Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flirting with Disaster: An Analysis on the Demand for Religious Freedom in Malaysia

When Hishamuddin said that it was gonna be resolved in a matter of days....

I knew he didn't know what exactly he was getting himself into....

Now that the chips have been laid do you think he would act?

MARCH 30 — We are grateful to Almighty God for bringing together Christian leaders from across churches in Semenanjung, Sabah and Sarawak to address the current controversy surrounding the impounding of Bahasa Malaysia Bibles, the Alkitab, at Port Klang and Kuching. This decision weighs heavily on us because of the implications not only for Christians but for all Malaysians.

We are united in our reaffirmation of the freedom of religion and worship. Therefore, our position is that there should be no restrictions, proscriptions or prohibitions whatsoever on the bible or the use of the language of our choice in the practice of our religion, as it was in the days before and after the formation of Malaysia.

Christians, like any other Malaysian, are not demanding for anything beyond our constitutional and fundamental human rights as enshrined in Article 11(1) of the Federal Constitution and Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The current controversy surrounding the Alkitab is just one of many issues that concerns Christians. There has been a systematic and progressive pushing back of the public space to practise, to profess and to express our faith. For example, the wearing and displaying of crosses and other religious symbols, the use of religious words and the construction of places of worship have been restricted.

When Christians express this concern, we do so not just for ourselves but on behalf of all Malaysians. Our faith forms a critical component of our identity as Malaysians in nation-building as enshrined in the first pillar of our nation’s Rukunegara: Belief in God. More here

Bishop Ng Moon Hing
Chairman and the Executive Committee
The Christian Federation of Malaysia

Bishop Ng Moon Hing since you've stated your position allow me to share with you why I have been consistently pushing forward a message that your actions especially of the Catholic's Church action is the wrong way to go...

To begin let us understand and compare among other countries how Religious Restriction is employed, what is the level of control and what kind of impact it has on the Social Harmony...

The first ever quantitative report was published in 2009 by the Pew Forum  
For more than half a century, the United Nations and numerous international organizations have affirmed the principle of religious freedom. For just as many decades, journalists and human rights groups have reported on persecution of minority faiths, outbreaks of sectarian violence and other pressures on religious individuals and communities in many countries. But until now, there has been no quantitative study that reviews an extensive number of sources to measure how governments and private actors infringe on religious beliefs and practices around the world.

Global Restrictions on Religion, a new study by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion; Public Life, finds that 64 nations - about one-third of the countries in the world - have high or very high restrictions on religion. But because some of the most restrictive countries are very populous, nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, the brunt of which often falls on religious minorities.

Some restrictions result from government actions, policies and laws. Others result from hostile acts by private individuals, organizations and social groups. The highest overall levels of restrictions are found in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran, where both the government and society at large impose numerous limits on religious beliefs and practices. But government policies and social hostilities do not always move in tandem. Vietnam and China, for instance, have high government restrictions on religion but are in the moderate or low range when it comes to social hostilities. Nigeria and Bangladesh follow the opposite pattern: high in social hostilities but moderate in terms of government actions.

Among all regions, the Middle East-North Africa has the highest government and social restrictions on religion, while the Americas are the least restrictive region on both measures. Among the world's 25 most populous countries , Iran, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and India stand out as having the most restrictions when both measures are taken into account, while Brazil, Japan, the United States, Italy, South Africa and the United Kingdom have the least.

The Pew Forum's study examines the incidence of many specific types of government and social restrictions on religion around the world. In 75 countries (38%), for example, national or local governments limit efforts by religious groups or individuals to persuade others to join their faith. In 178 countries (90%), religious groups must register with the government for various purposes, and in 117 (59%) the registration requirements resulted in major problems for, or outright discrimination against, certain faiths. More here

As someone who is quantitatively driven in my readings, I find the report extremely valuable for me to put forward my point of view on the matter...(you may download the full report here)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Christian Federation of Malaysia: What is your game plan?

This is slowly getting out of hand...

Who next after Christians, questions non-Muslim interfaith council
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — A fever has broken out over Putrajaya’s handling of the Alkitab row that appears to have split multicultural Malaysia into two distinct camps — Muslim and non-Muslim — as the nation readies for crucial polls in Sarawak, its biggest Christian state.

