Friday, January 8, 2010

Norwegian Newspaper Reprints Prophet Mohammed Cartoons

Norwegian Newspaper Reprints Prophet Mohammed Cartoons


Norwegian Newspaper Reprints Prophet Mohammed Cartoons

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:19 PM PST


THE TELEGRAPH: The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has reproduced the controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

They were used to illustrate an article about Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist whose home was broken into by an Islamist armed with an axe a week ago.

It printed six out of the 12 drawings that infuriated Muslims around the world when the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten first published them in 2005.

Several of the drawings were seen as linking Islam and its revered prophet to terrorism and suicide bombings, with Westergaard's cartoon showing him wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb. >>> | Friday, January 08, 2010


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Masjid Negara Protest Video

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 10:59 AM PST




This is the video of the protest at Masjid Negara which I promised you.


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Jgn mudah tuduh orang Islam bakar gereja

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 09:00 AM PST

RUPA-RUPANYA ada juga ahli masyarakat kita yang percaya bahawa percubaan membakar beberapa buah gereja di sekitar KL dibuat oleh orang Islam. Malah, ada antara mereka yang membuat kesimpulan begitu semata-mata berpandukan kepada keadaan semasa, di mana penggunaan kalimah Allah sedang hangat dipertikaian antara umat Islam dan puak yang menyokong penggunaan kalimah itu oleh sebuah majalah Katolik. Tanpa sebarang bukti nyata dan penyiasatan rapi, sebahagian masyarakat menuding jari kepada orang Islam sebagai penjenayah itu. Ini bahaya dan tidak bertanggungjawab. Kesimpulan beginilah yang merosakkan negara kita. Bagaimana pula jika keadaan sebaliknya yang berlaku? Tak semestinya orang Kristian pula yang dipersalahan. Jangan mudah terpedaya dengan sentimen yang cetek dan minda yang sempit. Hati-hati bila membuat kesimpulan. Selidik dahulu kawan-kawan. Jangan mudah melatah.


Malaysian Churches Attacked with Firebombs

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 12:33 PM PST

THE GUARDIAN: Three churches in Kuala Lumpur attacked after court reverses ban on Christians using the word 'Allah' to mean 'God'

Muslims protest against a court decision that allows a Catholic newspaper to use the word 'Allah' to describe the Christian God in its Malay language editions. Photograph: The Guardian

Three Malaysian churches were attacked with firebombs, causing extensive damage to one, as Muslims pledged today to prevent Christians from using the word "Allah", escalating religious tensions in the multiracial country.

Many Malay Muslims, who make up 60% of the population, are incensed by a recent high court decision to overturn a ban on Roman Catholics using Allah as a translation for God in the Malay-language edition of their main newspaper, the Herald.

The government had said that Allah, an Arabic word that predates Islam, was exclusive to the faith. It refused to make an exception, even though the Herald's Malay edition is read only by Christian indigenous tribes in the remote states of Sabah and Sarawak.

At Friday prayers at two main mosques in downtown Kuala Lumpur, young worshippers carried banners and vowed to defend Islam.

"We will not allow the word Allah to be inscribed in your churches," one shouted into a loudspeaker at the Kampung Bahru mosque. About 50 other people carried posters reading "Heresy arises from words wrongly used" and "Allah is only for us".

"Islam is above all. Every citizen must respect that," said Ahmad Johari, who attended prayers at the National Mosque. "I hope the court will understand the feeling of the majority Muslims of Malaysia. We can fight to the death over this issue." >>> Associated Press | Friday, January 08, 2010


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Masjid Negara ~ The 'Allah' issue protest in pictures.

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST



































I reached Masjid Negara quite early this morning. It was drizzling and apart from a few strategically placed banners proclaiming slogans of the protest organizers, there were not that many people around save for the usual tourists alighting from the buses and posing for photographs before the masjid.

















I met several Muslims who were preparing banners for the protest. They greeted me by my nickname and expressed their gladness to see me there. From what I could see, it seemed that they were members of PEKIDA, one of the organizers.

