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Thursday, 24 November 2011

To all those who thinks Hudud Law is cool....

I dedicate this post to those, especially women (especially women from the COWs species), who is in favor of Islamic Hudud law. We are going to die soon at some point of our lives. Ask yourselves, is this the Malaysia that we are going to let our children and their children inherit from us? Ask yourselves in all honesty before you sign up ergo convict the future generation to this so called God's law, do you understand enough of what constitutes "hudud" and is it really God's law?

Ask yourselves, if you daughters, God forbid, gets raped, then charged and jailed simply because she cannot come up with 4 witnesses to prove her innocence, can that ever be God's law? Is this justice? Do not proclaim that "God is fair" then turn around and claim a law from Him that proves He is not.

Ask yourselves again.. are you living right? Is the path you've taken, shoved down to you since birth without choice is the actual path Allah had prescribed? Have you at least once, read the message of God Himself, the Quran, on your own instead of trusting what information attributed to God, to know the difference between His actual words and the words created by humans and attributed to Him so that some kind of control can be established. You should, because at the end of the day, non of those people who proclaim authority of Islam have any responsibility of answering FOR you. That responsibility is ON yourself.

[17:14] "Read thine record: Sufficient is your soul this day to make out an account against you."
[17:15] Who received guidance, received it for his own benefit: who go astray does so to his own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another: nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent an messenger.

I am not going to spoil my otherwise serene morning even further, after reading about this unfortunate woman from Afghanistan, so I will leave you these videos for your listening displeasure...

Allah had given us brains for a purpose, and minimizing it's usage just so we get a better second hand value when we sell it for organ transplant, however, does not apply to human organs....

[10:100] No soul can believe, except by the will of Allah, and He will place a wrath on those who do not reason.

This was what I saw on television today morning...just enough to cause my breakfast embark into the riot that of middle east today...

Below is a video of which the rape victim was interviewed. Imagine if this is your own kin. It's bad enough to find at least ONE witness to a rape case, and these mule-lahs wants four....what is it about mule-lahs and the number 4? Four wives four rape witnesses..on all fours would probably be haram if wrong hole targeted though...don't say I did not warn you...

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Last but not least, read these posts for further understanding of hudud law:

1. Who-doed from dont know where

2. A Malaysian legal perspective of hudud law implementation written by Art Harun in
Anti-apostasy law – the legal dynamics

One word about "apostasy". Well, maybe a few....I think the people who came out with this was probably bored having their heads swimming in their own feces whilst their heads were were having a field trip high up in their own asses. They are spending waaaaay too much time there it's no wonder if you walk into the Religious department for any work to get done, most of them are hardly there. They are almost always out on some kind of courses...probably intercourse to accommodate for the propagate forth Islamist agenda I reckon...but, that's just my speculation.

I don't know which part of the "no compulsion" these guys have trouble registering in those sad excuse of a human brain...

[2:256] Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.

Unless they have invented gadgets like "Believe meter" or "Iman detector", then they will know if a person believes or not...even then, they need to come up with a more advanced gadget to come up with a prophecy that that particular person will remain not believing until he dies. Then this is when things get more complicated and they have to invent a gadget that can tell them when a person is going to die. Nope, calculating life span from the point of MID-life crisis have proven to fail big time rendering mid life crisis a misnomer.

But observing the state of the Muslims all around the world today, I reckon the only thing we can ever invent would be massive output of mutual farts from our fart-was, but then I would best stop here because I have digressed.

Saturday, 17 September 2011


I love that word "Kita Boss" what are you waiting for folks? Registered oredy ka ha???

Do check out this kewl video on "Vote" campaign :-)

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Man in the Mirror....

I love George carlin. He had this talent of delivering deep and meaningful messages (well deep to those who have the capability and desire to ponder upon them), in a package of hilarious presentation. Then again, he was a stand up comedian. Tough job if you ask me. I think today, the only people who can actually make you ROFLOL (that's cyber language for "Roll onto floor laughing out loud" for those of you born in BD, before dinosour, and baffled) would be the politicians.

But listen to this one. Are the politicians comedian by choice, or by chance, or perhaps both? I mean, come to think of it, WE put them there via our democrasy process. Perhaps it is us , the rakyat who deserve to be the jokers who put the politically inclined bigger jokers where they are today to give us mother of all entertainment.

So if we, the rakyat are the people responsible for today's politicians, let's take a closer look at us.

Michael Jackson sang "Man in the Mirror" and people sang along and dance along. But how many actually understood his simple message. Most of us don't even have time except for a quick glance in the mirror on the way to exit through the door in our daily rush to work, just enough time to check whether there is no food particles stuck in our teeths and hairs from sleeping on the dining table due to extreme exhaustion from our daily routine. (well, this could happen especially to career mothers with 4 children for example).

Take a look at how we drive on the road for instance. Take a look at how we go about in our daily dealings with the people around us. Ponder earnestly on these. Ask ourselves this question and answer it sincerely and honestly, "How do I see myself in the mirror?". Am I the one bribing the authorities, the politicians et al, just to get my project executed so that I can make more money to bribe more people along the way to making myself rich? Am I the one who, although did not do something selfish like that , but keeps reticent when I encounter such things happening within the family or to the people I know? Am I the one who likes to put down nasty comments on the blogs and facebook , joining the choir of condemnation of say bribary issues yet feels very happy when I get as many hampers during the celebrative seasons? Am I giving those opinion based on what I think is the right thing or is it because it is the right thing for me and my interest? Do I support and vote for the politicians because they can get the job done right and clean, or do I support and vote for them because again, they take care of my personal interest?

Ever heard of the "Indian Crab Story"? One of my closest Indian buddy use to narrate this to me sometime back when we had the time to sit around after work and enjoy a cup of teh tarik and the complimentary time to bitch about the world. Crabs get on top of each other to surface from the gutter and in the end, the pile of struggling crabs falter in totality. Doesn't this sound familiar? Perhaps Darwin got sidetracked with the amount of hair monkeys have and thought humans evolved (if ever at all) from them. Perhaps Darwin is half right. Perhaps he overlooked that some humans may have evolved from crabs. I mean, some of us are incapable of walking in a straight path yet tells others to do so. And then there's that stepping on each others' heads to get somewhere. Ponder on this.

In the West, people help each other and together they progressed. Their culture is to nurture one another (with the exception of America's Capitalism if I may say look at them). "Development" meant not just mere materialism, but also the development of human as a whole. In Malaysia for instance, our development is mostly covered in the aspect of materialism, and human development is not as a whole, but as a hole...a foetid sinkhole sometimes. I mean, we look at Saifool's case as a hole right? And what a busy hole it is. In short, we have neglected human development and today, cause and effect had taken it's toll. Majority, no longer do the right thing, but the right thing for them to gain personal interest.

