By ALIRAN.

The Allah issue has now literally become a burning issue. We are appalled that extreme elements have resorted to fire bombs to target three churches in the Klang Valley. These are reprehensible and cowardly acts that deserve to be roundly condemned.

Malaysians are disturbed and disillusioned by the lack of a firm stand by the national leadership in putting a stop to the heat and tension that is being deliberately generated by the bigots and zealots in our midst.

Both the Prime Minister and the Home Minister had reportedly ”backed the right to protest within mosque grounds”(Malaysian Insider). The PM was quoted in the NST as saying, “As far as possible, we do not want people to protest, but we cannot stop them from doing so if they gather at mosques and if confined to a certain area.”

This may have been taken by some as a tacit go-ahead signal. Knowing how volatile the Allah issue had become, it was the height of irresponsibility to take such a stand. This stand did not pay any attention to national security, our peace and harmony – favourite catch phrases – which are commonly used to justify detentions of those demonstrating against the government or their policies. In the name of national security, our peace and harmony, water cannons had been used in the past to disperse crowds, make arrests and brutally beat up demonstrating Malaysians gathered in or near mosques and temples.

But in this instance, no harsh instructions or stern warnings were given to discourage certain people from turning this political issue into an explosive one.

The talk around town suggests that certain quarters were desperate to win back lost Malay support and were therefore fanning this issue for selfish reasons.

We call upon the PM and the Home Minister to take a public stand and condemn acts and deeds that are not in keeping with the principles of Rukun Negara. In this most volatile period, it must be the national interest that should be paramount and must prevail.

Malaysians too must stand up for tolerance and respect for our differences as well as for the rule of law. We must isolate these un-Malaysian bigots, who are a small minority.

Aliran Executive Committee
8 January 2010

99 responses »

  1. Richard Loh says:

    Please read the two speeches by PAS and umno Presidents one day after the Church bombing and the protest at the mosque and take this poll:

    Poll : Which Party Do You Trust And Are More Sincere When Talking About Islam To The Non Muslim Malaysians

  2. Katharina Sri (former: Noor Aza) says:

    This is indeed pathetic! There seems to be increasing hatred towards non-Muslims, especially towards Christians, in both dynamically multicultural Malaysia and Indonesia, and globally, including Pakistan, Egypt and Sudan as in the news. This is only recent history in some places – due to the influence of foreign-based Islamic fanaticism; particularly from vile Al-Qaeda kind of Islam. To be practical, Intelligence must be placed in the local Muslim NGOs, schools, Universities and mosques. This is to ensure that Al-Qaeda led/controlled local leaders or foreign maniac jihadists are not stirring up the ideology of “Clash of Civilization” – using God and Islam, to justify such hatred and arrogant dominating political power. Particularly brainwashing the young generation. Thus, it is not the West that is constructing such “Clash of Civilization”, but these kind of Al-Qaeda brainwashed fanatical Muslims themselves! They want a Third World War – in order to imperialize the world, especially oil rich non-Arabic Islamic/partly Islamic world, with their kind of Dark Age, violent and homogenous Arabic-cultural style Islam (that include homogenizing of identity – in Arabic-style veiling, for greatly diverse Muslim women/girls globally)

    Please sign petitions below, in solidarity, for those who believe in justice:

    1. By – Marina Mahathir & other liberal Malaysian Muslims & non-Muslims/feminists/activists
    http://www.petitiononline.com/Msia0801/petition.html (open to non-Muslims as well)

    2. At – Amnesty International Org (UK)
    http://www.sudan365.org/en-take-action.html

    Katharina Sri (former: Noor Aza)

    Germany.

  3. Nice Lim says:

    DATUK SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM condemn BN Najib in handling ‘ALLAH’ issue unfairly and sending out negative message that give a green light to their BN Umno lunatic protesters a license…like they are protected by their own leaders…that lead to fire-bombing of churches in Malaysia….PR (PAS,PKR,DAP) and all Malaysians condemn this barbaric and lunatics act ….like cowards…
    http://greenboc.blogspot/2010/01/pembakar-gereja-berani-kerana-sedar.html

    http://www.youtube.com/user/greenboc

  4. oA says:

    .

    if a person can kill to be in power he can basically do anything just to maintain his power.