After exchanging salams, I went for a walkabout to check out how things were going around the masjid?

Usual crowd of traders were setting up shop behind the national mosque to cater for their usual customers. Was still drizzling. Lucky I had my umbrella. Dared not use the DSLR camera for fear of it getting wet. Just snapped a few shots using the Nikon C200 Coolpix of the sights around there.

I returned to our car which I had parked in the mosque's carpark and then went to take my ablution.

Soon, it was getting crowded as more and more members of the congregation arrived and things were finally starting to take shape.

Volunteers were manning the petition signing table and quite a number of them looked quite professional in communicating through their walkie talkies to one another as they went about fixing the banners at the demarcated strategic places.

















When the azan was cried out, we gathered in the masjid and took part in the Jumaat prayers.

















After the offering of supplementary sunnah prayers, I headed for the main demonstration areas and took pictures.

There were lots of other photographers and one particularly famous photoblogger @ Minaq Jinggo who is a friend of mine playfully came from behind and tugged at my camera strap! :P

As a tit for tat response, I took several shots of him which I am going to display here in this article! Serves you right Jinggo for surprising me..hehehehehe...

















The protest started off with the usual shouts of 'Takbir' which was boisterously echoed by the large crowd of Muslims amidst a sea of reporters, journalists and the watching few policemen and women.

















A police helicopter buzzed the crowd quite closely a few times in what I figure was an act of intimidation of the gathered demonstrators...

















A songkok wearing member of PERKASA addressed the crowd using a loudhailer in Malay denouncing the High Court judgment by Justice Dato Lau Bee Lan, a staunch Christian to allow the Catholic Church of Malaysia permission to use the word 'Allah' in their weekly Herald in church magazine.

































I was busy capturing the scenes and sights of the crowd and didn't get to hear much of what he was saying due to the general raucous crowd of my fellow Muslims who were peeved at this biased decision of the Christian judge.

















The person addressing the crowd then abruptly ended his speech and I was wondering whether there was going to be anyone else who was going to speak; maybe this time around in English as to cater to the attending media but there was none.

















That was about it! I was a tad disappointed, I must say and I made my way back up to the upper level foyer from where the speaker addressed the crowd. The speaker was not there anymore and I felt that I had to voice out too!

















So I let fly with a few takbirs of my own which was enthusiastically taken up by my fellow Muslims and declared the Kalimah at Tayyibah this time around in English! My brothers responded well earnestly and not wanting to go hoarse, I ended my takbirs with the Syahadah which was again repeated with power by the attending Muslims.

















The media then made a beeline for the organizers and had their impromptu press conferences.

I came across MACMA President Dato Hj Mustapha Maa and I asked him if he was willing to give his statement on video?

















Dato Hj Mustapha Maa obliged and I managed to get a few minutes of his speech which I will be processing and uploading here soon.

In the meantime, do take care and keep me updated if you have anything to add?

Thank you.


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WHAT THE CHINESE IN MALAYSIA REALLY WANT

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 08:18 AM PST

Looks like UMNO is really desperate. Rajib, it appers you balls are not even comparable to golf balls, what man you?

INTRODUCTION

Having failed to achieve total control in Indonesia after the fall of their stooge and protector, the late butcher tyrant president Suharto, the Chinese of South East Asia (the Kuomintang) have turned their sights on Malaysia in a bid to topple its Malay majority government.

The Chinese appear dissatisfied and annoyed with the status of Malays in a nation carefully nurtured and cultivated to its present stage of industrialisation by former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammed. The Malays of Malaysia are in a majority comprising at least 60% of the population. They are the country indigenous people. The Indians (6%) and the Chinese who form the rest of the population are divided along race lines.

Whilst the Chinese were favoured in commerce and trade from the time of the British, a practice which continues to this day, the Indians consist mainly of a few professionals, small business people and the rest largely low paid labourers.