So the next time you want to critisize the politicians, as a whole or hole, do me this favor. Stand in front of a mirror for 10 minutes, look at yourself in reflection and ask yourself, "Do I like what is staring back at me?"

Monday, 12 September 2011

Ad from Zubedy : Have a Meaningful Hari Malaysia

An ad from Zubedy :

Have a meaningful Hari Malaysia

"The primary goal of nation-building must be for the purpose of humanity, a fellowship of virtues, and collective wellbeing, regardless of race, ethnicity and religion."

-Almarhum Ustaz Hj. Fadzil Noor (1937 - 2002)

Do it for Unity: Let's Say 'sorry' and 'thank you' to each other

Next Friday, September 16th, we celebrate our forty-eighth Hari Malaysia. On this day of Unity, let’s ask forgiveness for the hurts caused. And let’s celebrate by saying ‘thank you’ for the good things we have done for each other.
We have much to be thankful for. As a nation, we are many times richer today. Our poverty levels have been reduced to a minimal percentage. More than ninety percent of our people can now read and write. Death at infancy has been significantly reduced. And we have lined our cityscape with beautiful skyscrapers.

Yet, it will not be an exaggeration to say that many of us, brother and sister Malaysians, feel a sense of kecil hati. It seems as if we are a nation of wounded hearts.

Some of these feelings can be traced. As people living together while keeping our distinct cultures, our consciousness of race is sometimes higher than our national consciousness. Some of our hurts are somehow seen from a racial angle. Each community may feel as if our sacrifices have gone unappreciated. And each of us may respond by saying if we are not appreciated, we can also choose not to appreciate others.

But we cannot allow this tit-for-tat to go on. We need to turn the other cheek. We need to choose to be the bigger person. Somebody must mengalah.

The fact is, all of us have given a lot to make this country what it is today. This is our Malaysia; we built it together. This is a reality that no one can challenge or change.

This Hari Malaysia is a good time for us to say ‘sorry’ and to say ‘thank you’ to each other. Let’s make it a day to mend broken hearts.

At zubedy, we want to initiate this say ‘sorry’ and ‘thank you’ campaign. We hope that you will also download this message, use it, add your own ideas to it, and share it with others.

As our custom puts it, kalau ada salah dan silap, tolong maafkan.

To all Malaysians, from all walks of life, who give of themselves everyday for the good of our nation – Thank you. To our foreign friends also who work alongside us – Thank you. If we take away even one of these parts, we will no longer be Malaysia. And that is something we never want to happen.

Thank you, thank you and thank you. Because of you, Malaysia is, and will continue to be, a great nation.

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Have a Meaningful Hari Malaysia

Sunday, 11 September 2011


In life there will always be that someone who will stay in your heart for as long as you can feel. He may not be the one you end up with, but a slightly special in relation .... a friendship platonic

I have such a person in my life. He was this sweet little boy I knew from teenage years and we were together as friends since then for as long as I can remember, at least in my heart. The guy who would tell me how he'd avenge someone for torturing the oppressed. The guy who I'd trade stories of adventures of raiding someone else's dusun in the kampung and us laughing about it. The guy who you can count on when you fall and hurt yourself to accompany you to the hospital when your parents are not with you. The sweet guy who would just listen to you blabbering about things that don't make sense and still think it's funny.

The guy who would make you laugh with stories of wedding crashings. The guy who don't really talk much about his feelings but you will know and feel it even when he said nothing at all. The guy who would give you silly ideas about living it wrong sometimes just to remember how to have fun during a time when everything in life seem too serious. The guy who would include you in the prosecution of silly things he did like stuffing gun powder in the spark plug and throwing it up into the air to produce this mother of all fire cracker sound.

The guy who'd had the talent of justifying the holes that that firework had left on the road. The person you you know even without looking that he will have a secret net waiting somewhere to catch your fall. The guy who you want him to be in your life as a true friend forever. The guy who you don't see for the longest time yet pick up where we left when we see each other a couple of years later.

Perhaps there is a reason why childhood friends should just remain childhood friends for simple reasons like, people grow, and they change. Sometimes, they change into someone you least expected. Perhaps I am a bit selfish in wanting to hold on to the memories of that sweet little boy I no longer see in this present grown up man my eyes are feasted upon. I clearly had ,in the past disregarded the little warning signs, dismissing them as false alarm. But when warning signs become actual danger, you are left with nothing but a cold cold heart, from the realization that, although you want the memories of that sweet little boy to hold on to for as long as you'd like to, truth is, it is time to move on.

It's hard to love a friend, when he is no longer there but just a fiction of your memory. All that stood in front of me is this grown man almost devoid of compassion, devoid of his inner child. One who makes you wonder, "what the hell did you do to my friend??". I look at him and miss the idea of him. It is even harder to admit to myself that I had lost him quite some time ago, somewhere along his way to prove to the world, that he can achieve all the material things life could offer. He just had forgotten that the reason why I loved him was because of that sweet little boy that was within him for as long as I could remember. That boy is dead now. Perhaps he never saw the friend in me. Perhaps I never know him at all. Funny that in life, when things go wrong, you are left in a discomforting abyss of perhaps.

And now I'm left with the painful memories of how he used to be, how we used to be. I know I'm being selfish, for wanting to cling on to that sweet memories so bad I became blinded by the fact that that boy was long dead. And it's just so hard to love a stranger who had possessed your friend. It's even harder to digest the fact that he was gone, longer than I had realized he had left me. Perhaps childhood friends should just remain during our childhood. At least it spares us the pain of watching them grow into complete strangers...

It's easier to mourn for the dead. But how do one mourn for a dead friend walking?

Monday, 11 July 2011

Bersih 2.0

And so the Bersih 2.0 came to town on 09th July 2011. On personal note, that event is going to go down on my "I should have done that" list, along with slapping the Minister of MisInformation for the way he conducted himself on the Al Jazeera. I wish for once we allow Ministers with IQ score at least more their age because ..really..listen to the last interview on Al Jazeera (back in 2007)!!! Is it any wonder that they did not call any Minister of MisInformation back for an interview???

Whilst some experienced a fairly peaceful demonstration like Marina Mahathir's experience that you can read HERE, others may not be as lucky.

I post you a first hand experience of a friend who prefers to remain anonymous and therefore I shall honor his wish...did I say "his"..oh may be a "her"...who knows right?

