul-betul menafikan realiti” or denying the reality. 

“Jika saya jadi beliau, saya akan mendengar suara rakyat dan benar-benar melakukan sesuatu untuk menerima dan memulakan perubahan yang dituntut rakyat,” katanya.

Dalam perutusan Hari Kebangsaaannya malam tadi, Najib berkata perhimpunan itu sungguh tidak wajar, mempamerkan kecetekan minda dan miskin semangat kebangsaan.

I agree with the prime minister. I am thankful that she is not the Prime Minister because she used to be so confused about the Federal Constitution (please click here for the article) and now she is confused about what Bersih 4 is all about. 

Beliau berkata kerajaan menolak sebarang bentuk demonstrasi jalanan yang mengganggu ketenteraman awam, sambil menambah ia tidak mencerminkan kematangan.

The government is doing the right thing as they must protect the safety of the people and not let the illegal demonstrators ruin the country. The government must be irresponsible if they do not “menolak sebarang bentuk demonstrasi jalanan yang mengganggu ketenteraman awam”.

Tetapi Farida hari ini berkata, daripada menghina penunjuk perasaan, Najib dan pentadbirannya sepatutnya bersyukur kerana ribuan orang yang berkumpul berhampiran Dataran Merdeka itu dalam keadaan aman.

Bersih 4 is an illegal demonstration, so it is the demonstrators who should be thankful that the government did not send the FRU to disperse them and does not take stern actions against them like what the Singaporean government did to Bersih 4 demonstrators in Singapore.

Beliau berkata hari ini, perhimpunan itu membuktikan rakyat Malaysia tidak berminat menggulingkan kerajaan melalui keganasan, tetapi semata-mata menyuarakan pandangan mereka.

She must be denying the reality or “betul-betul menafikan realiti” if she really thinks so. 

Farida berkata laporan yang mendakwa peserta Melayu sangat sedikit yang menyertainya adalah tidak benar, walaupun mengakui golongan Cina menjadi peserta majoriti perhimpunan.

“Terdapat lebih ramai Cina berbanding Melayu, ya, tetapi tidak benar yang tiada langsung orang Melayu.

“Mereka datang beramai-ramai. Ada makcik, pakcik, anak muda. Saya ambil gambar dengan gadis Melayu bertudung,” katanya.

Please stop spinning stories and “menafikan realiti”. Even MalaysiaKini reported in their article, “Racial imbalance in Bersih 4, Chinese dominate” that only 10% of the illegal demonstrators are Malay.

Beliau berkata, ketiadaan Melayu luar bandar tidak boleh ditafsirkan sebagai tanda kumpulan etnik terbesar di negara ini menyokong Najib.

“Melayu luar bandar tidak dapat hadir kerana mereka tidak mampu. Semasa perhimpunan sebelum ini, PAS terlibat, bas disediakan untuk membawa mereka ke bandar.

“Mereka tidak mampu menanggung kos perjalanan ke Kuala Lumpur, penginapan. Ia tidak bermakna mereka bersikap tidak apati atau tidak peduli,” kata Farida.

What funny excuses; so PAS must be very happy to find out that they are so powerful. It is a pity that DAP kicked PAS away. Please study the GE 13 election’s results to see who voted for UMNO.

So, it seems true that Bersih 4 is all about forcing Najib to step down and not so much about free and fair election as what Bersih claimed?

Katanya, beliau gembira dengan perhimpunan itu dan kawalan pihak polis, dan menganggapnya satu kejayaan.

“Apa yang begitu menakjubkan ialah orang ramai berkelakuan baik dan dalam mood baik. Kehadiran polis sangat sedikit.

So Najib’s government has been very nice to the illegal demonstrators even though they are not supposed to be holding the illegal demonstration and are forcing him to step down.

“Walaupun matahari panas membakar, orang tidak hilang sabar. Mereka bersorak, suasananya seperti berpesta – ia lebih seperti karnival.

“Ramai daripada kita tidak dapat mendengar apa yang diucapkan, tetapi tetap bersorak,” kata Farida sambil ketawa.

A carnival that dirty the city and create many problems to the authorities? As a Muslim it is better for her to be doing things that Allah loves than being a part of the carnival together with fighters of the LGBT rights.

Ditanya sama ada kehadiran beliau pada perhimpunan tersebut bermakna G25 juga mahu Najib meletakkan jawatan, Farida berkata beliau dan beberapa ahli kumpulan pergi ke sana atas kapasiti peribadi.