Singapore under its first Prime Minster had designs over Malaysia since its birth all those years ago. In his own words he had 'dreamed all his adult life of a merger between the two states'. For what reasons he dreamed such a dream is now becoming clearer. The Chinese of Malaysia and Indonesia have great regard for the man. The Malays to a large part see him as a gate keeper of foreign interests (with good reason) and an abject and unmitigated racist.

LANDLESS SINGAPORE'S MALAY LAND GRAB

Singapore of late and with the assistance of the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Abdullah Badawi, engineered a coup whereby they conveniently renegotiated the supply of Malaysian water to Singapore on unrealistically favourable terms to Singapore, much to the detriment of Malaysia. All of this achieved without debate or disclosure of any real consequence from either side.

Mahathir, an obstacle to Singapore's ambitions in the peninsula, had left the stage. They were now free to engage in the politics of intimidation and division and had a ready made chameleon, a spineless, vain and  incompetent leader in Badawi. There was no need to gauge public opinion on something vital as water or land as it is characteristic of Singapore's style of patrimony, its benevolent dictatorship which they call democratic government. Unaccountable and unresponsive to their people as always, self assured in their condescension of their subjects, they assisted Badawi to sell his country's most precious asset to them for a song. And sell it Badawi did.

More dangerously, Badawi allowed Singapore's state and private interests to acquire significant tracts of Malaysian land (the Johor corridor) for them to develop a massive industrial complex (proposal) using Singaporean and foreign investments channelled through Singapore and the use of imported Chinese labour from China.

 The proposed development and its strategy gives Singapore de facto control over a significant land mass of Malaysia without it having a political mandate from Malaysians to run the area. Very smart, very dangerous. Perhaps the new lingua franca would also be Mandarin to cater for the imported Chinese (non Malay) labour they intend to bring in to create a sphere of an extension of the Pulau Batam experiment. Singapore off shore territory, Malaysia on lease in a Malay neutral cultural vacuum. 

STEALTH

There has been no referendum on this re design of the boundaries of Malaysia or even a cursory impact study of the consequences of such a significant transfer of ownership of land and a bud grafting of an entire new culture of Chinese onto Malay soil. No one has sought fit to seek approval and consents of Malaysia's most important citizens, its Malay majority.

Nor have the finer terms of this sale or the results of any social or economic impact studies on its mainly Malay population been made public for the people it is most likely to effect to consider. There was no public discussion no consultations with effected groups and communities of any significance so to speak of. Nothing has been done for any meaningful public debate or input to be considered form the effected communities.

Badawi held hands with his Singaporean counterparts in what was clearly a purely commercial deal with political and social implications for Malaysians, especially its Malay population in a majority and to whom the land is inalienable being Tanah Melayu. This appears to be a repeat of the historic handing over of Singapore's sovereignty to Britain for a pistol and a few trinkets to the Johor Sultanate by Britain all those years ago. Badawi appears to have done a Habibie on Malaysia. Habibie we recall sold out East Timor to an Australian led force of former Marxist guerrillas with Portuguese and Chinese backing under the pretext of a deteriorating security situation.

 The security situation was created and nurtured at its inception with Australia's assistance under Suharto aided then by Australia's defence aid to Indonesia. East Timor was then carved out of Indonesia into a new independent state during mayhem engineered by the UN, Portugal and Australia. So it now appears that international law does recognise in its breach the take over of foreign lands not only through conquest but also by treaties that ignore the will of a majority. Necessity and bilateral economic agreements are mere camouflages to lend a semblance of legitimacy and respectability to appropriation of other people's land.

A SMEAR FOR DISTRACTION

The smear campaigns have begun. Most of it directed at the most likely candidate capable of galvanising Malay sentiment to tear up these arrangements and the stealthy occupation of Malay soil. Dr. Mahathir Mohammed appears willing to go all the way on this one.