    – the murder of Teoh and the burning of churches … etc.

    the pm and the grand old man – they do know.

    .

  5. wandererAUS says:

    Let us not kid ourselves, if we put racist mongrels and religious maggots in running the Govt, nothing will change and nothing can change. These political scumbag opportunists strive on the ignorance of their supporters…half a century of Merdeka we see a situation o intolerance and violence, instead of, a peace and goodwill among all the races.

  6. wits0 says:

    Umno’s motto is : “Bangsa, Ugama, Negara”.

    This is why sh*t happens.

  7. lion says:

    What happens here fits the pattern, from Pakistan to Iran to Yemen to Afghanistan to Lebanon to Indonesia to Turkey to Egypt to Malaysia, for centuries, Christians and all other “infidels” are being persecuted, tortured and sometimes killed, in the name of “Allah”.

    Many in Malaysia do not get to know these things because the government don’t want you to know about it.

    I am not saying that there is no good Muslims out there, yes, there are.

    The problem is, many of those “Good Muslims” do nothing to stop the evil doers.

    Same thing happened in Malaysia.

    When Syed Hamid Albar banned the Herald from using the word “Allah”, where were the “Good Muslims”?

    It wasn’t that they (Good Muslims) do not know that the word “Allah” existed way before Islam. They knew that. But they did nothing.

    So this thing simmered for couple of years and when the court ruled that “Allah” could be used by the Christians, and the evil doers were fanning the fire, again, where were the “Good Muslims”?

    Did they do anything? Nope.

    Only after the Christian churches being attacked they (Good Muslims) come out and say whatever they say.

    Why didn’t they stop the evil doers before the bad things happened?

    Don’t tell me they don’t know what those evil doers are doing.

  8. wits0 says:

    “if a person can kill to be in power he can basically do anything just to maintain his power.” – oA.

    If a person has no sense of shame, he can commit anything, given the opportunity like power.

  9. wits0 says:

    “When Syed Hamid Albar banned the Herald from using the word “Allah”, where were the “Good Muslims”?” – lion.

    What did the MSM do then – to enlighten their readerships? I regard them as being complicit.

  10. lion says:

    MSM has been doing the MSM thingy — LYING.

    My point being, where were the “Good Muslims” when all that happened?

  11. wits0 says:

    “My point being, where were the “Good Muslims” when all that happened?” – lion.

    Afraid to shake their UNITY thing. Conforming.

    That’s why Susan’s motto is and has always been, “integrity above unity”!

  12. lion says:

    I never expect that the “Good Muslim” can successfully stop the evil doers. But at the very least, if they have done something, things won’t get as bad as what has happened.

    I mean, if Marina dared to come out and say “Yes, Allah is for all, not only for the Muslims”, there would at least start an inter-Muslim dialog on the matter.

    But no, there was no one, not even the “Good Muslims”, who did anything.

    All they are doing now, in American parlance, is “Monday afternoon quarterback”, which is, to do the things after-the-fact.

    After the Christian churches have been attacked, after the name of “Malaysia” has been ruined and ridiculed, after all that, the so-called “Good Muslims” come out and say “I condemn this”, “I find what has happened repugnant”.

    C’mon !

    Anyone can do that.

    If they really really want to be “Good Muslims”, they need to have more backbones.

  13. wits0 says:

    “If they really really want to be “Good Muslims”, they need to have more backbones.”

    That’s also a world side Ideological problem arising from an authoritarian creed that is top heavy and does not encourage thinking at the grass root but is, in fact, sorely at odds with the democratic ideals of the rest of the free world.

  14. vsp says:

    Najis is adamant that “1Malaysia” is still intact. Everybody knows, unless he is a buffoon, that “1Malaysia” is about multibillion advertising contracts. Najis is indirectly correct, the gravy train will still go on. And who did he boast this fairy tale to? – to some 7,000 Umno supporters in Hulu Selangor.