Before that, I put my hats off and thank those who dared march a rally, even they knew the risks, but did it anyway for what they feel as betterment for our country. If there is a OneMalaysia portrayed that day, it's got to be at the Bersih 2.0 rally.

The government had handled Bersih 2.0 very poorly, steps taken way early from the event of Bersih 2.0 itself, included arresting people in yellow shirts. If the Digi customers ever wondered why the Digi transmission was poor if not interrupted, well, here's why:

This Digi fler got nabbed on the way to a road show....
But they never learn...

These are some of the pictures that I uploaded from Tweeter Live feeds:

Some are peaceful:

Some police and demonstrators recognize that both parties are there because "they did what had to be done", and so they parted their separate ways peacefully and honorably.

Above: Even with a brace at hand, it did not deter activist, Marina Mahathir from joining the rally. Below: The Malaysian flag looks more meaningful here than during the Merdeka day parade....Then.....there's mostly the just down right ugly.....

Above: Tear gas had been fired from even before the rally actually started...excessive and unnecessary force used on unarmed citizens...

Really, that much force needed on someone who weighs like neglible weight?
Unarmed, innocent people are bombarded with water canon...They were not spared even as they ran to seek refuge in Tung Shin Hospital
If a picture paints a thousand words, this one takes away the trophy.........I salute you auntie!!
Meanwhile, some Pre Bersih megalomaniac was struggling to get into his Super Zero outfit. Failing to do so,instead, many speculated that he protested against Bersih 2.0 by joining PM at the Putrajaya, at the launch of the National Cooperatives Day 2011, a sign according to the annointed PM, of protest against Bersih 2.0...

And here is the article from my friend, narrating from his personal experience :

Najib today " There was no actual physical contact with the demonstrators..." This by the way from a PM who made sure he was out of town when what can only be called a major national crisis was in the offing....

I went for the rally guys. And it was brutal. As the reports said, people were walking peacefully to the stadium but the FRU had blocked the road at Jalan Hang Jebat. So we turned to Jalan Pudu hoping to come in from Jalan Bukit Bintang. But the police had blocked Jalan Pudu as well. So everyone was hemmed in at Maybank. And the crowd swelled. There was no intention I believe to rally on the streets. There were repeated calls to head for the stadium but each and every time everyone was turned back. With everyone massed at the Maybank, Puduraya, Cahaya Suria intersection we were like hapless targets at a clay shoot.

And that I think was the intent. To keep everyone massed at one location so that they could a) claim it had become a street rally and b) Come in and brutalise an easy target.

They had planned for the violence from the outset, they had planned to herd the crowd like so much cattle into a pen, then storm in to beat abuse and ultimately intimidate people into suTbmission at one collective point. This from a supposedly democratic government. I saw despotism that day. Tyranny, barbarism. The only semblance of civil society was from the people massed there. Everyday individuals from all walks of life a lot of whom I spoke to. Teachers, Engineers. Not riff raff, notmalcontents. Everyday, decent Malaysians. Being herded to a fate planned for them by uniformed thugs as instructed by their masters who claim to govern us legitimately.

Once properly herded, the violence started. Not from the protesters who didn't so much as kick over a dustbin. Everyone was just milling around trying to figure out how to head for the stadium when they came in with tear gas and water cannon. And when people were running around helpless and screaming half blind and in pain they came in with their truncheons and started beating people up. Ten feet in front of me, I saw 5 count them 5 policemen pounce on this chap who was just standing there disoriented. They hit him repeatedly with their truncheons. That will leave a memory, the level of barbarism displayed. They were like rabid dogs attacking a hapless prey. And they were laughing and smiling as they swaggered about drunk with the power they felt they had over poor defenseless people.

The rest of the day was just more of the same. I managed to make it back to Petaling Street and tried to head back to the stadium but that avenue was still blocked off. And when we tried to head up Jalan Hang Jebat (irony there, heroes of our history witnessing cowardice of the highest order) the FRU started firing tear gas again. So we ducked down Jalan Sultan where we were blocked off at Pasar Seni. It was getting really ugly. They were just intent now on keeping protesters within the Petaling Street area. I was wondering why all the stores there were closed, every single one, and realised then that they must have been forewarned. It couldn't have been with the notice of the rally, these are hard core chinese traders who open 358 days in a year and shut down just those 7 days only for chinese new year. They were told...

Me and a small group of friends (Petra and Sheng were with me for awhile then we got separated) managed to duck into a Marrybrown chicken outlet and were then promptly locked in (before you laugh Pets was earlier locked into a McD). That light moment soon passed though as we witnessed right in front of us the police continually storming into the crowd and firing everything in their arsenal short of guns... Then going in and beating and arresting people. Laughing as they went about it....They didn't allow anyone out of the Petaling street area until they well and truly had their way with them. Only then did they back off and let people head out.....

It was an uplifting day to see people, everyday people come out and stand up for what they believed in. It brought down my levels of cynicism no end as I realised there were a lot of people who did not like the rot and weren't apathetic about it. But it was a depressing day to think that our government could stoop so low to hand and act so disgracefully all to ensure that they could continue to rule illegitimately.... We truly have an uphill task ahead of us.....


The Importance of being the Minister of disinformation....

It would help if this joker actually ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS:

Friday, 8 July 2011

The COW jumped over the mooooooon...the little dogs laughed to see such fun.....

In my line of job, I had frequently come across depressed patients. Somehow, I never could quite really grasp the understanding of suicidal thoughts....all that changed when my ears were feasted upon what Dr Azlina Dato' Jamaluddin, head of the OWC (Obedient Wives Club) had to say..

Just in case you had just stepped out of the wormhole, and have not heard of OWC (Obedient Wives Club albeit I call them COWs, short for Club Obedient Wivessss...the "s" being plural to cater for their prerogatively polygamous way of life) they are a moooooooooo-vement born from women members of Global Ikhwan, who got together for "brain" storming sessions to counter the social ill of baby discarding and divorces.

You have to listen to this bizarre discussion, broad casted on BFM , (podcast form) HERE before embarking into what I have to say thereafter..
OR, this video just came in:

First and foremost, Dr Azlina said that the women of Global Ikhwan got together for brainstorming session, based on two problems they felt they needed to contribute to solve, that be the divorce incidence that is higher than the integrity of most of our politicians today, and the problem of discarded children.