Singapore acutely aware of his potency in dismantling their plans for occupation by stealth is widely viewed as the source of Malay indignation and Chinese chauvinism in Malaysia. Its campaigns have been to stir the political landscape of Malaysia that has become so divisive and polarized provoked by statements from Singapore of late. Malaysia's Chinese are openly looking for Lee Kuan Yew type leadership not for his recorded achievements but for the fact the Chinese will dominate as they have done in Singapore. The Chinese like the Indians of Africa and Fiji are cultural chauvinists not willing to assimilate but to dominate at any cost.

The fact Mahathir has achieved more progress for Malaysia in less time with less pain inflicted on his people appears irrelevant to the Malaysian Chinese and sectors of its Indian communities. So Mahathir appears now to be their target, the focus of their smear campaigns. Lest he further encourage the Malays to be assertive of their rights and put paid to the Singaporean occupation of a third of Malaysian soil Mahathir has become the pre occupation of Singapore and its local Malaysian Chinese supporters.

CULTIVATING A TYRANT-BRITAIN'S AND AUSTRALIA'S CULPABILITY

To achieve their domination of south East Asia and its people, the Kuomintang Chinese of Asia have cultivated allies in the west. Through Blades, Alex Josey and other operatives of MI5 and the Special branch in Singapore, prior to independence in the 1950's, Britain found a willing ally in a brilliant, charismatic, though ruthless and mercenary lawyer in Lee Kuan Yew. The rest as they say is history. Britain set about cultivating Lee to be leader of an independent Singapore as a measured antidote to nationalism sweeping the region post World War 2. David Barr's and Rev. James Minchin's thesis on the man and his policies puts paid to the fiction of that all clean and straight modern day rulers.

Lee's character flourished on the job. He was in his element supporting tyrants, butchers and undemocratic brutes of the region like Suharto and Marcos benefiting his island state in the process. The two tyrants in Marcos and Suharto were willing to exterminate their own people, paving the way to untold riches with blood, for mercenary Chinese merchants like the Bob Hassan's and Lim Soei Liem who funded these tyrants, banking their ill gotten gains in Singapore to the delight of Lee and the local Chinese.

A SPY FOR A PRESIDENT

Its is not unusual for a country to appoint a war hero or decorated soldier to high office. Even to that of President. Israel did it with a number of their war heroes elevated to high office in gratitude for their service. But very few countries are known to have rewarded a foreign spy elevating him to such a position or to acknowledge his perfidy with such honour. Singapore did. To reinforce the point I make about servitude and the interest of foreigners over and above those of Singaporeans or its Malays (its original inhabitants), Singapore appointed as its President an ASIO Spy (Australian Security Intelligence Organization) in SR Nathan.

SR Nathan's cover as a spy for Australia was his position at head of RTS (Radio TV Singapore) for years whilst he served his masters in Canberra. Alex Josey served MI5 also in the same position previously. SR Nathan, now President of Singapore, assisted the Australian's and British in their disinformation and propaganda campaigns directed mainly at Malays, Indians and that minority of honourable Chinese who campaigned for an open, independent and free state. These Chinese were labelled by Lee and the foreigners he served as communists, terrorists, traitors, chauvinists, trouble makers and jailed for long periods without trial. SR Nathan's appointment is clearly a celebration of the betrayal of Singaporeans and its Malays.

The question that is to be asked is this. Whose sovereignty and interests is it that is being protected by the Lee dynasty in Singapore then? In any other self respecting state a spy in the service of a foreign country would be executed or punished for being in the service of a foreign country against the interests of his own. In Singapore a foreign spy was made president by a spy who became Prime Minister. Who does Singapore really belong to? Who do its people serve? How long will its Malay population remain well fed birds in chauvinistic a Chinese cage?

MORE THAN MERE DOUBLE STANDARDS

"Having taken Japanese lessons since 1942 before Singapore was occupied, he worked as a Military Intelligence Officer to translate Allied wire reports for the Japanese, as well as being the English-language editor on the Japanese Hodobu (an information or propaganda department) from 1942 to 1943."