    But for the others: what the heck, if there is really a “1Malaysia”, why were 3 churches being torched over a non-issue?

  15. wits0 says:

    “Najis is adamant that “1Malaysia” is still intact.”

    Such a bad grotesque joke by way of (signature)denial. The Humpty Dumpty that’s fallen off the wall won’t even make a palatable omelette.

  16. lion says:

    wits0 :“If they really really want to be “Good Muslims”, they need to have more backbones.”
    That’s also a world side Ideological problem arising from an authoritarian creed that is top heavy and does not encourage thinking at the grass root but is, in fact, sorely at odds with the democratic ideals of the rest of the free world.

    I find it totally preposterous that one has to sign off one’s brain in order to join a certain religion.

    I too am a religion person, and yes, at times I do feel that my religion gets kinda stifling.

    At those times I become a non-conformist.

    For me, the brain is the gift from the Almighty.

    And I can’t think of a greater disrespect to God if I should sign off that great gift just to join a bunch of people singing praises to God.

    Whether or not a religion is top heavy, there still doesn’t give anyone an excuse to stop thinking.

  17. wits0 says:

    “I find it totally preposterous that one has to sign off one’s brain in order to join a certain religion.” – lion.

    Yes. A religion has to be a PERSUASION and not a Compulsion. Otherwise the Pandora Box of all that is ill (as through human politics) enters and it is no better than just a Cult, no matter how many are the said followers.

  18. wits0 says:

    The Advanced Bonewits’ Cult Danger Evaluation Frame
    (version 2.6)
    http://fwd4.me/AlV

  19. Sam says:

    Some self-appointed defenders of Islam including the chief of “1 Malaysia” have insisted that Catholics should use “Tuhan” instead of “Allah” to address the Catholic or Christian God. But in the national anthem, “Tuhan” (not “Allah”) bless the country (…Tuhan kurniakan…). How now ?!!!. If Malay-Muslims are that easily confused as portrayed by some politicians, they must be thinking that Malaysia is blessed by the Catholic/Christian God, and the Muslim God “Allah” is perpetually on leave. Perhaps, this confusion may cause the government to change the national anthem by replacing “Tuhan” with “Allah”. But then again, non-muslims will not be allowed to sing the national anthem. Then it would be non-muslims’ turn to be confused. If this issue goes to the courts, even the judges will get kepala pening. So much for “1 Malaysia”!!!. It looks more like “1 Helluva confusing & divide and rule”!!!.

  20. veryupset says:

    Is this what the Islamic teachings is all….. about??? What newspaper is “stroking” fire n has been doing about it???

    Does Rm500,000 settles everything? After encouraging than saying don’t blame us is justified????

    Are these “attackers” going to be arrested or not…??
    By arresting them does that mean the word “Allah” is approved..??

    Does one “fear” that “these people” will go against him should the attackers be arrested….?????

  21. Shame On You says:

    SYAITAN BERCAKAP

  22. storm62 says:

    Allah = For all HIS servants.

    Ah Lah = owned by melayu umno.

    Pak Lah = owned by Jeanne.

    Ah Long = owned by umno & mca.

    Ah Beng = owned by monty.

    Are you guys clear now?

  23. sam says:

    I think religion ,most probably is the greatest multi level marketing scheme ever.
    Thats probably why there are so many sub sects.

  24. monsterball says:

    I simply love the forgiveness speeches from the victims right now…practicing true faith hope and charity..shaming the culprits.
    Mahathir is testing a new car engine…mounted on a motor bike…and he is “riding”…like a small kid…..motionless…for show..feeling so happy…not about the motor….but you can bet..he is happy…race ad religion are used by his adopted son..as he wishes.
    Why is he so quiet on the incidents?
    Because he may say…”Serve the Christians right.. Najib did the right thing”….and let the cat .out of the bag.

  25. wits0 says:

    “Why is he so quiet on the incidents?”