Now, can someone please show me how to connect the dots between obeying your husband to retain the institution called "marriage" with solving the problem of discarding babies? These ladies must have had a nice tapai session before commencing discussions. Isn't discarding babies a problem of couples who are not married? Didn't we solve the problem by legalizing rape (underage engaging in sex, consensual or otherwise), in order to solve this rampant sex offenders and out of wedlock child problems? Hmm..had I known that being the auta-rities in this department is a job you won't need brains, I would have applied on part time basis, but oh, I digressed.

I won't touch much on the issue of being obedient to husband in order to save the marriage from a divorce, as Marina had done a good job doing so. Basically, in Dr Azlina's mind, I gather that, in order to keep a good statistics figure of successful marriage, it's the women who have to be subservient to the husbands, to a maximum extent and succumb to a leader-follower relationship, instead of companionship as pointed out by Marina. I suspect she may have gotten that idea whilst treating her depressed patient. After all, all drugged patients seemed happy on chill pills. But are they really happy? If so, why need the drug in the first place to stay "happy" if you really are genuinely happy? Here's another question. Should a happy marriage comprise of one spouse who sacrifice her happiness in order to make a "happy marriage"? Dr Azlina may want to look into the bottled up resentment problem as a long term consequences to conditioning oneself to be happy. Hmm.. suddenly "divorce" sounds more benign.

Frankly, after listening to the whole discussion, I cannot help but smile at the thought that although Dr Azlina may not have realized it, she got screwed live on radio BFM, even when she was not in the mood to have a screw. But surely, she must be happy if not relieved with it because after all, according to her, she did not get laknat from the malaikat (angels) and the whole universe all the way to dawn which she would have as she claimed, if she had refused to be screwed :-)

Dr Farouk however, struck a note when he pointed out that "God is being dragged into discussion all the time and you are quoting the surah from the Quran that is not even there". This to me is the very core to the problem of Dr Azlina and of many Muslims today. To me, the more she spoke, and thanks to the wisdom of Marina, who cornered her many a times, hence a spontaneous outburst of the line of thinking that unveiled her weakness in the fundamental teachings of Islam, the more that I am convinced that she is the victim of again, what Dr Farouk had pointed out , "Indoctrination" whereby people keep insisting such thing is in the Quran when it is not.

Click on the Rabbit hole for more discussions....

And that is why we need to ascertain facts before disseminating them, to prevent from spreading stupidity, lies and fitnah.

[49:6] O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done.

We won't know a wicked person until we know, so to be safe, check your sources before forwarding the news/facts. This method is to safeguard Islam from being manipulated.

Dr Azlina, kept claiming that God said this and that in her argument but had failed to substantiate the arguments with the surah or even hadith sources, well, except for the real weird ones like that claims "if God allowed another man to prostrate to another man, it would be a wife prostrating to her husband", (this hadith sounds very erm...masculine indeed), which she did not mention the source so that we can determine whether the hadith is sahih and mutawattir (authenticity). It makes a person wonder, where did she get all that information..or more precisely, disinformation, about Muhammad saying man prostrating to another man. In the Quran;

[41:37] "Among His proofs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate before the sun, nor the moon; you shall fall prostrate before the GOD who created them, if you truly worship Him alone."

Again, what is Dr Azlina trying to say? That God was not in the clear mind in the matter of prostration or that Muhammad too liked to do the thinking for God? Oh, I wasn't what Dr Azlina was trying to say, but Muhammad trying to say. Or is it? Besides, even if Muhammad did say that, shouldn't Muhammad be telling that God will tell us to prostrate to our mothers first, "if He decided that man should start prostrating to man?". Wouldn't that make slightly more sense to the nonsense?

This reveals that what she said was based on what that had been indoctrinated into her, more than what she had discovered for herself say for example through research and reading. This is not surprising because the Malay culture is rich with trusting people who love to hear stories that are not verified, instead of reading them. After all, "penglipur lara" (the story teller) was in the Malay custom. So is it any wonder our society comprises of clueless people? God said in

[6:116] "Wert thou to follow the common run of those on earth, they will lead thee away from the way of Allah. They follow nothing but conjecture: they do nothing but lie."

And the worst part is that she kept insisting that what they are selling is kosher, that it is following the Quran and Hadith, when clearly it is not if anyone care to refer to the Quran instead of taking what is thrown to us at face value. That's clearly false marketing. Dr Azlina seem to be pulling out statements like Captain Cavement would pull out some gadget out of his thick burly body hair. Occasionally she mistakenly pulled out h
er nostril hair and inflicted self pain with her statements.

[3:94] If any, after this, invent a lie and attribute it to Allah, they are indeed unjust wrong-doers.

What? Are we suppose to trust you just because you said your way is the Islamic way? Hello kawan, this is the information era where you can obtain almost any information from under the sun, at the palm of your hands, and the gadget can vibrate too, talk about multitasking. Just because you are clad in the Arabic attire, just minus the camel, we are no longer stupid anymore lah. Righteousness is in Islam (submission to God), not in being Arabic. A difference you may want to ponder on. This saying stupid things and attributing them to God and the Prophet has GOT TO STOP.

[3:78] There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, "That is from Allah," but it is not from Allah: It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it!

It is killing the beauty of Islam and beauty is what attracts people to it's way of life, not lies and indoctrination and threats that leave humans no room to make mistakes and learn from them.
That is why in Islam there is no need for compulsion. The beauty will speak for itself, unless of course some dumb cows messes it up (pun not intended):

[2:256] Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.

Initially, the COWs blame the wives that the husband go to the prostitutes. To some extent, saying that a husband will look for another woman if he's not satisfied in bed with the Mrs would be true. I have friends who refuse to even budge from the mercenary position during love making with their respective husbands. How lar. Then again, there are husbands (and wives) who don't even know that G spots existed, even a GPS (G-spot positioning system) won't be able to assist them. In the end, sex becomes a chore rather than a bond to be enjoyed between spouses.

As for men going to prostitutes. Don't beat up yourself too much on that. When a man wants to just lie there and get serviced sexually too lazy to satisfy his partner, or when he cannot do certain things with his wife, well, fellatio for instance is after all prohibited in Islam, who better to tilth than a professional tilther who can tilth him back stupid? Why do you think there is a lot of unnecessary whipping going on in the Hudud Law, even though sometimes this is not found in the Quran? For COWs to tell the Mrs to become prostitutes to their respective husbands, its like telling them to drop their IQ below freezing point, because at least the prostitutes are smart enough to charge. Seriously...what were they thinking?

Had Dr Azlina known some basics in Islam, she may have a less complicated and a more logical outlook in life, and perhaps not be so enthusiastic about obeying her husband or being a first wife to a polygamous husband. Here's why.