Nothing unusual about the standards of political morality Singapore practices when one considers the convenience of opium and heroin money of the likes of Lo Sin Han. The Burmese warlord and drug king's money when combined with the heady mix of the high morals of Singapore's rulers is volatile and immoral. Politics does indeed make some very strange bedfellows. Whilst Lo's lowly and desperate drug mules are regularly hanged at Singapore's Changi prison, that state willingly and happily helps Lo manage and launder his ill gotten drug money in commercial partnerships and joint ventures (Helen Vatsikopolous Dateline SBS 2002) through Temasek.

At the same time whilst preaching security, order, law and good international relations, Charter industries of Singapore, the government owned small arms manufacturer sells to anyone willing to buy. That includes the explosives sold to the Tamil Tigers which they used to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi. Lo's army too is a beneficiary of arms manufactured and purchased from Charter industries as do many other clandestine and separatist groups in the region. That's the morality of the white uniformed PAP who now stands in judgement of Mahathir and the Malays. This is high ground morality of the Chinese of the region who find the UMNO and NEP handouts so immoral and disturbing that they will support Lee in destabilising Malaysia, in calling for Mahathir's blood and in agitating for the abolishment of the NEP which the Chinese consider much more immoral than Guns, Drugs and blood money.

LEE's SINGAPORE AND THEIR PERCEPTION OF MALAYS

Lee Kuan Yew thinks very little of Malay who is independent and can think for himself. They irritate him. He is unashamedly on record espousing the theories of Nietzsche and Manu in a more distorted way when describing Malays and Indians in comparison to Chinese. His interpretation of Nietzsche appears closer to that of Hitler's interpretations of the concepts of untermenschen and ubermenschen than any others. A self proclaimed student of genetics and avid believer in the politics of racial superiority, he conveniently places the Chinese squarely over their "inferior" Malay and Indian counterparts using apocryphal documents and theories to justify his pallid position. Why and how Lee believes in these theories of convenience? David Barr's thesis reveals the illusions behind the man and how he manufactures evidence in support of his theories shifting it and his position when it suits the occasion and the argument.

A perfect model for understanding Naom Chomsky's "manufacturing consent". Lee and his coterie of bullies have never given up that idea that the federation is their territory. His conduct reveals the delusions of grandeur of the man and his beliefs in a near divine right to rule the area assisted by a willing sea of commercially astute but also ruthless cadre of settled Chinese in the region who act as his fifth column. Secondly and more importantly it is because of the crude assumption that Mahathir as a Malay could not possible have achieved what he did achieve in his years as a Prime Minister when someone as high profile and Chinese as the late Tan Siew Sin (former Malaysian Finance Minister) failed dismally in all his time at the helm to achieve even a fraction of what Mahathir managed.

THE MYTH OF LEE KUAN YEWS ECONOMIC GENIUS

Contrary to the popularly built up myth of Singapore being the result of Lee Kuan Yew's genius which he constantly allows his media to spin about him, it was not Lee's economic genius that made Singapore but that of Dutch economist Albert Winsemius. Lee was merely an enforcer of the designs of Britain and the other foreign investors in Singapore. Lee shamelessly takes credit for Singapore's economic successes to this day. Singapore could in truth be run by a combination of South American banana republic dictators and still turn out prosperous because it is a natural port situated at the confluence of the great sea lanes linking east and west north and south and no genius need plan for its prosperity. Certainly not Lee Kuan Yew. And his demise will prove that.

Without wanting to take too much away from Lee and the myths about his genius, the evidence shows that he clearly was a catalyst in a series of events that produced the outcomes that is Singapore today. In reality it was a combination of those factors of politics, position, need and greed both natural and human that conspired to create the island states success. Not the singular work of Lee Kuan Yew. With Mahathir's Malaysia the odds were stacked against the Malay. His successes were for most part the efforts of a singular mind. His methods equally Machiavellian but not brutal and inhumane. The odds against him innumerable and immeasurable. But being Malay those odds were even greater. Such achievement by a Malay is considered in the minds of mainly Chinese Malaysians and Singaporeans to be an impossibility. Therefore something had to be wrong and the rumour mill began to run.

