Why Distribute Christian Flyers in A Malay Housing Area?


Article 11 Federal Constitution of Malaysia: 

11.(4) State law and in respect of the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam.

 

The statement above is an excerpt text from the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. The bold wordings shows that no propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among a person professing the religion of Islam.  As a Malaysian we all know for a fact that according to Article 3 of the Malaysian Constitution Islam is the religion of the federation but other religion can be practiced.

            You can spin it any way you want but the fact of the matter is, the law of this country does not allow any religion to be propagate against Muslims.  How hard is it to understand this matter? Seriously? Recently in, Taman Berjaya Indah Kajang Selangor after Wan Azizah Wan Ismail won the state seat, it was reported that Christian missionary was distributing flyers in a Malay/Muslim populated area.

            You don’t have to be a lawyer to understand the provision in Article 11 (4) of the Federal Constitution. It doesn’t even have legal jargons for anyone to be confused. And up till today we are baffled on why Christian missionaries are trying their best to ignore the provisions laid down by Article 11 (4) of the Federal Constitution. Why on earth do they want to destroy the harmony and peace that we have enjoyed for decades?

            We may believe in a higher power which is different from others, is it too hard for each and every one of us to respect each other. Furthermore, if the authority took action against these types of shenanigans, they will accuse the government of behaving like a tyrant. Just like when the authorities raid the Bible Society of Malaysia building. They keep on disregarding the fact that the government reaction is based on their action which clearly against the supreme law of the land i.e. the Malaysian Federal Constitution.

            Malaysia is a melting pot of culture, religion and race. Keep it real. If it’s clearly against the rule of law in the country, then why do it? The laws are made like that for a reason. Just go with the flow. Abide the law and be happy, is it that hard for everyone to understand?

The usage of Inmarsat and the application of satellite monitoring in the search of MH370:


The Inmarsat is the leading organization on satellite monitoring which was established in 1979 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Its main focus is to enable ships to stay in constant touch with any available ports and shores in order for them to get help if anything would happen to the vessel. The Inmarsat will connect ships and vessels no matter how far it went out to sea.

The Inmarsat has more than 60 location world-wide and provide around the clock support facilities for their patrons. Although it is a commercial based system, the Inmarsat are also involved in many search & rescue operations. They will provide and analyse data to be given to relevant authorities in such operation. After 35 years Inmarsat has emerged as the leading provider of Aerospace and Maritime information.

After 9th of March 2014, Inmarsat has been a household name in Malaysia. Before this, Inmarsat is known only to those who are involved in the maritime business, but now from the hawker stalls in Jakarta to the Malaysian Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, everyone are talking about Inmarsat and their contribution towards the search & rescue mission of flight MH370.

Some might think that satellite imagery that Inmarsat and militaries from the 26 nation is easily interpreted. This is the result of watching too much Hollywood movies. The raw data from satellites does not come with a clear full coloured image. Raw data are represented by a plotted image that must be processed by using complicated coding. Satellite imagery is not like when you take picture with your digital camera. It is more complicated than that.

A lot of criticism had come from the foreign and local media saying that the Malaysian government has not released the full information on the data collected by the search and rescue operators. Some has even criticized the blurry image of the satellite image saying that the government intentionally distorted the image so that the public cannot see the real condition on what is happening in the Indian oceans. Well, the truth is, this is the best that we can get out of the satellite photos. The Malaysian government has even released raw data to ensure that the public is up to date with the current scenario.

Malaysia has done its best to provide the facilities that is needed to find out what had happened to flight MH370. However, there are parties who think that that the government doesn’t doing enough just because they don’t understand the concept and method used by the search and rescue operator. On a lighter note, Malaysia was praised by all of the commanding officers of the 26 nations that were directly involved with the search operation. US Navy Commander William Marks stated that the Malaysian government has done an exceptional job in coordinating the water-space and airspace management in finding the plane.