1. Husband and wife are companion to each other and women and men are equal to the eyes of God (4:124, 16:97, 49:13, 33:35)

2. Polygamy is meant to be weaned off as I will show you later

So Dr Azlina, please stop insisting that God said the things He did not say before you end up being blasphemous. Stop selling dumb ideas and attribute it to God. Go learn about Islam first before you spread your version of "Islam". Stop being a parrot of the Islamists. You are just a mere tool, or in your case, one of the tools...the first tool out of the 4 tools your husband is using. O..o..oo...let me guess..your husband is the screw driver and his wives are the nuts? (pun not intended).

To elaborate the gender equality in Islam; here are some surahs and Dr Azlina would have also discovered this should she had taken the trouble to do some research instead of just being a gullible sponge for weird ideas of marriage. After all, even the blind have no excuse after the creation of Braille to rely upon reading as a better choice than to just listen to people narrating tales.

Surah 30:21:

"Among His signs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other. He places in your heart love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are signs for people who think."

As for sex between husband and wife:

[2:187] " Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. "

Of course there is another ayat on women being the tilth,(2:223) my husband's favourite surah which would quote when he wanted to start....erm..tilthing me. Unfortunately for Dr Azlina, God did not say anything about whether the tilth can't deny the husband's cumming...oops ..I mean coming to her, but then I digress.

Now, back to surah 2:187, did God mention anything about men being the users and women the garments? No, both are garments to each to say that if a woman is "not in the mooooooooood", then one have got to be gullible to buy the story that you would be serving Allah when you serve your husband when you are not up to it. If Allah had an actual head, He would most certainly be scratching it right now and wondered how did He got dragged in a threesome...err..threesome in thoughts of course. Hey..she said she have sex with her husband with God in her mind...don't look at me.

A leader-follower relationship, as suggested by our dear doctor, is suggestive that men and women are not equal in the eyes of God as opposed to the surahs 4:124, 16:97, 49:13, 33:35. Women!! Don't ever let anyone tell you that you are a lesser being than the men in the eyes of God!!

Ezra mentioned the surah 4:34, and yes, that was a stroke of luck for the confused doctor:

الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاءِ بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ وَبِمَا أَنْفَقُوا مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ ۚ فَالصَّالِحَاتُ قَانِتَاتٌ حَافِظَاتٌ لِلْغَيْبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَاللَّاتِي تَخَافُونَ نُشُوزَهُنَّ فَعِظُوهُنَّ وَاهْجُرُوهُنَّ فِي الْمَضَاجِعِ وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ ۖ فَإِنْ أَطَعْنَكُمْ فَلَا تَبْغُوا عَلَيْهِنَّ سَبِيلًا ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلِيًّا كَبِيرًا

"Men are guardians ( قَوَّامُونَ) of women because God has favored some more than others and because they spend out of their wealth. (In their turn) righteous women are (meant to be) devoted and to guard what God has (willed to be) guarded even though out of sight (of the husband). As for those (women) on whose part you fear ill-will and nasty conduct, admonish them (first), (next) separate them in beds (and last) beat them. But if they obey you, then seek nothing against them. Behold, God is most high and great.

I have explained this before in my previous post pertaining to the COWs, and I'll just copy and paste it below for your perusal.

Before we start, do ponder on this two surahs:

I. God wants us to use our brains of which he had created for a purpose, which has nothing to do with under utilizing it for the purpose of obtaining a better second hand value.

In [10:100] God had warned us:

"It is not for any soul to believe save by the permission of Allah. He hath cast a wrath upon those who do not reason."

2. Follow the best meaning.

[39:18] Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.

Well, bearing the two ayats in mind, here's food for thoughts. (This was what I wrote in my last article, copied, and posted):

Firstly, look at the sentence as a whole, and not a loophole like some who had managed to take advantage of this surah via translation. Then we go part by part.

"Men are guardians of women because God has favored some more than others and because they spend out of their wealth. (In their turn) righteous women are (meant to be) devoted and to guard what God has (willed to be) guarded even though out of sight (of the husband)."

Men are physically, for example, superior than women, so yes, I too like the idea of being "protected" by my husband, albeit we do have to realize though, through experience that protection and guardian only comes from God and just like marriage can be a false sense of security, so can our husbands.

".....and because they spend out of their wealth". So, men are made guardians partly because they spend their wealth on family. But wait.. woman have long gone out to earn a living, side by side with their male counterpart, some are better off than the husbands too. How does this bit in the surah be justified then?

You see folks, Islam is about progression and adaptation. If not, why bother taking the infidel created car to work? Why not ride a camel instead, because, technically, the act of the prophet IS the sunnah. So why not ride a camel to work...such practices saves on toll money and road tax - saving money...another sunnah...

Besides, women of today are far more intellectual (yes guys....some of us may pretend to be stupid just to get a date...) and are indeed capable of taking care of themselves, even without the help of men, as clearly portrayed by the single parents for example. Imagine if an intellectual Muslim women, a COW member is married to THIS guy here. I'm pretty sure the Islamist agenda of propagating forth via genetic multiplication (well, Islam has certainly lost it's attraction since it lost it's beauty in an abyss of hearsays that don't make sense) would be stunted if women were to obey such men :-)

Then, let's dive into the word "guardian" or in Arabic "qawwamun". To be able to explain what "guardian" or in Arabic, "qawwamun" means, we need to comprehend that this word is a plural to the word "qawwam", and the root of the key word, qawwamun is "qama" which means "to stand or to make something stand or to establish something". A related word is qa'im which means "one who stands or makes something stand".

Qawwam is an intensive form of qa'im and has a sense of continuity in the action involved. So it means one who is continuously standing over something (as, for example, a guard or caretaker) or one who is continuously making something stand, for example, maintaining a stance.

So if one were to misinterpret this particular ayat, in favor of women, just as what men love to do with the ayat to justify their wars, oppressing women, polygamous lifestyle, torturing gays and people having illegal sex or can be misinterpreted something like this maybe? :

"Ironically, men are expected to "maintain a stand", so why are these women taking the blame of men's erm.."non-standing problem" when it's clearly men who are responsible to "maintain a stand" on their own? They are the caretaker of their own standings, so, if men cannot get.... erm....a standing ovation in bed, then maybe it is they who need to seek medical help."

Moving along.......... the function of qawwam is also understood in the Qur'an to be characterized by fairness. The word "qawwamum/qawwamina" is mentioned only three times in the quran...or Ibrahim Ali may say "tree taims" which is in 4:34, 4:135 and 5:8, ( you can check the concordance HERE) and in the last two,

4: 135 "O you who believe! Be qawwamina with fairness..."

