Every now and then we would have some morally uptight, religiously constipated pricks trying to act holy, high and mighty by preaching to the masses about good religious values, the importance and wonderful of following the teachings of God while condemning those who strayed and committed sins. They would also go on an imaginary crusade against people who they thought had said or done things deemed insulting to their religion.
And in the hastiness of trying to sound reasonable (and pious?) with all the justifications and explanations for their actions, they often forget one very important thing. HOW they say or do it. Yes, it’s not so much about WHAT they say or do, but how they say or do it. WHAT they say may be reasonable and of perfect sense but HOW the message is delivered would determine whether the recipients would understand the intended message, especially when the consistency of the actions by the messenger is highly doubtful.
It is not WHAT one says, but HOW one says it that makes the difference between fusion and confusion.
Now, the issue here is of one Dr. Ridhuan Tee suddenly out of nowhere playing the role a hero of his religion using Teoh Beng Hock family’s misfortune to highlight the social ills eg. illegitimate child, and went on to insinuate leaders from Pakatan Rakyat especially DAP Chinese leaders in Selangor as cunning opportunists, accusing the for manipulating the ‘weakness and disunity’ among Malays and showing disrespect to the Islam religion.
It is a shame for someone with a doctorate (Rais Yatim comes to mind) to come up with such disgustingly divisive, biased and slandering article. And he claimed to speak on behalf of his religion. You know his doctorate worth shit when he could come up with things like “Didn’t they (DAP) aware that Malaysia was declared as an Islamic country….”
I thought of writing a post in respond to the article when I read it, but a good friend of mine, which is also a regular commentator here has written a brillliant piece on this issue. I couldn’t articulate it better than him, so let me share his article here.
It is you who is kiasu Dr. Ridhuan Tee, not the Chinese community
You miss the point by a mile Ridhuan Tee, all above explanations are just a diatribe against those who take you to task for you insensitive comments. It is not what you say but how you say it. To then hit out at the Chinese community in general as “kiasu” that too with a broad brush is patently unfair.
You then go on to paint DAP specifically and the Chinese generally as decadent and hedonistic, did Islam or any other religion for that matter ever teach its followers to slander ?
You also paint YB Ronnie Liu as a crusader out on a vendetta against Muslims, when Ronnie Liu stressed so many times that his intent was not to belittle Islam but he is duty bound to see that laws are observed, and not arbitrary.
A distinction must be drawn between insulting Islam and insulting some Munafiqs who call themselves Muslim.
For example many “mat rempits” will declare that they are Muslims, so if I rebuke their actions, does that mean I am anti Islam ?
There seems to be nothing praiseworthy of your method nor intent. Are you hoping to win goodwill this way ? A true Muslim will never speak like this.
Using the Teoh family’s misfortune to highlight the social ills you mentioned is underhanded and opportunistic not to mention in bad taste.
It still does not explain your behavior, is your statement even relevant ? Both Teoh Beng Hock and his fiancee are not Muslims so why apply your standards of morality to them ? They had planned to register their marriage a day before Teoh died. Who are you to judge ?
You obfuscate the issue by trying to draw parallels between religious and civil laws when the issue was your insensitivity more so against the backdrop of multiracial and multicultural sensitivities.
If you want to draw parallels there are areas which are not parallel, for example oral sex is permissible under Islam for legitimately married couples, however under the penal code it is technically an offence even for married couples, here Islamic law makes far more sense than its civil counterpart,
Will you write to the authorities to have this archaic civil legislation repealed ?
Many scholars have opined that the ISA (Internal Security Act) is un-Islamic , will you write to the government as a concerned Muslim to repeal it ?
Why don’t you castigate proven adulterers of influential public stature who call themselves Muslim, Rahim Thambi Chik, Abu Hassan Omar, Abdul Razak Baginda, etc. I dare you if your principles are as relevant as you purport.
Can you then blame those who accuse you of being an UMNO tool ? A person is judged by the consistency of their actions.
If you talk about opinion, then my question is will you accept a statement by a Hindu that you are an ignorant beef eater as just opinion ?