    How can an recalcitrant demagogue stay silent? Here:
    http://freemalaysiatoday.com/english/?p=6556

  26. monsterball says:

    Yes…you are right…sam.
    All religions are being manipulated by cunning religious teachers and dictators.
    But in Malaysia..UMNO is using it to get re-elected..to avoid being exposed as con men robbers and thieves.
    The must try all stunts to get elected at all cost.
    That’s the difference between the world..using religion and UMNO using it.
    Of course..they had so much success for 54 years…they are experts in twisting..bluffing…scheming…sweet talking..you name all the crooks art and crafts..they know it….and the master of all arts…Mahathir…make sure…the best of twisters should be PM….not important..got brain or qualified or not…..plus it is a Dynasty…from father to son…right now.
    So you see..if UMNO is voted out..can you imagine how many will be arrested for corruptions?

  27. monsterball says:

    Wits0…yes you are right.That big mouth spoke….and actually hinting to Najib how to speak too.
    There is no doubt in my mind…he is happy that UMNO can perform their kind of politics..the know best..thinking…Malaysians cannot put fingers to point at them…as masterminds.
    That is what they are thinking now..ignoring the weeks of instigation…provocations by speeches and newspapers.
    This is clear sign..UMNO is heading to apply the worst to keep staying in power.

  28. monsterball says:

    waaaa Asia Internet at SS15..is the biggest .with more than a hundred computers.
    How to look for a rat?….my machais asked me…..hahahahahahahahaha

  29. monsterball says:

    Christians can forgive arsonists..why can’t I?…hahahahahahaha
    Yes…it is faith.. hope and charity time…no anger must be shown.
    Most kop..tiam fellas all gone spending quality time with love ones…..hahahahahaha

  30. monsterball says:

    hahahahahahaha…trying to be nice again…….knowing machais are hunting for the rat..at Asia Internet.
    Wait a while…when he is half drunk…with false balls…talk big again.

  31. monsterball says:

    OK…I keep quiet.
    Little fun is enough for me on such a sad situation..right now.

  32. Shame On You says:

    giblues :
    hmm m0nsterball seems to have grown up and matured since the last time i logged in. that is good news indeed. hehehe.

    SHAME ON YOU giblues

  33. giblues says:

    shame on me? why, what did i do? do u know what m0nsterball has been doing all this while?

  34. Shame On You says:

    giblues :
    “religion is just a cult gone big-time”.
    -m0nsterball
    how r u honey…hehehe. (reformed t0kio.rain)

    r u his girlfriend Miss giblues????????????

  35. giblues says:

    haiya…here we go again. hehehe.

  36. storm62 says:

    what girlfriend?….it’s a shim (she + him)…pondan, po hiao, transvestite, ah kua….no more rain ka?

  37. storm62 says:

    hello monty, get ready some KY.

  38. storm62 says:

    Sarawak SNAP joins PKR

    http://www.malaysianmirror.com/homedetail/45-home/25757-sarawak-party-joins-pakatan

    yep, umno pls burn more churches and let Allah show you the way out of Sarawak.

  39. Alamak says:

    storm62 :what girlfriend?….it’s a shim (she + him)…pondan, po hiao, transvestite, ah kua….no more rain ka?

    ALAMAK this {giblues} is a pondan ! Goody gosh yeah KY needed. hehehe

  40. Alamak says:

    ALAMAK umno is a mad cow and now going BOLEH-HOOD in international news !!!!!!!!!

  41. Shame On You says:

    Alamak :

    storm62 :what girlfriend?….it’s a shim (she + him)…pondan, po hiao, transvestite, ah kua….no more rain ka?

    ALAMAK this {giblues} is a pondan ! Goody gosh yeah KY needed. hehehe

    SHAME ON YOU transvestite giblues

  42. Crankshaft says:

    Oh well. 5 churches, 1 school and counting.

  43. Fairness says:

    Just shut up you bigots.
    Now you are calling for ISA.
    What a bunch of hypocrites.