5:8 "O you who believe! Be qawwamina for God as witnesses to fairness..."

Basically, this ayat states that a man back then were expected to hold steadfast with fairness a certain stand. So where is it that say women HAVE to "obey" their husbands??? A fair and good "leader" is open for discussion and comes up with the good ideas, and with fairness mind you, and carries on his shoulders a huge amount of responsibilies. If a wife don't agree, she has a say and not follow the "leader" , so yes, it's more of a compromising , give and take relationship rather than a "leader-follower" relationship. That is what qawwamina means...not "obey"....I think treating your wives like a dog should only strictly in the bedroom and in position only.

As for "beating" ... read what Edip Yuksel's take on men's right to "beat" their wives (?).

So Dr Azlina, you still say that "obeying" husband is a decree from God that you don't question? Don't get confused with the decree from God and the decree from manipulative men. The latter you CAN question, and definitely should.

As stated earlier, I am expected to elaborate on my statement whereby polygamy was meant to be weaned off.

Well everyone is ranting "fairness" in polygamy, many have forgotten, if not ignorant of that surah 4:3 is followed later by 4:129

[4:3] If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice

But then, the question about men being just was answered by God,in the most under cited surah, and frankly, if you are a Muslim woman, would you be surprised? Dr Azlina might be though...

[4:129] Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire: But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendly understanding, and practise self-restraint, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Ouch! Still think polygamy is sunnah? You've got to be retarded to think so after reading 4:129... Polygamy is a mistake, yes, but sunnah? Ride a camel to work..that's a sunnah. And ride only one camel ok...unless you can be just to all the four camels..

This is what I meant by "Indroctination". These poor ladies were not told that "men can never be just even though they have the ardent desire to do so". And earlier on, God said that you can marry more than one IF you can be just, and He knows you can't, it's like my mom telling me I can go to the Metallic concert IF my dad allows me to do so, when she knows darn well my father will never allow me to go to any concerts. (Ya, I know). And I don't think it is appropriate to spring out any hadith to justify polygamy after this, because to do so, is to insult God suggesting that "He doesn't know what He said", because what He said was clear. Isn't THAT a decree Dr Azlina?

Muslims should stop being gullible and check the information coming to us instead of taking it at face value. The result is ...well, the COWssss. I rest my case.

Seriously, it gives me goosebumps that a supposedly intellectual like Dr Azlina, and according to her many more Muslim fall victim to an Islamist movement such as Global Ikhwan. Again, the word "indoctrinated" comes to mind. I will probably join Global Ikhwan to learn the art of disabling the human thinking process, and use that to perhaps someday conquer the world, (muwahahahahaha....evil laughter at the background).

It's tiring just listening to people like Dr Azlina talk. After some time all I hear coming out of her mouth a mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooouthful of COWs dung...I think the dung got confused as to which end of the digestive tract it should come out from.

Let me just repeat what I wrote in my previous post....

For the women who do not reason, and adopt the non-thinking that their existence on the planet earth is solely for the purpose of serving men, satisfying men's sexual lust, and excepts the fact that men's shortcomings are solely theirs to blame, then by all means, you've made your beds, so go lie in them, looking like a prostitute, alluring with halal perfume, drooling with fresh saliva of lust, drowning in an abyss of insecurity that the inability to serve your husband may yet drive him to the nearest whore house, or worst, polygamy.......waiting, for their parochial-and-pedantic-headed husband to walk through the front door Sex-pecting you. A case of "serve who right" or "serve you right" ?? Just don't pretend that it's great to not be able to turn down sex whilst you're having a migrane attack and start preaching it to the rest of us.

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Thursday, 30 June 2011

To be or not to be grateful...suddenly became THE question....

First there was that letter written by Anas Zubedy published in TMI, an open letter to Lim Guan Eng, in response to his query as to how to attract Malays to join DAP, read it HERE.

TMI, not long after publishing the letter, responded, read it HERE.

Then Zorro Unmasked posted THIS in his blog.

And the latest, posted below is Anas's reply to Commander (Rtd) S. Thayarapan , or you can read it in it's original blog , HERE..


Commander (Rtd) S. Thayaparan,

Thank you for your letter. It is nice to see that you started your letter with a salam, although in, they took out the earlier parts of your letter.

I would like to make a few comments.

  1. Like you, I am not for race-based political parties. I have, on many occasions, in my blog, full page ads, and talks, proposed that BN and PR slowly but surely work to make themselves one big party each which is non-race or religion based.
  1. Like you, I too believe strongly that all socioeconomic policies must be based on needs, not race or religion.
  1. I also agree that truth has been manipulated by people in power and some have used race wrongly to divide our country for the purpose of clinging onto power. I see this in both in BN and in the opposition.
  1. I’m glad that we are on the same page on the new found cordiality between DAP and PAS.
  1. On your question if I have forgotten YB Karpal Singh and the other races in DAP, I have not. Perhaps it was my mistake not to clearly state that my letter was a response to the DAP’s specific endeavor to focus and attract Malay membership. That is why in the letter I only focus on the DAP and the Malays.

A few weeks ago, the respected Tunku Abd Aziz lamented that he has failed to bring in Malay support. The DAP also launched with the purpose of engaging the Malay segment. Thus my letter was a response on how the DAP can get Malay support and become multiracial.

For your information, YB Karpal Singh is one of my favourite politicians. I admire his stance on anti-frogging. If you browse through my blog, on many occasions I have supported him.

  1. I have to respectfully disagree with you that the only legitimate natives are the Orang Asli and the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak. The Malay stock is an entity that includes the inhabitants of the whole Malay Archipelago, including the Phillipines and Indonesia. A biography of Jose Rizal by Rafael Palma lauded him as ‘The Pride of the Malay Race’, though he had Chinese blood and was a Christian.

The early inhabitants of the Malay Archipelago came in waves of migration between about 3000 to 1500 years ago. The first theory is that they originated from Indochina, flowed down the Peninsula and then crossed to the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and the Phillipines. The second theory is they originated from South China and moved across to Borneo and the Phillipines. These theories are based on archaeological evidence. This you can read from former PKR deputy president Dr. Syed Husin Ali’s book, ‘The Malays – Their Problems and Future’. He writes that the people living in the Peninsula for thousands of years are undoubtedly the true ancestors of the present-day Malays, the Neolithic groups often being described as Proto-Malays.