Even though criticised harshly by the media, the government of Malaysia turn a deaf ear on the comments and focus all their efforts on investigating what had happened to the plane. This is a true meaning of responsibility. The Malaysian government should be praised for their everlasting conviction and determination in the search for flight MH370.

COMANGO: The ideological battle of western thoughts and eastern values.


“At the heart of human rights is the belief that everybody should be treated fairly and with dignity – no matter what their circumstances.

This means that nobody should be tortured or treated in and inhuman or degrading way.

It also means that nobody has the right to ‘own’ another person or to force them to work under threat of punishment.”

When we talk about human rights, many of us will always refer to the western views mainly on the subject of freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of expression is the three most common topics associated with human rights. In the current socio-political climate of the world, human right is debated not only on the international level, but also are being discussed casually amongst friends and colleague. It is a topic most discussed by people of all levels. The question is do we understand the real meaning of “human rights” and can they be practice by all regardless of the country, race and religion of that particular person?

Many of us failed to understand that most ideas on human rights and human rights activism come from the west. The west meaning, the ideological stands of post-World War II allied countries on the rights and liberties of a human being.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the pinnacle of the human rights activism. It is regarded as guidance by most human rights activist. However, the problem with UNDHR is that they are only focusing on the intention and view of westerners.

And the views and thoughts of the westerners are adopted by COMANGO and many other eastern organizations without taking into consideration of eastern values. Specifically in the context of religion and eastern norms as organizations like COMANGO cannot force western ides in eastern values and culture.

COMANGO fails to understand the concept of eastern way of life and culture tries very hard to enforce western thinking by disregarding the majority thoughts on religion and cultural aspect in Malaysia. Their action of referring the Malaysian government to the United Nation is considered as unhealthy and must be stopped immediately as it is against the aspiration of the nation.

The inadequacy of the UNDHR to be a guideline for eastern countries such as Malaysia is the main reason why our government refuse to rectify the declaration and accept its ideas for the people of this country. As a melting pot of culture, religion and ideologies the government needs to tread lightly to ensure that the harmony and peace are well preserved amongst its people. The action of COMANGO is an insult not only to the country but also to their intelligent.

COMANGO and those who supports their movement clearly don’t understand that our eastern culture clearly cannot adopt the declaration as it was made only for the benefit of the westerners. Eastern cultures cannot accept the declaration as we ourselves have our own rules and beliefs that we follow. COMANGO and its supporters has clearly misinterpreted the UNDHR, they are the sad victims of the western concept of “Universalism”. Universalism is a concept derived by the westerners to colonize the hearts and mind of easterners hence the same as the concept of globalization and the new world order.

It is clear that COMANGO consist of what the Chinese call a BANANA. “Banana” is a Singaporean slang which refers to a Chinese who had abandoned their tradition and think more of themselves as westerners rather than an Asian. Like a real Banana they are yellow (banana skin) on the outside, but white (Western thinking and culture) on the inside.

WAN AZIZAH FACES ROUGH PATH, EXPECTS MAJORITY REDUCE


Early voting has begun in the Kajang state seat by-election involving policemen and their families who would be working on  polling day this Sunday and thus would not be able to cast their votes.

While the 1,197 of the total 39,278 casted their votes today, candidates on both sides of the political divide are still desperate to outwit each other – one to retain the seat with higher majority while the other to win or at the very least reduce th majority of the opponent.

With three more days to polling which is fixed for Sunday, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate Wan Azizah Ismail is under tremendous pressure as she walk the thin line between being considered ‘tool of her husband’ and a potential assembly woman who could serve the electorate.

Being the party president who had let go her Permatang Pauh parliament seat in Penang seat for her husband to return to mainstream politics, Wan Azizah is working day and night to ensure not just victory but higher majority in trying to ‘save her husband’s dignity’ as the by-election was forced by her husband for him to helm Selangor.

With the theme ‘From kajang To Putrajaya’, Wan Azizah is left with no choice but to ‘force upon electorates’ that it is the only way for her husband who is the party de facto chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to unseat Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Some of the urban electorate who had voted for the party during the last general election are questrioning the ‘wsidom of Anwar’ forcing the by-election which Anwar named it as the Kajang Move.