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) issued a strongly worded statement today accusing the Najib administration of riding roughshod over religions other than Islam when it imposed conditions for the release of 35,000 Malay bibles seized from Port Klang and Kuching.

“This means that the Alkitab (Bahasa Malaysia version) is now considered a restricted item and ‘the Word of God’ has been made subject to the control of man,” it said, citing the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) in the latter’s previous attempt to free the bibles.
CFM is the umbrella body that represents over 90 per cent of churches here.

In a series of news statements that started earlier this month, the Christian organisation denounced the Najib administration for defacing its holy books with the home ministry’s official seal, an act it said amounted to desecration.

“Does our current prime minister wield any authority? And if he does not, who does?” the interfaith council demanded of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“We also vehemently oppose the present line of action being pursued,” it said in solidarity with the Christian community. About one in 10 Malaysians is Christian.

The MCCBCHST said the authorities seemed to want Malaysians to believe that the Alkitab conflict is solely a tussle between two creeds, Islam and Christianity; and affects only Muslims and Christians.

“After the Christians have been ‘fixed’, who next?” the MCCBCHST questioned.

The council — which represents five out of the country’s six main creeds — reminded the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition of its founder’s words uttered shortly after Independence in 1957.

“Let freedom be secured for all the law-abiding people. There shall be freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom of association, freedom of assembly and freedom of movement,” it said, citing first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
“The political leaders definitely do not have a finger on the pulse of the nation. They are definitely wrong in what they are doing,” it added, in a thinly veiled dig at Najib’s 1 Malaysia slogan aimed at uniting the different communities.

The MCCBCHST further accused Islamic leaders of not knowing their own religion despite dipping their fingers into the controversy.

“In the face of what has been alluded to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the narrative about ‘The Promise to St Catherine’, it is highly suspect that the Islamic high officials in our country do not even know their own religion!” it said.

Prophet Muhammad was said to have made a promise to a delegation of monks from the monastery near Mount Sinai over 1,400 years ago that Muslims will always protect Christians and their way of worship. More bullshit here

Hey Christian Federation of Malaysia you wanna talk about my religion???

Lu biar serious mak bapak lu tak ajar lu betul betul ke hah?

Ok lets start talking about this so called Promise that the "Prophet" made.....

How true is this ?

The AyahPin Integrity Index

This is the classic Security Guard semangat nak jadi Polis interview 10 kali tak dapat mentality...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) today announced that it was severing ties with Sarawak National Party (Snap) due to the latter’s alleged engagement in dubious practices.

MCLM president Haris Ibrahim explained that the objective of the alliance was to end the plight of marginalised Sarawakians by ending Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s 30-year reign, and to establish a pro-rakyat federal government.

“We have received reports that the Snap candidates and some of their ‘privileged’ leaders had suddenly come into significant funds that were being made available by operatives from Kuala Lumpur acting under the directions of BN, ” Haris said in a press conference today.

“There is no absolute conclusive evidence but in situations like these you rarely see conclusive black and white evidence. If this information is true, then it is a betrayal of the worst kind to a people who have been subjected to oppression for the last 30 years,” he added.

In late February, MCLM announced their partnership with Snap, saying that they would assist the party in screening prospective candidates and organise polling and counting agent training for its members.

Haris revealed that early last week “we were informed by Snap that the training was cancelled under further notice”.

MCLM was then told on March 16, 2011 that Snap had chosen 16 candidates without consulting them.

All of these candidates were deemed by MCLM to be “high-risk, integrity-wise”. More here
Bingai siut......

Just who do they think they are?

High Risk Integrity Wise?

So kalau low risk integrity wise boleh jadi candidate?

medium risk macam mana?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Screw Like Me, Cum Like Me but Not Me...cause I got a smaller tummy???

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied today that he was the man filmed having sex with a woman in a hotel room on February 21, and called the emergence of the video recording today a “scurrilous attack” against him, his family and Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
“Yes, I deny sternly this scurrilous attack, I categorically deny,” he told reporters this evening when asked point-blank if he was the man in the video recording.

He added that he was at home with his wife, Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, their children, grandchildren and members of his staff, on the night in question.
Anwar was speaking at a press conference called after a video recording showing a man resembling a senior Malay opposition leader having sex with a woman believed to be a prostitute from China emerged today.

