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Apakah Ini Penerapan Nilai-Nilai Islam?

As I wrote in, “Tun Dr Mahathir (Tun M), From A Statesman To A Street Demonstrator“, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, who was once admired as a statesman, a nationalist and a man of principle has turned into an anti-government street demonstrator after he left UMNO.

Now, it seems like Tun M, whom by now is a seasoned street demonstrator is always ready to take to the streets for what ever reasons as long as he can protest against the government and UMNO, the political party that had brought him to power.

It is really odd to see the man who had once introduced ‘Penerapan Nilai-Nilai Islam’ into his government policies is now a close friend of his once nemesis, the DAP’s Lim kit Siang who had arrogantly rebuked and condemned the holy Quran, claiming that the verse 120 of Surah Al-Baqarah causes religious hatred and blasted JAKIM for using the said verse in Khutbah Jumaat.

Recently, in a rally called Wanita #BantahPolitikToksik which was powered and supported by the oppositions parties and liberal movements that are fighting for anti-Islam agendas like COMANGO, G25, SIS Forum Bhd. Empower, WAMN and others, Tun was seen taking part in the what was advertised as a rally for women along side DAP leaders like Hannah Yeoh. 

Tun Dr. Mahathir was accompanied by his wife Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah and some of his immediate family members, and his wife was one of the speakers, hence indicating that not only both Tuns endorsed the demands made by the demonstrators but they are supporting the demands which includes LGBT rights as written on the poster carried by their granddaughter, Ineza Roussille who is also Marina’s daughter.

Also seen at the rally were the infamous Siti Zabedah, Ambiga, Teresa Kok, Marina Mahathir and those who constantly slander the ideology of our country by saying that Malaysia is a secular country, fighting against the Federal Constitution that enshrines Malaysia as an Islamic country, questioning the constitutional duties of the government to protect the religion of Islam, trying to lower the position of Islam in Malaysia to the same level as other religions, making baseless and malicious accusations towards the Islamic authorities, fighting for the rights of LGBT and a lot more of other things.

Now, apa dah jadi Tun? Tun dah sokong tuntutan COMANGO?

Perhaps, COMANGO may consider making one of the Tuns their spokesperson for the coming UPR in Geneva.  

I really wonder who is the real Tun; is it the person who he used to be or the person he is now.

Related Posts:

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  3. Tun Dr Mahathir, From A Statesman To A Street Demonstrator
  4. Tun Dr. Mahathir, “Kalau Marahkan Nyamuk Jangan Bakar Kelambu”
  5. Tun M: “Perdana Menteri Buat Demonstration” (Video)
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Answering “Marina: What crime has Namewee committed?”

Free Malaysia Today (FMT) published an article, “Marina: What crime has Namewee committed?” where Marina Mahathir criticised the arrest of the controversial rapper Namewee.

Police reports were made by the public against Namewee after he humiliated Islam and the other three main religions in Malaysia in his music video, “Oh My God!”

I would like to answer Marina’s statement; the FMT article will be in red and my answers will be in blue.

PETALING JAYA: Offending sensibilities isn’t necessarily a crime, says human rights activist Marina Mahathir.

Commenting on the arrest of controversial rapper Namewee over his newest music video, Marina told FMT she felt the police action was extreme and probably prompted by a need to appease oversensitive Muslims.

It is Namewee and people like Marina whose “actions were extreme”, as if their human rights is above the highest law of our country, the Federal Constitution.

Namewee not only humiliated Islam, the religion of the Federation but he also disrupts the peace and harmony of the Muslims.

Article 3(1):

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

The word, “peace and harmony” in the Article 3(1), was interpreted by the then Federal Court judge, Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali in the Court of Appeal’s judgement of 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.

“We can’t keep kowtowing to people who spend most of their time being offended. I find it rather offensive that they are offended,” she quipped.

“We can’t keep kowtowing to people who spend most of their time” offending “others. I find it offensive that they” cannot respect the sensitivities of the majority others. 

Marina made a similar statement about oversensitive Muslims in a blog posting last January. She cited several “ridiculous things” that she said they would get hysterical over, including the alleged presence of pig DNA in chocolates and crucifix-like designs on the roofs of houses.

It is a pity that Marina is not sensitive about things like pig DNA in chocolates, because halal is a very serious matter in Islam, and as we are living in an Islamic country, the crucifix-like designs on the roofs of houses should be avoided.

She had added that she couldn’t understand why Malaysian Muslims were not ashamed to admit their faith was weak and in need of constant protection.

I cannot “understand why some Malaysian Muslims were not ashamed to admit their faith was weak” to the extent that they do nothing when Islam is being humiliated.