Of course you will not because you will not like someone who does not share your religious convictions rudely imposing their moral standards on you.
It is not about who is right or wrong but about understanding and compassion.
Understanding and compassion are important. Because the universe can be considered a symphony of compassion which provides for our survival. A human being must show compassion to all living beings, for this is a basic requirement of being human. The more people display compassion, the more exalted they become; the more they resort to wrongdoing, oppression, and cruelty, the more they are disgraced and humiliated. They become a shame to humanity.
We hear from Prophet Muhammad that a prostitute went to Paradise because her compassion compelled her to give water to a dog dying of thirst, while another woman went to Hell because she allowed a cat to starve to death. Dr. Ridhuan Tee please seek forgiveness from Teoh’s family, and to your fellow Muslims some of whom are angry with your statements too.
Even Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) asked for Islam to be propagated in ways that are most gracious, ie by winning over peoples hearts ,not by threats, there are many inspiring hadith for example Muhammad and the blind Jewish beggar,how the Prophet won the hearts of the people in the City of Taif, even though they shouted abusive words and threw stones at him, and many many more such stories.
He always repelled evil with the good of forgiveness and kind behavior in his view, an antidote was better than poison. He believed and practiced the precept that love could sooth hatred, and aggression could be won over by forgiveness.
He fought fire not with fire but with water, unlike those who thump their chest as self proclaimed defenders of Islam do not even understand this simple concept.
“Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.” (Quran 7:199)
The tragedy in Malaysia is some non-Muslims unfairly label Islam without a cursory understanding of its tenets , the bigger tragedy however is those who proclaim to be Muslims but are ignorant of their own religion.
Knowing any religion by being able to quote all its hadith, verses, quatrains and what not is useless if one does not have basic human compassion and use it only to advance ones own agenda.
Ini entri mencarut. Saya perlu melepaskan geram yang terbungkam di dada. Sila jangan teruskan membaca sekiranya anda masih suci murni seperti Makcik Madonna.
Kau memang bodoh sial. Bercakap pun tergagap-gagap entah apa-apa entah. Dah muka sekali tengok macam muka Khir Toyo sebelum botox + tempe treatment, tengok lagi macam bapuk Lorong Haji Taib. Bercakap bergoyang-goyang kepala dan badan macam sotong, geli-geleman aku tengok.
Mari kita tengok betapa bodoh dan dungunya si Khairul, ‘hero’ Pro-ISA ini.
“..iaitu semasa berdemonstrasi, banyak harta benda milik orang awam dan milik peniaga-peniaga sekitar Masjid India, Chow Kit, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman dan sebagainya telah rosak. Harta benda awam telah rosak, aaa termasuk juga harta benda awamlah, tong sampah rosak, telefon awam rosak… “
Amende ko cakap tu hah? Ko Melayu ke aper? Cakap tak betul, beri malu bangsa jer.
“.. Saksi kejadian adalah 27 juta rakyat Malaysia dan 7.3 billion warga dunia“
Kepala hotak kau 7.3 billion. Ko pandai pakai internet tak? Hah, pergi baca kat Wikipedia.
As of 4 August 2009, the Earth’s population is estimated by the United States Census Bureau to be 6.775 billion.
Mana ko dapat lagi lebih setengah billion? Bapak ko bagi?
Ko faham ke Keluhuran Perlembagaan itu apa? Kedaulatan Undang-Undang itu apa? Jangan main sebut jer. Artikel 10 Perlembagaan Malaysia ko pernah baca tak?
Artikel 10 bagi Perlembagaan Persekutuan di Malaysia
(1)Tertakluk pada Klausa (2), (3) dan (4) - (a) setiap warganegara mempunyai hak dalam kebebasan untuk berkata-kata dan ucapan;
(b) semua warganegara mempunyai hak untuk berhimpun dengan aman dan tanpa senjata;
(c) semua warganegara mempunyai hak untuk menubuhkan persatuan.
*Klausa (2), (3), dan (4) adalah sekatan-sekatan yang boleh dikenakan ke atas hak-hak dalam klausa (1) jika dianggap perlu untuk keselamatan negara.