I was told the face in the video looked like me. However, the stomach of the man was much bigger than mine,” he said while showing reporters his abdomen.

The 21-minute-long recording was shown to members of the media this morning by a man who only identified himself as “Datuk T”.

“Datuk T” said that the February 21 video was from closed-circuit television camera recordings found in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur.

This evening, Anwar called the video an attempt to stunt the progress of PR and himself.
“Don’t drag the public and the country into this dirty politics.

“The media screening this morning was arranged in such a streamlined way that [it] must involve the top leadership of the country, that involved the Special Branch. I do not know who is ‘Datuk T’, who asked me and Azizah to resign. This shows clear political motive.”

He claimed the sex video had come as the sodomy charge against him was faltering
“I call for Pakatan Rakyat and the public in general not to be distracted by this new allegation but to concentrate on the battle in Sarawak so we can end the corrupt government of (Tan Sri) Abdul Taib Mahmud.” Source here


Is he going to do a Lingam?

The Royal Commission in May had found, among other things that the video clip was authentic. It found that Lingam was the person in the clip and was in a telephone conversation with Ahmad Fairuz.
It had recommended in its report for six persons to be investigated under the Sedition Act, Legal Profession Act, Official Secrets Act and Penal Code. More here
Did anyone ever mentioned February 21st of which year?

Did anyone ever mentioned that it was at Night?

And since you're saying that you've got a long does it take for one to slim down?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rocky Brued: Who says Free Things are no good...

Malaysia's Top Blogger bro Rocky of is DOWN!

Gua terkejut jugak tadi gua pergi sana dapat Error 404....

anyway he's back .........

Go to this old site  for your daily bru

This change of domain will affect a....loooooot of people...

For those who read him from your Google Reader you will need to add the Old Site....if not you won't be getting his latest pieces...

For those who put him on your Bloglist you will need to add the old site as well....

The Act of War against YDPA : Forward Looking Analysis on Christian "Malays"

So are you happy now?

Bibles are released....

Now you claim "defacing"....yeah rite...all the Quran's in the Holy Mosque also got chop ma...if there is no chop they CHUCK it OUT......can't even be put inside the Mosque...not up to standard.....ever heard ANY MUSLIMS Complain??????? You can validate this with anyone who has been to Mecca and Madina

Yang buat gua tak puas hati about this whole thing is that apesai bingai nak mampus Kementrian Dalam Negeri....

Haven't you heard of INVISIBLE ULTRA VIOLET INK?

Bingai siut....

Anyway the game is set......

The beginning of the WAR against the Yang Di Pertuan Agong....


Let us go back to a case in 1987, A Malay Priest Jamaluddin Othman @ Yeshua Jamaluddin was detained under the ISA...

Bahawa kamu, Jamaluddin Othman alias Yeshua Jamaluddin, sejak tahun 1985 hingga ditangkap pada 27 Oktober 1987, telah melibatkan diri dalam satu rancangan untuk menyebarkan agama Kristian di kalangan orang-orang Melayu. Kegiatan kamu itu boleh mendorong kepada timbulnya suasana ketengangan dan permusuhan di antara masyarakat Islam dengan masyarakat Kristian di negara ini dan boleh memudharatkan keselamatan negara.

The important words in that statement are ‘telah melibatkan diri dalam satu rancangan untuk menyebarkan agama Kristian di kalangan orang-orang Melayu’. Or in English ‘was involved in a plan or programme to propagate Christianity amongst Malays’

You wanna know how the case turn out.....

Take a wild guess......

Who won ISA Or Article 11???

Not sure? read below reproduced in full...the Malaysian Government Appeal after losing its case...

Monday, March 14, 2011

"People of the Book" according to PAS....Monkey nak tanya which book?