In contrary to Marina’s statement, only the Malaysian Muslims whose “faith was weak” will let others humiliate Islam.

I wonder why FMT wrote that Marina “couldn’t understand why Malaysian Muslims …” instead of ” “couldn’t understand why some Malaysian Muslims …” when Marina is also a Malaysian Muslim?

Criticising Namewee’s arrest, she said, “He should not have been treated that way. The authorities should look at the video properly and find out what laws he has broken. Just because people are offended, it doesn’t mean that it’s a crime.”

Even in a secular country like Singapore, people are not allowed to humiliate religion.

Instead of telling the authorities to “look at the video properly”, it is Marina who must take a good look at the video and understand that a peaceful nation is more important than letting people who have no respect to others doing what ever they wish just because they have nothing better to do.

She said she hadn’t seen the video herself.

A credible person will not make such a judgement and blames others about the video when the person “hadn’t seen the video herself”.

The 33-year-old Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday. He has been remanded for four days.

The offending video is for his song “Oh My God.” It shows him rapping in front of places of worship around the country.

Prematilaka KD Serisena, the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism had also spoken to FMT regarding the matter, saying that people needed a platform to voice their frustrations.

If the Secretary-General of MCCBCST and Marina think that the video does not offend them, it does not mean that the authorities must not take any action against the rapper.

It is against the human rights of other Malaysians to be forced to agree with them on the matter.

He said that the best way to deal with them was to hear them out. Sending Namewee to jail would only make matters worse, he added.

It is MCCBCHST’s right to let others humiliate the religions they represented but the council must understand that the rapper humiliate Islam, the religion of the Federation and the religion of our Malay Rulers who are the supreme heads of the States in Malaysia as well as the country.

It is weird that the council finds it alright when a person humiliate the religions under its umbrella but finds the need to interfere into the internal matter of Islam and denying the constitutional rights of the Muslims to manage their own religion when the council does not represent Islam.

In fact the interfaith group’s statement on Dato’ Seri Haji Hadi’s Private Member’s Bill regarding the Act 355 risks weakening constitutional liberties of the Muslim.


Is Marina Mahathir Scared Of Hudud?


Referring to the article above, I have several questions for Marina Mahathir, who is a daughter of former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

        1. What kind of Muslim is Marina, to say that she wants to leave Malaysia if hudud is implemented in this country?
          A Muslim should be happier when Islamic law is implemented in his or her country. It will be safer for them because it can turn our country into a more peaceful country. 
        2. “I cannot live in a country where people want to cut off hands, I’m sorry, or stone people to death,” Marina told Malay Mail Online in a recent interview here. What does she understand about Islam and hudud?
          I’m sorry for her because at her age, she still does not understand Islam and the Islamic law; but yet she still want to talk about hudud as if she is an expert on the subject.
        3. Is she scared of hudud? Has she done something wrong that might cause her to be punished under hudud?
          Contrary to what Marina thinks, Islamic law is fair and just. Islam is a peaceful religion.
        4. Marina claims to be a Muslim activist fighting for Muslim rights through an NGO called Sisters in Islam. Why would an ‘Islamic’ activist hate the Islamic law?
          I hope that Marina will understand that it is wrong for a Muslim to belittle the Islamic law.
        5. “She said the Iranian women, who were middle-class elites living in New York, had sounded bitter and were aggressive about keeping religion out of everything, noting that their counterparts had stayed back in Iran and fought from within, when women’s rights were rolled back after Iran became an Islamic state following the 1979 revolution.” Does Marina understand the difference between Syiah and Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah?
          Syiah is a deviant teachings which claims to be as a part of Islam. The rules of Syiah is against the rules of Islam. Like other liberals and plurals Marina does not understand Islam. Not only they refer Syiah as a part of Islam, but they are also forcing the Malaysian government to accept the teaching of Syiah as part of Islam; but at the same time they complain about the Syiah law as practiced in Iran.
        6. “It’s natural to me, if I see something wrong, to say something, or to do something,” said Marina. Does she see hudud as “something wrong”?
          If she does, I’m so sorry for her.
        7. “It’s a form of worship. It’s how I act out my life as a Muslim. If you say it’s a way of life, it’s not just about rituals. It’s acted out by trying to do good, to be charitable and to ensure justice,” she added. Is Marina trying to tell others how a Muslim should lives their life?
          A person with no proper knowledge on a subject must not talk as if they are an expert on that subject. Marina who fights for lots of things that is against Islam such as LGBT rights, liberalism and pluralism of religion should not talk about Islam as if she really understands Islam better than others.