THE SINGAPORE CHINESE MYTH

Singapore's success has nothing to do with Chinese ingenuity, hard work, higher work ethics or superiority over the Malays in commerce. A confluence of vital security, strategic and commercial interests converge out of necessity and convenience at the point of that island state because of its position to make it what it is.

The ruling party of Singapore has a lot to do with a servile mindset that dominates their political landscape like the rusty old retainers of a forgotten colonial past. Minions who continue to serve their white masters dressed in those same white cotton outfits the British forced them wear in the colonial days to make them appear clean (knowing how dirty the Chinese could be physically, metaphorically and morally) when dealing with them. It was symbolic then as it is now. Purely symbolic.

BETRAYAL A SINGAPOREAN STAPLE

How could one forget the betrayal of trust the Sultan of Brunei placed in the late Khoo Teck Puat and Khoo's theft of hundreds of millions of the Sultan's money all under the full view of Singapore's treasury officials who were the Sultan's technical experts at the time?

From Philippines to Brunei from Indonesia to Malaysia (his greater China) Lee and his Singapore believe that their economic model is a recipe for self righteous hegemony through the politics of money and the use of intimidation and mischief through Chinese merchants in the area.

Sadly for the delusional Lee that day will not come. Because like all dictators in history, he too will suddenly realise that he is human and fallible (or events ill remind him of the fact) and that not everyone can be bought through fear and intimidation, cleaner streets or better paid jobs. That's why Lee Kuan Yew is in a hurry to leave as his legacy a Chinese dominated Malaysia, his lifelong dream.

MAHATHIR IS NO LEE AND NEVER ASPIRED TO BE

The Chinese of Malaysia often draw comparisons between Mahathir and Lee Kuan Yew without the facts. In order to denigrate the Malays they reinforce their racial stereotyping of Chinese and Malays referring to Lee in glowing terms of the spin that's become part of the Lee Kuan Yew Myth and Mahathir in terms of the Kuomintang and Singapore fed rumours about the man.

Mahathir does not share a similar vision for Malaysia as Lee does nor does he have a similar mercenary family background to Lee. And nor were or are his people rejects of their own ancestral societies driven to extremes. Mahathir and Lee were moulded out of totally different fires and made of an equally different metal. Mahathir was educated against all odds as a medical doctor in a society where Malays and Muslims were excluded from any form of social, political, economic or academic attainment unless appropriately socially connected at the time.

He received no patronage like Lee from his mother Chua Jim Neo's 'special friend'. He did not taunt his classmates before exams so that they possible performed badly (James Minchin: No Man is an Island) allowing him to do better then be called a genius.

DEMOCRACY VS A DICTATORSHIP

Nowhere in this planet is there evidence of an ethnic Chinese running a democratic state. Autocratic, fascist yes. But democratic no! The Malays like their Indian counterparts have long held traditions of collective government. It may not have been referred to in their vocabulary as democracy but the characteristics have always been there. It may sound a bit unkind and I would like to be proved wrong on this score. The same cannot be said of Chinese communities anywhere who have traditionally succumbed to and strangely thrived under ruthless iron fisted totalitarians and tyrants. And the Kuomintang is no stranger to the politics of fascism and brutality either. Their influence in corrupt government's of south East Asia that fed a communist insurgency every where in the region from Indo China to Indonesia and Malaysia is legend.

The entire idea of Lee Kuan Yew's hard driving carrot and stick policies is anathema to the soul of the Malays. To the Malays the success of one of their own in the politics of liberal democratic industrialization in the form of Malaysia by Dr. Mahathir is therefore understandably hard for the Chinese to swallow. The Malays are a comfortable blend of both east and west unlike the Chinese at least in south East Asia. Mahathir could fight an adversary from within and without Malaysia without the need to tie their hands behind their backs to win. He did not jail dissenters simply for being dissenters. He has not used Malaysia as a base to destabilise Singapore nor to benefit financially from the misery inflicted by the tyrants in his neighbourhood on their people.