  44. Alamak says:

    {MAD COW DISEASE} only in Umno and the gangs.
    They are full blown disease now and all gone {AMOK}.
    Moo moo Umno cow

  45. Menyalak-er says:

    Seems that i can’t get into this blog? Banned am i?
    Aiya, nevermind. Crankshaft it’s 7 attempts oredi with the newest in Miri.
    No worries, be happy.

  46. Alamak says:

    Fairness :Just shut up you bigots.Now you are calling for ISA.What a bunch of hypocrites.

    ALAMAK !
    Fairness must be fair and call for Umno and the fire-bombing Catholics churches cow gangsters to be {ISA} hehehe

  47. Fairness says:

    It could be others but Umno, the Malays, the Muslims are blamed.
    What about the suraus that are also vandalised.

  48. storm62 says:

    Alamak….make sure you spell you nick accurately otherwise you will go international too…..please becareful when you type….Ah Lah Mak…mother of Ah Lah.

  49. storm62 says:

    Crankshaft :
    Oh well. 5 churches, 1 school and counting.

    it’s 7 (seven) already, latest one in Miri.

  50. Alamak says:

    Alah Fairness, don’t talk nonsense here.hehehe
    Just go and jihad yourself then.hehehe

  51. storm62 says:

    oophsss sorry menyalak-er, repeated yr comment.

  52. storm62 says:

    Fairness :
    Just shut up you bigots.
    Now you are calling for ISA.
    What a bunch of hypocrites.

    siapa makan cili dia rasa pedas

    hi hi hi….where’s the responsibility?

  53. Alamak says:

    storm62 :Alamak….make sure you spell you nick accurately otherwise you will go international too…..please becareful when you type….Ah Lah Mak…mother of Ah Lah.

    Alamak storm62, my family al sell nasi lu mak la.hehehe
    What to do as ala our first name!
    Will it get ban Internationally with this ala spelling storm62 ??????

  54. storm62 says:

    should lodge a police report on Najis for contempt of police investigation.

    before the police can conclude anything, he says don’t blame umno. his body language tells everything….he’s lying again…..sign of guiltiness….ha ha ha.

  55. justme says:

    Churches attacked in Perak, Malacca and S’wak
    Jan 10, 10 12:36pm
    More churches have come under attack in Sarawak, Perak and Malacca, revealed the authorities.

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/121594

    Pressure on the judiciary as well?

  56. storm62 says:

    Alamak, you better go register “Ah Lah Mak na si lu mak” before umno does.

  57. ktteokt says:

    Just like the cow head demonstrators, NAJIS and KERISMUDDIN are going to find “excuses” not to charge them! Why? Because they are in the same boat, but don’t worry, this boat is scheduled to SINK very soon!

  58. Alamak says:

    ALAMAK the don’t dare in Kelantan !!!!!!!!
    Any church in Kelantan ???????????
    Umno is fake under Najib

  59. Alamak says:

    storm62 :Alamak, you better go register “Ah Lah Mak na si lu mak” before umno does.

    ALAMAK very funny name indeed I have!!!!!! hehehe

  60. storm62 says:

    test…moderator must be very hungry?

  61. kittykat46 says:

    “It could be others but Umno, the Malays, the Muslims are blamed” – Fairness

    The direct perpetrators may or may not have anything to do with UMNO.
    However, in the week leading up to the fire-bombings, anyone who has been following the issues would be aware mid-level and senior UMNO leaders have been leading the campaign to politicise the issue and make it out as a challenge to Islam. Finally Najib and cousin Hishamuddin gave a nod for the anti-Herald protests to proceed

    I am holding UMNO and its President Najib Tun Razak morally responsible for the firebombing of the churches.

    It was never an Islam vs.Christianity matter to start with.
    Christian Natives in Sarawak/Sabah have been using “Allah” in their prayers since before Malaysia existed. In 2005, the Home Minister turned the status quo upside down by banning the Bahasa Malaysia version of the Herald because it used the word “Allah” – as it has since 1996.