Merbahaya? Ancaman kepada keselamatan negara?
“Eh, you seorang anak minta RM10 dengan bapak you, wajib ke bapak…”
Woi bodoh, polis bukan bapak rakyat, polis tu kuli rakyat lah! Rakyat yang bagi duit dengan polis suruh jaga keselamatan rakyat. Apa pulak rakyat yang jadi anak? Otak ko letak kat kepala lutut ke, Khairul?
“..Menteri tiada kuasa untuk menangkap orang di bawah ISA”
Seksyen 8 dalam Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri 1960 membolehkan Menteri Dalam Negeri mengeluarkan perintah tahanan selama dua tahun, tanpa melalui proses perbicaraan, terhadap mana-mana individu bagi tujuan mencegahnya daripada melakukan sebarang tindakan yang boleh mengancam dan memudaratkan keselamatan negara.Nampak sangat kau ni bahlol tahap keldai, Khairul. Keldai pun lagi pandai dari kau.
“Perompak dan penyamun di Malaysia berpesta sebab polis semua sibuk menjaga..”
“Hello polis, tolong ada orang curi rumah saya. Sorry lah polis semua sibuk”
Lawak ke? Apa tugas polis? Pukul orang awam yang berdemonstrasi secara aman? Tangkap penjenayah? Mana yang patut jadi keutamaan?Otak ko lembab macam span cuci pinggan mana lah tau ye? Er, macam mana nak ‘curi rumah’ tadi? Angkut?
“Saya dengan ini mengumumkan saya selaku (semua title haprak entah) saya dengan ini mencabar one by one debate dengan DS Anwar Ibrahim”
Yang ini memang lawak. Kalah lawak Zizan, kalah lawak Nabil Raja Lawak. Ukur kain di baju sendiri lah, Khai. One by one debate? English macam taik ada hati nak ’speaking’ seh! tak payah berdebat dengan DS Anwar Ibrahim, kalau menteri Umno macam Shabery Chik boleh berbuih mulut terkena penangan DSAI, aku rasa ko mesti muntah balik nasi kandar yang ko makan semalam. Tak pun tercirit terberak terkencing dalam seluar.
Tapi kalau hendak sangat berdebat, meh sini, berdebat dengan aku kalau rasa hebat sangat. Aku takder title-title hebat macam ko, tapi setakat berdebat dengan sotong kurap picisan macam ko ni bring it on!
“At the first place, kenapa engkorang ni semua, makcik-makcik tua, yang pakcik-pakcik..”
Kurang ajar betul engko ni Khairul. Ada mak bapak engko ajar macam mana nak bahasakan orang-orang tua macam makcik-makcik, pakcik pakcik? Sukahati ko jer panggil ‘engkorang’. At the first place kepala hotak ko. Sudahlah nak ’speaking’ tu, nampak terencat lah hoi!
“Sebelum tembak polis kena beri amaran..”
Kalau dah dasar penipu tu, memang tak boleh percaya.
Ada ke beri amaran?
“Saya pun perlahan-lahan pergi masuk balik dalam CM beli t-shirt Visit Malaysia RM1o”
Wah wah, nak temberang cakap pakai t-shirt Visit Malaysia lepas sekatan polis serah memorandum di Istana Negara. Penipu besar!
Polis nafi pro ISA berjaya lepas ke Istana Negara
03 Aug 2009 11:20AM
KL: Majlis Gabungan NGO Pembela Negara (Magaran) sama sekali tidak menyerahkan memorandum mempertahankan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) kepada Istana Negara sebagaimana didakwa oleh kumpulan pro-ISA kelmarin, kata polis semalam.
Ketua Polis Daerah Brickfields, Asisten Komisioner Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid menjelaskan penasihat undang-undang Magaran, Mohd. Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz telah ditahan polis kira-kira 7 petang kelmarin ketika mendekati kawasan Istana Negara.
Sehubungan itu tegas beliau, tahap kawalan keselamatan di kawasan Istana Negara juga tidak pernah dicerobohi.
“Memorandum kumpulan pro-ISA tidak pernah diserahkan (kepada Istana Negara), wakil Istana Negara juga tidak hadir untuk menerima memorandum,” katanya.