The same cannot be said of Lee or Singapore. Mahathir turned out to be more successful in achieving economic, industrial and technical progress for Malaysia within a relatively more advanced pluralistic and democratic frame work than Lee could ever have dreamed of. The Chinese of the region are angered by it. It is as painful to them as it is proving to a Christian that the resurrection of Christ never occurred.

Mahathir had 25 Million people in their diverse forms to satisfy and to manage. Lee had a generic class of a mere 3 million mainly Chinese with all of the economic, political and military backing of Britain, Australia, the US and yes even China. Mahathir for his independence in thought and deed stood alone. The results must have been devastatingly painful to the Chinese psyche. God after all turned out not to be Chinese. Perish the thought. So the Chinese of Malaysia (at least those who will not speak out) have joined this unholy chorus of criticisms against Mahathir and thinking Malays in an unsubtle demonstration of where their true loyalties lie.

Inspite of the strength of available evidence against them, the same insult on corruption is never applied to any of the non Malays of the region like the Chinese by the so called opposition in the region. So deep run these prejudices that rumour is often the fuel of many a debate in places like Malaysia and Singapore

All of Malaysia's dynamic changes, Mahathir achieved in much a shorter time than Lee's six decades of pain and oppression Lee had inflicted on his people to get his results. Sure Singapore is impressive. But so too is the local Westfield shopping mall when compared to its surrounds the suburbs and the different stimuli and responsibilities and problems that drive each of these. It's like comparing chalk to cheese.

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MALAYS IN LABOUR -WILL IT INCREASE WITH THE JOHOR CORRIDOR?

Malaysia (warts and all) remains an oasis in a sea of cultural chauvinism. Thailand, Indonesia (till only recently) Viet Nam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia all had till recently prohibited the use of Chinese characters in any form from public display. Outside shops, temples or other public places the use of and the displays of Chinese cultural icons and language was prohibited by law. Malaysia remained outside this sphere of intolerance.

Singapore upped the ante not to be outdone in the field of racial discrimination applying a unique form of racial and cultural discrimination. Created in its attempts to subdue the Malay Nationalism within the island and to render their culture subject to that of the engineered Chinese majority community Singapore introduced Mandarin as its national language alongside the English language. In doing so it achieved its purpose of rendering the entire Malay population culturally and politically impotent.

PORK AND ALCOHOL TWO NON TARIFF BARRIERS TO MALAY EMPLOYMENT

In Malaysia on the other hand as is the case in Singapore, there is significant though subtle discrimination in employment against the Malays even to this day. It manifests itself in non tariff barriers set in employment in one of the largest sectors of the economy and employment, the food, beverages and hospitality industry.

In the context of Asia, food and beverages remain one of the most important and lucrative industries and will continue to outperform most others even in times of economic distress. Food beverages and hospitality are two of Malaysia's largest employers and contributors to its gross domestic product. Yet Malay participation in this lucrative field of economic activity is deliberately stifled and curtailed.

Now here's the trick. Most restaurants and hotels which are statistically in a majority run by the Chinese sell or cook food either with pork or pork fat or some element of pork as an ingredient.  The manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol another very significant industry from which the Malays are excluded for religious reasons is also Chinese dominated. Fully aware of the consequence to Malays of the presence of these ingredients and material in food and beverages, very few previous or for that matter even the current Malaysian government have ever advocated to find alternatives to redress the imbalance created by this non tariff barrier to employment of Malays. The result is that it has become a tool of exclusion preventing and excluding Malays from employment in an important and a vital industry in Malaysia.