    The Catholic Church and the Herald went to court to argue that Kerajaan Malaysia does not have the power to interfere with content of the Herald, within the confinces of Christian religious practice.

    This is protected by the Constitution of Malaysia. UMNO loves to talk about the “Social Contract” in self-serving defence of its abuse of the NEP.

    Religious freedom is one of the most fundamental Social Contract in this country.

  62. storm62 says:

    umno pm & hm visited the church smilingly as though their plans work out well.

    http://kerajaanrakyat.blogspot.com/2010/01/aku-tak-kentut-dia-yang-kentut.html

  63. Menyalak-er says:

    Yes, morally responsible and reprehensible, KK. The Christians will forgive but not forget. Yes, i too believe that it is not a coordinated campaign – yet. Meanwhile, kerismuddin is calling this “vandalism” – sweet bejesus, what a word to use. The only “Vandal” is in him! Sack Rome, izzit? Frudian slip? Whazzup, you peddlar of chaos and ruin?
    Meanwhile, the Christian rebel/anarchist in me says that it is sometimes a good thing to be intimidated and persecuted, otherwise all those church goers won’t perk up and understand the Gospel.

  64. Sean says:

    kittykat46 – so was the ban pure ‘initiative’ on the part of the Home Ministry? Regardless of ‘threatened’ and ‘confusion’, I wasn’t aware of a single upset caused by non-Muslim use of ‘Allah’ before the ban. The ban itself appears to have brought the country to the brink of chaos. I think the Home Ministry’s responsibility is not just moral, but gross negligence at best.

    Good to hear the Pakatan new member news from Sarawak – SNAP FTW!

  65. Alamak says:

    ALAMAK their Mad Cow disease is now spread to other states and might go International very soon.hehehe
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/121594

  66. giblues says:

    i like it when m0nsterball is lost for words. i guess this issue is beyond his understanding. hehehe.

  67. Alamak says:

    ALAMAK our PM is impotent,powerless and useless.
    Dey Mr Najib, you better resign and stay in Mongul lah.

  68. Alamak says:

    ALAMAK! Then what happen to Mr Teoh Beng Hock second autopsy report now???????
    ALAMAK! What about Kugan and Altantuya murder case?????????
    ALAMAK! What about PKFZ 12.5bil scandals??????????
    ALAMAK finish lah like this Malaysia under this Najib la la!!!!!!!!!

  69. monsterball says:

    Storm62….Went to shop look for KY….all sold out. Maybe this weekend…all no going out…hentam indoors only.
    For that idiot..just shaft it in.

  70. monsterball says:

    hahahahahahahaha…I am lost for words….on the issue.
    If the victims can forgive….why must I speak….you gibbon who loves blues.
    You want to poke fire..do it with style like Najib la.

  71. monsterball says:

    Actually he has changed to be a pondan gibbon who love blues.
    King Kong will love to play a hole in one with him.
    I guess Storm62 is also ready for the game.
    Now…I keep quiet again.
    Maybe gibbon got tarok by storm62…fainted or at Asia Internet to get drunk…be brave and speak more gibberish stuffs.
    He ada musin punya.

  72. monsterball says:

    PEOPLE FROM COFFEE SHOPS……OK?
    The original word….BANNED……..hahahahahahaha

  73. monsterball says:

    coffee shop fellas ….banned?

  74. monsterball says:

    OK…coffee shop fellas we are…Storm62..rough.. tough and fearless.

  75. monsterball says:

    GOOD NIGHT

  76. storm62 says:

    becareful comrades, me no deal with terrorist like them.

  77. storm62 says:

    you’re doing well Avatar…come on AS, show what you’ve got?

  78. bangkalipoeylukiaka says:

    One one side, they condone the demonstration and the ugly acts (Tan Sri Ramon has pointed clearly that it started from the cow head incident)to suit their political needs.

    They want to divert people’s attention from all the scandals.

    On the other side, they pretend to condemn those hooligans and hand out people’s money as compensation.

    What a big mistake.

    How long can the people remain as fools?