Jelas Wan Abdul Bari, apabila Khairul cuba untuk melepasi sekatan jalan yang dikenakan, beliau telah dibawa ke pusat subtaktikal berhampiran dan maklumat peribadinya diambil.
Katanya lagi, Khairul telah dilepaskan kemudian kerana beliau tidak memperlihatkan sebarang ciri-ciri mengancam keselamatan.
Memang kaki putar belit, siapalah yang bodoh sangat nak percaya kat ko ni Khairul? Sudah merepek tu, bagus balik rumah peluk bini. Sekarang, 1Malaysia dah tahu bahawa Mohd. Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz ini merupakan seorang pengkhianat parti, penipu, bodoh perasan pandai, bodoh tidak bertempat, bodoh dungu, bodoh keldai, bodoh tolol dan yang sejenis dengan yang bodoh-bodoh.
ps: Pheewwww, I’m feeling better now. Must be the haze.
pss: Yes, I stoop low to hit him below the belt. Er, must fight at same level no?
What a historic moment happened last Saturday on August 1, 2009. Once again, Malaysians of different colours, religions and shapes flooding the streets to make their voice heard, and this time it’s about Internal Security Act – ISA.
I didn’t manage to join the rally, me being across the ocean and penniless to actually fly there but I followed closely the activities on the ground that day on Twitter and Facebook. Definitely a new form of media, with traditional playing catch up to the news on the ground. I kept myself updated with tweets from friends like Zul and Vijay, bloggers, media editors, activists and politicians like Wong Chun Wai, Elizabeth Wong, Tian Chua, Lim Kit Siang and many more here and here.
It felt like being there at the battle scenes together with them reading the messages coming in non-stop describing the situations on the ground. Minus the chemical water and tear gas of course. Well, I’ve done too much postings on Facebook and Twitter and I’m a bit tired to repeat it here. Maybe I’ll update with more coherent points later when I’m a bit free. For now, I’ll share just some of my tweets and few links for you to read.
Trust the two nephews to work together to create indiscriminate roadblocks to frustrate the public and put blame on the protesters.1:34 PM Aug 1stfrom Tweets60
Why all detained are from anti ISA side. Where are those from pro ISA? Pewaris? Perkasa? Raja Katak? Chickened out?1:46 PM Aug 1stfrom Tweets60
@kwangchen that’s bad. wish the gov knows it’s better 4people 2express themselves in a peaceful way than keep frustrating them w/ arrests1:58 PM Aug 1stfrom Tweets60
Hidup Melayu? – 1Malaysia FAIL! What happened to discarding their ‘ethnic silo’ mentality?
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 (Bernama) — Malaysians should discard their ‘ethnic silo’ mentality, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.The Prime Minister said Malaysians must “stand together, think and act as one people under the ‘1Malaysia concept’.”
Yes to ISA? – An oxymoron to ‘Hidup Islam’. Islam doesn’t allow detention without trial. FAIL!
The ISA is against Islam for it violates the principles of truth and justice as mentioned in the Holy Book of Al-Qur’an in Chapters An-Nisa’, As-Syura, and An-Nahl, verses 58, 15 and 90 respectively. To arrest and detain a person only and only on the basis of suspicion and without trial, without opportunity to defend oneself is forbidden and considered haram in Islam.
Hidup Melayu then followed by Hidup Islam? – FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL!
Melayu is bigger than Islam? That’s an insult. Islam never champion any race. Perhaps some Melayu do think that way – Melayu > Islam. They are Melayu Umno, Melayu Perkasa, Melayu Pewaris. Melayu of same repulsive mentality and disgusting behaviours like Ibrahim “Raja Katak” Ali.
What’s next after YES to ISA? YES to custodial deaths? YES to corruption? YES to hypocrisy? YES to idiotic ministers? YES to yes man? More like YES to MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE A FOOL AND STUPID! YES YES YES!
ps: Note the hair of those wearing the stupid shirt. Nicely trimmed. Short cropped. Conspiracy theorists.. enjoice!