This is the setback Wan Azizah is facing as urban electorates who are well acquainted with political maneuverings are not comfortable with Anwar pulling such strategy just to unseat incumbent Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Besides considering that as Anwar’s personal interest rather than them as electorate, Wan Azizah is also being handicapped with internal problems where the party deputy president Azmin Ali is busy strategising how to defend himself from the challenge by Khalid for his position.

In fact, Azmin has been busy sending his supporters all over the country campaigning for him to retain his deputy president post leaving the by-election to other party eladers and members.

The party poll will be held on April 26 and the results to be known on first week of May.

Meanwhile, Barisan Nasional (BN) Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun hit the campaign trail alongside other BN leaders on official events while Wanita Umno and Pemuda movement go door-to-door campaign daily even when the observers predict Wan Azizah would emerge victorious.

BATTLE OF TWO WOMEN – SYMPATHY VS IDEOLOGY


 

Kajang state seat by-election is a battle of sympathy versus ideology.

A battle of two women – one a president of a party – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) – set up on the basis of purported victimisation and the other a former vice-president of a Chinese-based party MCA under the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that believes in power sharing that benefit all Malaysians.

PKR’s Datin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail is standing in for her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who was found guilty on a sodomy charge and convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.

Datuk Paduka Chiew Mei Fun is fielded when the Kajang state seat was vacated, planned by Anwar to enable him to become Selangor Mentri Besar, which was on the pretext of solving the feud between current Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and party deputy president Azmin Ali.

The voters, educated urban dwellers numbering 38,965, comprising 48 percent Malays, 41 percent Chinese and 10 percent Indians will make their decision on polling day fixed for March 23.

Chiew arrived at Kajang Sports Complex around 8.50am while Wan Azizah arrived five minutes later, both accompanied by leaders of their respective parties and their component parties.

Wan Azizah, accompanied by Anwar and Khalid as well as other leaders from the party filed her nomination papers around 9 am together with Chew, who was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and other senior BN leaders including Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

At stake is PKR’s pride as the seat was held by the party the last two terms while for BN, it is a yardstick to gauge its support from Chinese voters who had practically ‘abandoned’ the rulign coalition in last year’s general election.

However, the by-election is in reality for the MCA to gauge its influence that has taken a big dive when racial issues were played up by its nemesis DAP sin

Wan Azizah is said to be the saving grace for Anwar as her candidacy has changed the minds of the voters where talks had it earlier that Anwar would not get the numbers he expected as voters had doubted his sincerity in wanting to help Selangorians but his personal ambition.

Wan Azizah is going in banking on sympathy as her main theme – a loyal wife subsevient to her husband allegedly victimised by the ruling part – which many observers said would sell ‘like hot cakes’ given her past sacrifices for Anwar.

Chiew’s development theme may be buried by sentiments of sympathy and MCA cannot make the by-election as the yardstick to gauge its support smong ther Chinese community.

 

UMNO YOUTH AND WANITA APPROACH VOTERS IN A SOFT WAY


‘Tumpang lalu” or kindly allow me to pass through is Umno Youth’s campaign theme, which at present seems to be the best way in the attempt to win the hearts and minds of the 39,965 voters in Kajang state seat constituency.

Antoginistic approach, like the previous by-elections by both sides of the political divide had the Barisan Nasional (BN) on the defensive given the opposition’s expertise in picking and highlighting issues.

The Kajang state seat by-election is no ordinary election where ideologies are marketed to voters and presentation of track records are highlighted for their perusals are not much in use.

Called the Kajang Move by opposition chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim because he chases after the Mentri Besar post to catapult him to Putrajaya, the forced by-election is no more than just to elect him to be eligible to be come Mentri Besar, nothing more.

Given the background, Umno Youth seems to be on the right track in the campaign trail as going head-on will not do any good, after all, Anwar’s supporters will not change their minds and those on the fence will not go for an aggressive BN.