Katanya, beliau berada di sana untuk menuntut jawapan daripada kerajaan berhubung keadaan negara dan skandal 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

“Kita mahu jawapan. Kami tidak berpuas hati dengan rasuah endemik pesat, yang didakwa pemimpin kita.

“Kami sudah bosan dengan kehilangan keyakinan terhadap ringgit, apa yang berlaku dengan ekonomi, kita bimbang tentang 1MDB,” katanya.

Perhimpunan selama 2 hari yang berakhir malam tadi bukan saja menuntut Najib berundur tetapi juga untuk reformasi institusi. – 31 Ogos, 2015.

So it’s true that Bersih 4 is all about forcing Najib to step down and not much about free and fair election.





Dr. Khoo Kay Kim: Malaya For The Malays (Video)

1 09 2015

A lot of Malaysians especially the Chinese do not want to learn the history of our country and some of them even try to change the history to suit their agendas.

We must know the history of our country and learn from history to maintain the stability of our nation.

I hope the non-Malays, especially the Chinese can learn from Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim who is a Chinese, why the Malays are given the special rights as in Article 153 of our Federal Constitution.





Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia Ke-58!

30 08 2015

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Tun Dr. Mahathir, “Kalau Marahkan Nyamuk Jangan Bakar Kelambu”

30 08 2015

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Tun Dr. Mahathir became the Prime Minister because UMNO won the general election; but what has he done now?

Is it fair for him to be at the illegal demonstration that was powered by DAP, the opposition party that does not respect Islam as the religion of the Federation, against the Article 153, hated the Sedition Act that protects the 4 sensitive issues and trying to erase the history that Malaysia was born from Tanah Melayu?

He tarnishes his own dignity and integrity as a Muslim leader because we know who is behind Bersih.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend?

As a Muslim, Tun must understand that, the end could not justify the means?

Tun lost his credibility as an UMNO leader by showing his support to the people who hated UMNO and openly humiliate UMNO.

He knows that the people behind Bersih are also fighting for LGBT rights, against Article 153, slander JAKIM and the Sultans especially the Sultan of Selangor.

Mahathir does not mind hurting the Muslims who supported him and he does not mind to put himself down to the level of LGBT fighters just because he hates Prime Minister Najib and wants to put him down.

Tun Dr. Mahathir, “Kalau marahkan nyamuk jangan bakar kelambu”; do not destroy our country just because of your hate for Najib.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

Revenge is bad and I do not believe in revenge.





A Cycle of A Day, A Poem by Ahmad Ali Karim

28 08 2015

As the day turns brighter,
The sun is rising higher,
Smells of coffee fill the air,
A tasty treat to start a day .

As the day is getting hotter,
And things are getting noisier,
The town gets really busy,
As busy as can be.

As the sky gets dimmer,
The night is coming closer,
Everyone has their dinner,
The stars starts to glimmer.

As the day gets darker,
Things become quieter,
People start to sleep,
Till their morning alarm beep.

Many hours later,
The world is getting brighter,
“Good morning”, is what they say,
For the start of a new day.





Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

27 08 2015

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G25, Another Voice Of Liberal Muslims?

21 08 2015

The Malaysia Insider reported that a “group of retired Malay civil servants of G25 against religious extremism plans to seek an audience with the Malay rulers to petition for a committee that will review the application of Islam in Malaysian law.”
G25 wrote an open letter dated December 7, 2014 (please click here for the open letter) among others expressed that they are disturbed and deeply dismayed “over the continuing unresolved disputes on the position and application of Islamic laws in this country” and stated that “the teachings of our faith must continue to evolve” to be relevant.
They wrote that:

“The on-going debate over these matters display a lack of clarity and understanding on the place of Islam within our constitutional democracy.”

Actually, there should not be any question about the place of Islam within our constitution because it is clearly stated in Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia that Islam is the religion of the Federation and the oath pledged by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as in accordance to Article 37(1) is made in the name of Allah, “Wallahi Wabillahi Watallahi” and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong pledges to uphold Islam at all time.

Article 3(1) said that:

“Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.”

Article 37(1) stated that the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong needs to take his oath before exercising his functions:

“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall before exercising his functions take and subscribe before the Conference of Rulers and in the presence of the Chief Justice of the Federal Court (or in his absence the next senior judge of the Federal Court available) the oath of office set out in Part I of the Fourth Schedule; and the oath shall be attested by two persons appointed for the purpose by the Conference of Rulers.”