The book ‘The Malay Archipelago’ was published by Alfred Russel Wallace in 1869. Wallace was a naturalist who is best known for independently proposing the theory of evolution that Charles Darwin later published. ‘The Malay Archipelago’ is an account of Wallace’s scientific exploration through the archipelago from 1854-1862, where he found more than a thousand species new to science in the zoogeographical boundary now known as the Wallace line. It was this exploration that gave him his insight on natural selection. ‘The Malay Archipelago’ was one of the most popular journals of scientific experiment in the 19th century.

However, in no way I will condone anyone who says that the non-Malays after 1957 are ‘pendatang’. Those are bigots and we cannot allow them to hurt the non-Malays like that.

I agree with you that our history text books are myopic. They do not highlight all the great contributions of the non-Malays towards this wonderful land of ours. I am glad that there is a group of people who are now remedying this.

  1. I also respectfully do not agree with you that the Malays did not have any other choice in sharing Tanah Melayu. They could have decided to go to war but they did not. That is because by nature, they are gracious. By saying the Malays are gracious, in no way do I mean that other cultures are not. I believe those who have lived among Malays would understand what I mean by the Malays being gracious.
  1. On the point of who is the one to have disrespected Malay rulers, I am not going to debate whether it is UMNO or not. I am not from UMNO; you may want to deal with them directly.
  1. On the point that DAP has to say thank you to the Malays, please understand that the purpose of this suggestion is to help DAP win the hearts of the Malays. You need to understand that in Malay culture, when you say sorry and thank you, it is the Malay culture to return it. I have strong convictions that if the DAP says thank you, the Malays will say thank you in return.

In no way would I suggest that we should not say thank you to all Malaysians, especially those who pay taxes. In my open letter I was talking specifically to DAP and addressing their endeavour to attract Malays into their fold.

  1. Personally I do not know if YB Lim Guan Eng understands the Malays, but it is obvious that the DAP does not understand Malay sentiments. The recent refusal of Sarawak DAP to use the songkok in the Sarawak assembly is a case in point. I also do not think the DAP understands that for the Malays, even if you give them food, shelter, money and everything else, it counts for nothing unless you respect their adat. It counts for nothing unless you respect their culture. The Malay pepatah – ‘biar mati anak, jangan mati adat’ explains the position of the core Malay group.
  1. Your comments on not understanding what I meant in my letter by practicing Malay adat and peribahasa shows that you do not really understand what is important to the Malays. At the same time however, I agree it is of course good to concentrate on the social needs of the community.
  1. Again it seems that you do not understand Malay adat. When I urged the DAP to apologize, it is not the kind of apology that has to be warranted which you are talking about. Malays will apologize without asking why. They will just apologize. If you do not understand this, read my letter again – I wrote that the Malays will say sorry even if they did no wrong. For the fact that you asked this question on the reasons behind saying sorry, you do not truly understand the Malays.
  1. I did not advocate Malay supremacy. I advocated the historical understanding of the transformation of this land. In no way do I consider the Malays as more supreme than any other culture. All cultures are equal in the eyes of God. But in Malaysia I will put pre-eminence to the Malay and native cultures of Sabah and Sarawak. But in no way would I like to live without the Chinese and Indian cultures around me. My love for these cultures perhaps surpasses many of the people from the cultures themselves.
  1. On YB Lim Kit Siang, my suggestion that YB Lim Kit Siang resigns is in context of DAP seriously wanting to attract the Malays. I apologize, I’m in a hurry to help create a non-race based political party, and I see YB Lim Kit Siang’s current active involvement in the DAP as a stumbling block. In no way did I mean disrespect. It is just politics. The Malays will not throng into the DAP as long as YB Lim Kit Siang is still actively involved. That is the Malay sentiment.
  1. The reason why I suggested a merger between the DAP and PKR and not DAP and PAS is simple. Both DAP and PKR have a multiracial make up. PAS is Islamist. Until they change their stance, a merger would be very difficult. As I stated earlier, I for one would jump for joy if two main parties would dissolve internal sub-parties and merge together.

Alas, my letter to YB Lim Guan Eng is a respond to DAP’s own endeavor in engaging the Malay segment of the population. Tunku Aziz seems to not have an answer to the problem. I am providing some possibilities. If the DAP is serious and smart (which I do think they are, judging by what they are doing in Penang) , they should test my ideas with the Malay market. Ask the core Malay group that they have failed to attract if this chap Anas got it right.

Once they have the feedback, they can adjust their policies and actions to their own benefit. Failing which, DAP will remain as a party that is dependent on the pendulum swings on Malaysian politics. DAP cannot rule the country with their fixed deposit voters mainly from the Chinese segment of the Malaysian rakyat.

Lastly, Brother Commander (Rtd) S. Thayaparan, I would like to thank you for engaging and disagreeing with my letter in a most empathetic manner. You did not resort to demonizing me, name-calling, or playing God, pretending to know what is in my heart. For that I respect you. It is people like you that we need more of, to make this country a better place - people who know how to agree to disagree; people with care and love; people with the consciousness of God in their hearts.

I would love to have teh tarik with you and discuss more on how we can make this country a better place.

By law I am Malay, by ancestry I am a mixed Malay-Arab, by choice I am a malaysian but in the heart I belong to A Human Race :)

Peace, anas zubedy

This responds is a reply to Commander (Rtd) S. Thayaparan posting on zorro-unmasked

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

In the US, it was 9/11..In Malaysia 9/7 ?

An article from Chandra Muzafar for your perusal:

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is a political scientist who has written extensively on Malaysian politics.

by Chandra Muzaffar

It is a pity that almost 54 years after Merdeka there is still a great deal of uneasiness among the authorities about a fundamental right which is so essential to the functioning of a democracy. They forget that the “right to assemble peaceably and without arms” is a freedom enshrined in Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution. It is a freedom whose observance will not, in most circumstances, threaten the well-being of society.

Nonetheless, like all rights and freedoms, the actual expression and articulation of the Freedom of Assembly has to take into account its context. It is this context that is critical in the case of the planned ‘July 9 Rally.’ There are various dimensions to this context which Bersih, the proponent of the rally, and Perkasa and UMNO Youth, its opponents, will have to take heed of.

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- Bersih claims that the primary purpose of the rally is to highlight weaknesses and defects in the conduct of our elections. Since it has had discussions with the Elections Commission on this it should continue to talk to that body. The Chairman of the Commission is prepared to dialogue. He should now publicly invite Bersih to resume the discussions, its July 9 rally notwithstanding. Bersih, in turn, should respond positively to the Commission. In a mature democracy any and every opportunity to dialogue in order to resolve issues should be taken up.