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa joined his non-Muslim colleagues in Pakatan Rakyat today in condemning the detention of Malay-language Bibles, asserting that the holy book should be respected.
When approached in Parliament on the issue this evening, the Bachok MP explained that Islam recognised Christians as “people of the book”, which meant that the Bible should be given due respect by all.
This, he added, was regardless of what language the Bible is written in.
He added that he even knew of the existence of Bibles written in Jawi that were presently available in Malaysia.
“There are many books in the market, many Christian books that are written in Malay.
The home ministry has impounded 35,000 Malay-language bibles.
“And even if people cannot read it in Malay, they will read it in English so I do not see any reason why these Bibles should be detained,” he said.
Nasharudin also rubbished fears that such Malay-language Bibles would encourage Muslims to convert to Christianity, expressing confidence in the faith of Muslims.
“The Muslims have a strong belief in their religion and everyone has a right to practise their own beliefs.
“This is just a matter of a book and we should respect the Bible because in Islam, we consider the Christians to be the people of the book,” he said. More here

For real ke pakcik?

Isle PAS baru koh nih?

Al Kitab "Berita Kureng Baik" confiscation saga

I've waited a few days.....up till a request came from brother Din Turle when he wrote his piece..

Kenapa tidak ditangani segera isu ni masa ia mula timbul beberapa hari lepas, sekarang dah jadi isu besar dan dipolitikkan. Apakah ini akan mencetuskan semula perdebatan isu nama 'Allah' sekali lagi ? Diharap blogger satD tak sibuk mana sekarang sebab mungkin khidmat beliau diperlukan sekali lagi dalam menangani hujah2 dangkal yang menyokong penggunaan nama Allah dalam bible Melayu. more here
Khidmat beliau??

I look around in the cyberspace these past few weeks sedih siut....

It seems like bloggers of late have become the topic of their own conversation....

One thing for sure is that "bloggers" seems to be "berkhidmat" for someone...

There is a monetary value attached to how they write or cover a particular topic...

One example is KickDeFella....he swing one side and then swing the other side....

Another is the Unit Media Baru Fiasco...

Bodoh giler babeng....

come up with a piece la lu cakap you all are "organised"..."psywar".....ayat canggih nak mampus..

Fucking idiots...

There's even one guy complaining not getting his by-election allowances

You don't even understand the eco-system and what is required to "play the game"....kalu takat nak cari "bloggers" and ask them to write in a specific slant baik tak payah brader...

Anyway brother Din Turtle...hujah2 dangkal semua sudah selesai..penulisan saya sebelum ini sudah menyampaikan pendapat saya terhadap isu ini....hari ini ayuh kita fikirkan bagaimana isu ini bisa di selesaikan..

Before we go forward in this discourse.. let us go back to something that I wrote in February 2009

What if for the sake of settling this issue once and for all, the Malaysian Government ALLOW the production, use and distribution of Bahasa Malaysia Bibles WITHOUT the use of ALLAH as a term of reference to God......Plus this is the time of the INTERNET ANYONE CAN DOWNLOAD A ONLINE COPY OF THE MALAY BIBLE into their home without the religious authority knowing. Regulations and Enforcement must keep up with the evolution of technology, if regulation are enacted but is too costly to implement or impossible to monitor then the intended objective is not achieved. More here
Why do I say that?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The "length" of Anwar and a plea for Halal Blowjobs

KUALA LUMPUR: The complainant in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan had said that there was penetration, despite his medical proforma stating that it was “rectal attempted”, a doctor told the High Court.

Forensic pathologist Dr Razuin Rahimi, who is now based in Hospital Sg Buloh, told the court Wednesday that she had interviewed Mohd Saiful at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, prior to his medical examination there on June 28, 2008.

During her examination-in-chief by Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden, she was asked why she had circled “Yes” for “rectal attempted”, to which she replied: “This line is a little confusing, because I wouldn’t know whether it reached the rectum (during penetration).

“If there was a line that said ‘anus performed’, I would have circled that.”

Later, during her cross-examination by defence counsel Karpal Singh, she disagreed that rectal penetration was the same as anal penetration, which amounted to sodomy.

“The rectum is above the anus,” she said. More here

As the National Top Selling Gay Soft Porn unravel its new episode........monkey can't help but wonder...

What is the Average Distance from the Anus to the Rectum?

Why so?

If there was penetration and throughout the whole eposide Anwar did not reach the Rectum

Ada sikit kureng tuh brader.........