The campaign trail which officially begin Tuesday saw an aggressive Anwar and opposition leaders meeting voters, talking about the Kajang Move but camouflaged under the ‘lack of care’ for the constituency such as traffic jams and so on – the daily hazards of life.

Locking horns on such issues will only benefit the opposition as their speakers and leaders possess the oratorial skills and can present their cases better.

Thus, Umno Youth’s campaign line is considered as most appropriate as ‘please, allow me to pass through’ is a nice way of saying give me a minute to fill your mind instead of confronting the oppositions in an open verbal confrontation without any ending.

Thursday saw the movement head Khairy Jamaluddin doing Isya’ prayer at Taman Kota Cheras, , meet and dinner  as well as santai or relax and chat with youths.

Wanita Umno is also embarking on the ‘kasih sayang’ campaign – besides the house-to-house – which the movement is well known for, visiting women voters in their homes, talking in their own lingo.

Thursday had Wanita chief datuk Seri Sharizat Jalil visiting patients at Taman Sekamat, then at Batu 12 and visit handicapped people at Taman Korporasi Cuepecs.

While for Anwar, he has practically gone to 90 percent of the constituency and since he was barred from contesting, he now introduces Wan Azizah to the voters, re-visiting the places he had covered thus far.

Wan Azizah is a soft woman and a soft-speaking type who, unlike her husband, her voice will be drowned if put on stage in a rally.

WAN AZIZAH TOOL OF ANWAR’S AMBITION


It is ‘war’ in Kajang, politically that is, as Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Barisan Nasional (BN) slug it out to win the hearts and minds of the 39,000-odd voters, who are forced to go to poll because of one man’s plan called the Kajang Move.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, de facto chief of PKR planned the move to helm Selangor on the basis to end the feud between current Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and the party deputy chief Azmin Ali and to stop claims of Selangor Umno onslaught.

Unfortunately, he was ‘out of action’ when found guilty of sodomy and sentenced to five years jail, and he got his wife Datin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail who is also PKR president to ‘stand in’ for him.

And since Anwar is still free as he is out on bail and waiting for appeal, he told the nightly ceramahs that the Kajang move is till on.

What is the Kajang Move which is still on where Wan Azizah is now being burdened with?

From what Anwar mentioned in his ceramah is the move would enable him to make Selangor as the platform to jump to Putrajaya, through the state’s progress in economy and development.

He wanted Malaysians at large to look at Selangor as a model state an then choose him as Prime Minister in the next general election.

So that is Kajang Move where the electorate have to be sacrificed to enable him to contest the state seat, then get Khalid to step down and he takes over.

So the Kajang Move is actually a plan for him to be Menteri Besar and then Prime Minister, without any consideration on people’s interests or benefits.

Wan Azizah is now a ‘tool’ for Anwar to achieve his aim as she is seen and in fact is clean politically and loyal to her husband’s wishes and needs.

Never mind about being made used of, after all she has a responsibility towards the party she leads as well as her husband.

She wants the party to retain Kajang and if possible with higher majority, at a time when her husband’s name is no longer the ‘talk of town’ as his name no longer gets ‘the adrenaline of men nor women’ going at his speed.

Except for his followers, Anwar’s news is now taken as a ‘mention in passing’ thing as Kajang electorate no longer ‘wait in anticipation’ or anxious’ as they have made up their minds.

However, with Wan Azizah in the lead role, the mindset change as talks have it that she is a victim of circumstances, a nice woman who is loyal to her husband and have no choice.

Blogger have her named as ‘Pelakon Air Mata’ (The Teary Eyes Actress) as her campaign line is expected to be more on wooing sympathy than political ideology and other issues against the ruling BN.

All the above aside, it is the electorate who will decide whether to sympathies with Wan Azizah and vote her to allow her husband achieve his personal aim or vote BN Datuk Paduka Chiew Mei Fun who is truly a ‘worker’ who wants to serve the people sincerely.