  79. Menyalak-er says:

    Btw guys, it as usual hypocrisy on top of bigotry. The igp musang has warned the afflicted folks not to gather in Assumption Church on Wed 13/01/10! He assumes that it is going to be a protest… Actually Wed are are holy days when the more religious fast and have Bible classes or group meetings.
    A goody two shoes Christian (I’m not), fast twice a week on Wed and Fridays – now that’s 104 days per year! But now the polis are regulating church activities? I hope not.

  80. storm62 says:

    aiya menyalak-er, it’s the Hindraf guys this weds…they’re “irrelevant” now.

  81. storm62 says:

    i don’t deal with terrorist/racist/liars/spinners, do you read me?

  82. CSI says:

    It is hardly ten days to the new year and this country has full of shit! The shit it carried from the previous years has yet to be settled and new shit has hit the fans..Jibby you and your dirty tricks are numbered!

  83. CSI says:

    so they say come what may it has now arrived
    jibby in big hole full of shit

  84. monsterball says:

    Comrade Storm62 is wise and sharp. Let them spin as much as they like..which are liars and racists anyway.
    Terrorists?……..hhhmmmm….to each his own interpretation..not important.
    We deal with UMNO and BN worms and crackos …come here to disturb the blog….correct….Storm62?
    PS: went to loo…cannot help reading and comment one.
    Yes…comrade is the word for coffee shop brothers/sisters….freedom fighters…in spirits and minds….against crooks and tyrants..with no fear.
    Good night.

  85. wits0 says:

    The long fuse leading to the church fire bombings

    http://fwd4.me/Ank
    Press Statements
    Written by Dr Lim Teck Ghee
    Sunday, 10 January 2010 22:04

    excerpt:

    In Roll of Dishonour

    Dr Mahathir for shifting the political goal posts in 2001 by pronouncing Malaysia as an Islamic state at Gerakan’s 30th National Conference in September 2001.

    Dollah Badawi for his empty Islamic Hadhari rhetoric and spurning of the inter-faith dialogue.

    Minister Syed Hamid Albar for signing a directive on March 1, 2009 prohibiting the use of the word ‘Allah’ in Christian publications and withholding Herald’s publishing permit to gain political points for himself and Umno.

    Home Affairs Minister Hishammddin Hussein for lowering the bar further in applying the rule of law equally.

    Mukhriz Mahathir for following in his father’s footsteps of opportunism on race and religion when it suits his political agenda.

    Khairy Jamaluddin for being a keris-waving copycat and generally following in his father-in-law’s footsteps of promising much and delivering little.

    AG Gani Patail for exemplary political sycophancy in support of Umno’s agenda whatever the costs to the country.

    Awang Selamat, Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee Abdullah and Utusan Malaysia propagandists for driving a wedge between the various races.

    Umno Youth’s New Media unit Facebook administrators and cybertroopers for attempting to poison the minds of young Malays and Muslims about the threat to the Malays and Islam.

    Various notable Islamic intellectuals for their deafening silence which has allowed the rabble rousers to dominate the religious discourse.

    Barisan Nasional Cabinet members and leaders who have turned the other cheek not because they believe in the pacifist doctrine of responding to an aggressor without violence but simply for political opportunism and self-gain.

    The Star, New Straits Times and other mainstream papers for lack of journalistic ethics in the failure to draw attention to the rise of political party-related religious and right wing extremism.

  86. kittykat46 says:

    “Dr Mahathir…..pronouncing Malaysia as an Islamic state at Gerakan’s 30th National Conference in September 2001.” – wits0.

    Both Mahathir and BN leaders asked the rethorical question at the time – is there any non-Muslim who has been affected in any by the Islamic State announcement ?

    I always contended the damage is in the future, not in the past. The Islamic State prononouncement will be used to steadily restrict the breathing space for non-Muslims in Malaysia.

    The chickens are coming home to roost…with MCA and Gelekan still nodding approvingly. Both Ong Tee Kiat and Koh Tsu Koon’s response to this crisis is sickening.
    First complete silence last week in the face of UMNO religious shit-stirring, now acting as UMNO apologists.