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TBH RCI The "MACC 6" Telco Data...Time for Jolobu Bingai to look at Section 265 & 268

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 Mac — The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the death of Teoh Beng Hock was told today that no information on short messaging service (SMS) and calls made, received or missed on the day the political aide was found dead could be retrieved from the handphones belonging to six Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.

An assistant analyst at the computer crime section of the Royal Malaysian Police forensic laboratory, Inspector Mohd Zaidi Abu Hassan, said the information that was available in the telephones were those made and received after July 22, 2009.

The information on the important dates, like July 15, 16 and 17, 2009, could not be detected, due to the limited storage of data in the telephone or because the telephones were new, he added.

Mohd Zaidi was given five handphones belonging to Hairul Ilham Hamzah, Azim Hafiz Jamaluddin, Mohd Asraf Mohd Yunos, Mohd Anuar Ismail and Mohd Nadzri Ibrahim to be analysed on July 23, 2009.

However, he said he was only able to analyse four of the handphones because the one belonging to Mohd Nadzri had a “PIN lock key”.

On August 13, 2009, Mohd Zaidi was given two handphones belonging to Selangor MACC deputy director Hishamuddin Hashim to be analysed, but found that they also did not have the information on the dates requested (July 15,16 and 17).

Earlier, Mohd Zaidi told the commission that he used the “XRY” software to detect the information from all the handphones.

Teoh, 30, who was the political aide of Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam on July 16, 2009, after being questioned overnight at the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office on the 14th floor.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak ordered the setting up of the commission on January 25 this year to investigate into Teoh’s death after the Coroner’s Court returned an open verdict on the case.
The commission is chaired by Federal Court judge Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen, while the members comprise former Federal Court judge Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, former Appeal Court judge Datuk T. Selventhiranathan, Penang Hospital’s forensic pathologist Datuk Dr Bhupinder Singh and the Dean of Cyberjaya Medical Science College University, Professor Dr Mohamed Hatta Shaharom.
The proceeding continues tomorrow. — Bernama
Lu biar serious..........for real?

Always thought that the Government had the ability to extract historical Call Level Data be it location details, to and from data, SMS contents etc from the Telco companies especially to assist in police investigation or missing person case...

Apparently not I guess...

Terkejut jugak gua....ini macam sampai mampus lu takkan tahu gua sape

Lets take a look at Jolobu Bingai power...

Section 268. Minister may make rules on record-keeping.

The Minister may make rules, to be published in the Gazette, to provide for record-keeping and to require one or more licensees or persons to keep and retain records go here

Not only he has that power he also has "Lawful Intercept Powers"

Section 265. Network interception capability.

(1) The Minister may determine that a licensee or class of licensees shall implement the capability to allow authorised interception of communications. 
(2) A determination, under subsection (1), may specify the technical requirements for authorised interception capability.go here
So did Jolobu Bingai made the rules for Record Keeping or Data Retention??

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Islam" tanpa iman? The Judicial Review for Non Muslim to Become Shariah Lawyers

Simple question

Can A Non Muslim be an Expert in Islamic matters?

My answer....

Of course they can...

They can hafal the Quran and Hadith and know every single aspect of Islamic knowledge...without being Muslim

Bersepah-sepah our Lecturers at UIA who went to the University of Edinburgh to get their Phd learning from Non Muslim lecturers....

Masuk akal ke benda nih gua nak tanye same lu...

Syarie lawyers are answerable to God on judgement day, court hears
KUALA LUMPUR: Only Muslims can be Syarie lawyers as they are expected to be virtuous and are answerable to God on judgement day, the High Court heard on Friday.

These are values that a Syarie lawyer must subscribe to to be effective, said Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council's lead counsel Sulaiman Abdullah.

"Syarie lawyers are expected to be virtuous. They are expected to model their conduct on Prophet Muhammad. On judgment day, they have to answer to God," he said.

Sulaiman said that a Syarie lawyer has to subscribe to these values and belief.

"If the lawyer appearing before a Syariah court does not carry those values and beliefs, the lawyer will not be able to effectively carry out his or her role," he argued Friday.

As such, the religious council was entitled to set conditions, including the requirement for Muslims to be Syarie lawyers.

And, he submitted, only the Syariah Court had the jurisdiction to take action against Muslim lawyers if they did not follow proper procedure or ethics.

Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. -Lord Thomas Dewer