- Some of the issues that Bersih has focussed upon such as the automatic registration of voters (which I endorse) are beyond the purview of the Elections Commission. They would require legislative approval. If Bersih cannot persuade the Barisan Nasional(BN)government to introduce new electoral laws, has it succeeded in getting Pakatan Rakyat(PR) MPs to table a private member’s bill on any of the electoral reforms it is now demanding? On how many occasions have such bills been tabled since March 2008? Were attempts to table such bills thwarted by the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat? Since Bersih includes opposition parties represented in Parliament, it should inform the public in detail on how it sought electoral reform through Parliament in the last three years.

- In making its demands, Bersih has not distinguished the actual conduct of elections from the larger electoral-cum-political process. The actual conduct of elections in Malaysia since 1959, from the maintenance of electoral rolls to safeguarding the integrity of the ballot paper, has been largely fair and just---- given that no electoral system in the world is totally devoid of flaws. This was one of the conclusions that the Election Watch group headed by the late Tun Mohamed Suffian Hashim that looked at the 1990 General Election (I was a member of that group) came to. We also pointed out that the lack of fairness in the electoral-political process was manifested in the incumbent’s misuse of state facilities for campaign purposes and in the biased role of the mainstream media. Since these very legitimate concerns have not been addressed, Bersih has every reason to raise them.

- If Bersih is sincere about rectifying them, the political parties who are in the forefront of this coalition, should set the example in the states which are under PR rule by ensuring that state facilities are not misused in any election or by-election. And yet, in by-elections in Selangor, Penang and Kedah, it is alleged that the state government had deployed some of the resources of the state, directly and indirectly, for their campaigns.Similarly, if Bersih wants equitable access to BN inclined print and electronic media, it should also encourage opposition oriented online newspapers to be fair and balanced in their coverage and analysis of political issues. After all, cyber media in Malaysia today is an important source of information--- and disinformation.

- While some of Bersih’s demands are reasonable, its failure to locate these demands within a larger framework has tarnished its credibility. For all the shortcomings in its electoral system, Malaysia is one of the few countries in the Global South that has held regular elections participated by parties with totally divergent ideologies ever since Independence in 1957. It is equally significant that these elections have been completely free of violence--- which is a rarity in the Global South. In the first General Election itself, two states came under an opposition party. Today, four out of the 13 states in the Federation are in opposition hands. There has never been a single moment in Malaysian electoral politics when the opposition has commanded less than 35 per cent of the popular vote.


- If the issues raised by Bersih should be viewed in their proper context, so should the public give due consideration to the question of security which is expressly stated in Article 10 (2), a, b, and c of the Constitution. There is no denying that with three organisations asserting their determination to hold rallies and marches without police permit, the political temperature has increased by a few degrees. Leaders of two of the organisations have received death threats.

- There is another contextual dimension to the security question which we cannot afford to ignore. In the first Bersih demonstration on November 10 2007, a number of people were injured. There were also similar casualties in the Hindraf demonstration on November 25 in the same year. In almost all the reformasi demonstrations from September 1998 to the middle of 2000, individuals and some police personnel were hurt.

- I had thought initially that Bersih demonstrators should be allowed to congregate in a stadium, in accordance with their constitutional right but I didn’t realise that there was a security issue lurking in the shadows. Apparently, if the stadium option had materialised, certain elements in Bersih, it is alleged, would have turned the stadium to a Tahrir Square, with demonstrators camping there day and night for weeks on end. Of course, the Western media would be there to dramatise the event, especially since both the de facto and de jure leaders of Bersih --- Anwar Ibrahim and Ambiga Sreenivasan--- have such close ties to the Western media. It would be a terrible travesty of justice since the Malaysian situation bears no comparison to Mubarak’s Egypt or to those autocratic Arab monarchies and republics which are now being challenged by their people. None of them is an inheritor to more than five decades of continuous civilian rule legitimised through competitive electoral politics.


How the proposed July 9 rally and counter rallies will impact upon taxi drivers, traders, shoppers and the general public is yet another factor that deserves our attention. There is a high probability that the rallies will cause a degree of dislocation especially since three different groups with their own agendas are involved. Traders and taxi drivers in the affected areas will inevitably suffer a loss of income. Here again, the past is a good teacher. In previous demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur, people in various walks of life have had to pay the price.

- It is quite conceivable that July 9 will reinforce yet another unhealthy development which has become more and more obvious in the last two years. Partisan political polarisation is increasing in the country. The BN-PR schism is deepening within the populace. If we do not make a serious attempt to reverse the trend, we may move in the direction of Thai politics which has been severely hamstrung by the cleavage that separates those with the government and those with Thaksin Shinawatra.


There are also ulterior motives behind the Bersih plan that any reasonable person would probe. I am very much aware of this partly because of my own experience with demonstrations and the self-serving politics of the prime mover behind July 9. When I was Deputy President of Parti Keadilan Nasional( now Rakyat)(PKR) from 1999 to 2001, the party was solidly behind the reformasi demonstrations. After a while I realized that the demonstrations were taking us nowhere; they were not leading to any democratic awakening among the masses. On the contrary, the people were turning against the party because of the hardship they caused. A number of our activists were arrested, some under the ISA. Most of all, I could see that the demonstrations instigated by Anwar from behind prison walls served only one purpose: to keep him in the limelight, and to get him out of prison. Within the party leadership, I took an unambiguous position against demonstrations. With the exception of Keadilan President, Dr. Wan Azizah Ismail, no one else supported me. The Malaysian public came to know of my opposition to the demonstrations, and the then Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohammad even alluded to it in the media.

- Anwar’s ulterior motive is even more brazen today. He desperately wants to become Prime Minister, and will resort to any means to achieve his ambition. He is hoping that July 9 will help him overcome some of the obstacles he now faces and give him the boost that he needs. A massive mobilisation of his supporters and fence-sitters on July 9, he thinks, will divert attention from his sodomy trial which begins later in the month and from his sex-video scandal. At the same time, he is expecting the demonstration to create the sort of momentum that will erode support for the BN and shore up his own position. If this impresses his allies and endorsers in some Western capitals they may even give him stronger backing to achieve “a regime change”.

- Apart from Anwar’s own party, both his PR partners, the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and the Democratic Action Party (DAP), are also driven by the desire to gain power through the quickest route. For them also the end justifies the means. July 9--- whatever the arguments against it--- is an important stepping-stone towards that goal.

Once Malaysians understand the context--- especially the ulterior motives--- they will be wary about July 9. They will be able to distinguish the self-serving agenda of a deeply flawed politician from the genuine quest for electoral reform and political transformation. They should not allow such a politician to undermine their future.

27 June 2011.
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