  87. lee kok poh says:

    This is the result of those racist UMNO politicians and their garbage reporting media UM actions the past few months. Yet the government has not done anything. The top man PM and his DPM and HM must resign if they have any dignity and moral.
    UMNO is not only trying to scared the rakyat thru religion but also trying to divert the rakyat attention from the coming TBH death/murder, PKFZ and Military engines scandals, etc……
    Quote from one blogger:-
    “When a party president for more than two decades had said that his own party Umno is a racist party; Najib, what have you done to help erase that negative perception from the mind of people outside of Umno? Nothing.

    Instead, we witness one incident after another which remind us again and again that Umno is getting more racist each day. The cow-head incident, the handling of demonstrations, the calls for ‘bakar gereja’, ‘pendatang’, etc.

    You need not have to say that Umno is not racist. Just act to prevent these racist acts and refrain from being seen as blatantly condoning those acts. The resources and power are available and in your hands.”
    Ultimately, this really proved that 1Malaysia is just talk and talk.
    Time for rakyat to wake up and see thru this evil act by those racists in UMNO.

  88. wits0 says:

    Who’s this “Bonkers”?

    “KOTA KINABALU: Council of Jusitice of Peace Malaysia president Clarence Bongkos Malakun is asking Christians to take stock and drop using the term “Allah” in the interest of national security and public order….”
    http://freemalaysiatoday.com/english/?p=6687#comments

  89. kittykat46 says:

    “Who’s this “Bonkers”?” – wits0
    He’s Piring Ketinggalan’s No.2 in the Kadazan Cultural Society.
    They are all in UMNO’s pocket.

  90. kittykat46 says:

    “Who’s this “Bonkers”?” – wits0

    You know the saying a half-truth can be worse than a lie ?
    Calling the dude “President of the Council of JP” makes it sound like he’s a respected apolitical elder in society. He’s not.
    He’s Pairin Kitingan’s No. 2 man in the Kadazan Cultural Society – they are all in UMNO’s pocket.

  91. wits0 says:

    “He’s Pairin Kitingan’s No. 2 man in the Kadazan Cultural Society – they are all in UMNO’s pocket.’

    Isn’t that a big hidden problem? The Pairins(as I’ve always felt) are not reliable no matter what they say. Jefferey K joined PKR, so what. These guys were/are part the reason why East M’sia is always out of sync with West M’sia, comes the GE.

  92. siti tanjung says:

    ikalau agama lain tidak boleh sebut ‘ALLAH’ maknanya ban all the state antum especially Pahang and selangor which there’s ‘ALLAH’ in the song…

  93. wits0 says:

    Sounds like a fair judgement to me :

    Four reasons for controversial ‘Allah’ ruling
    http://fwd4.me/BdK

  94. wits0 says:

    Excellent write up by Bosco Philip Anthony:

    IGNORANCE BREEDS ARROGANCE
    http://destinybpacom.blogspot.com/2010/01/ignorance-breeds-arrogance.html

  95. Menyalak-er says:

    Wits, Justice Lau has more cojones and grey matter than the whole Cabinet of curiosities… The apes are playing with things they dunno anything about, quite possibly due to ‘genital mutiliation’ at a young impressionable age.

  96. wits0 says:

    Allah Case: Govt wrong on all counts

    http://www.mysinchew.com/node/34085?tid=14

  97. kittykat46 says:

    Unfortunately, I have very low expectations of the outcome at the Court of Appeals.

    Based legal opinions expressed by the “other side” I expect the C of A to give much weight to the G’ment’s usual escape clause 11(5) This Article does not authorize any act contrary to any general law relating to public order,
    public health or morality.

    Now, I really couldn’t see how the contents of a very lucidly written paper circulated only to Church-going Catholics could be construed as “contrary to public order” but that’s how our Judiciary, especially the Appeals Court works these days.

  98. wits0 says:

    “I have very low expectations of the outcome at the Court of Appeals.”

    Have none and one will not be disappointed.

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