The oath pledged by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong:

“Wallahi: Wabillahi: Watallahi,

Maka dengan lafaz ini berikrarlah Kami dengan sesungguhnya dan dengan sebenarnya mengaku akan taat setia pada menjalankan dengan adilnya pemerintahan bagi Malaysia dengan mengikut sebagaimana undang-undang dan Perlembagaan yang telah disahkan dan dimasyurkan dan akan disah dan dimasyurkan di masa hadapan ini. Dan lagi Kami berikrar mengaku dengan sesungguh dan dengan sebenarnya memeliharakan pada setiap masa Agama Islam dan berdiri tetap di atas permintaan yang adil dan aman di dalam Negeri.”

G25 also wrote:

“We refer specifically to the current situation where religious bodies seem to be asserting authority beyond their jurisdiction; where issuance of various fatwa violate the Federal Constitution and breach the democratic and consultative process of shura; where the rise of supremacist NGOs accusing dissenting voices of being anti-Islam, anti-monarchy and anti-Malay has made attempts at rational discussion and conflict resolution difficult; and most importantly, where the use of the Sedition Act hangs as a constant threat to silence anyone with a contrary opinion. These developments undermine Malaysia’s commitment to democratic principles and rule of law, breed intlerance and bigotry, and have heightened anxieties over national peace and stability.”

Contrary to the accusation made by G25, the religious bodies are not “asserting authority beyond their jurisdiction, but they are doing their job to uphold Islam as the religion of the Federation as stated under Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution.

“…the rise of supremacist NGOs accusing dissenting voices of being anti-Islam, anti-monarchy and anti-Malay has made attempts at rational discussion and conflict resolution difficult…” – G25

From the above statement I guess the NGOs that G25 called supremacist are the Malay and Islamic NGOs who are fighting to uphold Islam which is the religion of the Federation as written in Article 3(1) and protecting the rights of the Malays as written in Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.
I just wonder why the Malays of G25 are so disturbed by people fighting for Islam and the rights of the Malays?
And why is G25 quiet when liberal NGOs like COMANGO questioned, humiliated and challenged Islam, the Malays rights and our Rulers?
Does G25 think that it is constitutional when people like Lim Kit Siang, Eric Paulsen and Tony Pua humiliate and slender Islam, the Friday Sermon and JAKIM?
What about some illegal coalition of NGOs such as BERSIH who went against the law by organising illegal street demonstrations, with the hope to topple a democratically elected government?
G25 also attacked Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom for doing his job as the minister in charge of the Islamic affairs:

“…we are particularly concerned with the statement issued by Minister Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, in response to the recent Court of Appeal judgement on the right of transgendered women to dress according to their identity.”

Calling the Sedition Act as a tool to silence the voices with a contrary opinion shows that one does not understand the Sedition Act.
According to Tan Sri Aziz Abdul Rahman, (please refer to this article) the Sedition Act or Akta Hasutan was written after the government identified four serious issues as one of the major causes of the serious 1969 racial riot:

  • Article 153 of the Federal Constitution: Special Rights For The Malays
  • Article 152 of the Federal Constitution: Malay As The National Language
  • Part III: of the Citizenship Rights                 
  • Article 181 of the Federal Constitution: Rights, Status, Sovereignty Of The Rulers

I just do not understand why G25 members want the four sensitive issues to be questioned when open debates on the four issues could actually “heightened anxieties over national peace and stability.”

The G25 further wrote:

“The Federal Constitution is the supreme law of the land and any law enacted, including Islamic laws, cannot violate the Constitution, in particular the provisions on fundamental liberties, federal-state division of powers and legislative procedures”

How could the Islamic laws violate the Federal Constitution when Islam is the religion of the Federation as stated in Article 3(1) of the the Federal Constitution?
In the ruling of the Court of Appeal’s three-member panel led by Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Mohamed Apandi Ali on the Kalimah Allah case:

[31] It is my observation that the words “in peace and harmony” in Article 3(1) has a historical background and dimension, to the effect that those words are not without significance. The Article places the religion of Islam at par with the other basic structures of the Constitution, as it is the 3 rd in the order of precedence of the Articles that were within the confines of Part I of the Constitution. It is pertinent to note that the fundamental liberties Articles were grouped together subsequently under Part II of the Constitution.

And in the case of Ramah v Laton, it has been decided that the Islamic laws are the laws of the land, so it does not violate the Federal Constitution.

G25 then wrote:

“It is our fervent belief that for Islam to continue to be relevant and universal in our times, the understanding, codification and implementation of the teachings of our faith must continue to evolve.”

We have to follow the real teaching of Islam. We are the Muslims of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah from the Shafie school of thought or madhhab, so this is the guideline followed by our Islamic authorities.
The true teaching of Islam is always relevant, therefore it must never be evolved or liberalised by anybody.








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