Pork is not a life saving necessity or something that cannot be suitably and painlessly substituted with say, soy substitutes, beef, mutton, venison or poultry. Yet it is conveniently and widely used in Malaysia by its Chinese population without protest or complaint by it Malay population save in some minority quarters. The fact they the Malays and their government have not taken any active measures to end Chinese monopoly of this highly lucrative of sectors in the economy although harmful to their culture says a lot about Malay generosity the Chinese are not prepared to acknowledge.

It is examples such as these which conveniently get lost in the heat of arguments against the NEP and Malays. This level of inter racial tolerance is likely to be lost in a Singaporean Chinese dominated Johor corridor. Malays will be further driven into the hinterland or be reduced to being token Chinese like they are in Singapore today. The consequence of all the generosity of the Malays and their government is conveniently lost and conveniently forgotten by the Chinese. What's not remembered is that the Malays in their own country are as they have been for decades, excluded from any form of meaningful employment or participation in an industry as large as the food and beverages sector to which they could contribute more significantly.

Food and beverage is an industry in which the Chinese have a stranglehold and monopoly over which for a long time has underwritten their individual and communal wealth. Entry barriers are low and turnover and profits high.

CONCLUSION

In the earlier days before people like Mahathir intervened, the Chinese middle men reduced Malay rice growers of the north to poverty. It was a feat celebrated by the British as Chinese ingenuity over the Malays. The Malays could do well to demand their government impose a punitive tax on the sale of pork and alcohol in all its forms. It will achieve the necessary balance of allowing the Chinese the freedom to eat pork in public places and others to consume alcohol also in public places for a price. That price has to reflect the disadvantage to the Malay economy.

An opportunity to redress this imbalance where Malays are excluded from places where the use of pork and alcohol is served can be achieved by imposing license requirements on all premises that sell pork and alcohol which would undoubtedly provide a windfall to government and redressing the imbalance in the process.

More importantly the government of Najib Tun Razak ought to publicly disclose the terms and conditions of the sale of water to Singapore and the sale of the Johor corridor to Singaporeans. And if necessary a referendum on these matters held. If they are found to be not in the interests of Malaysians it ought to be overturned. The Chinese know that they will not be able to overthrow and set up in its place a non Malay led government. That's not possible as long as there are sufficient numbers of Malays to constitute a majority in the population.

The Chinese alternative aided by Singapore is now to grab as much land as is possible under terms and conditions that have been kept a secret from Malaysians and to introduce large numbers of imported Chinese labour as has been the case throughout the developing world in Asia and Africa and to spread Chinese economic and cultural hegemony throughout the region.

It will happen. And Lee Kuan Yew wants it to happen before he dies. Bahasa Melayu will be replaced as the main language with Mandarin. If that's taking it the message too far, take a look at Singapore, a former Malay territory and prove me wrong.

Written by: Blogger Gopal Raj Kumar (http://takemon.wordpress.com/)

 


Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress’s Mohd Fazil William fiddle while KLANG VALLEY BURNS,was he HIRED BY UMNO for the church attacks?

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:32 AM PST



In making this call, Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress president Mohd Fazil William said the premier must act as Muslims feel threatened


written by Wudang, January 08, 2010 20:33:51

YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Hj Abd Razak'

With pleasure we wish to inform you that your 1Malaysia slogan and all the related PR works for the past nine months have gone up in flame of the Desa Melawati church fire early this morning. Three more APCOs or RM60 million will not mitigate the damages done by UMNO goons and its associated NGOs.

By the way, we wish to highlight that the cousin of yours cum Home Minister may either have problem with his tongue or all the mainstream journalist are incompetent in doing their job. The cousin of yours seem to be misquoted quite a bit of late.

Sekian. Terima kasih.

Yang Benar,
wudang


Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia's prime minister, earlier said his government was powerless to stop the planned protests as long as protesters did not leave their mosques.


What is Utusan's stand regarding this? Will the govt take drastic actions to restore order such as arrest of church bombing perpetrators under ISA? No? UMNO will let this country go to hell like Indonesia in order to fulfil its greedy political ambitions. Now we better be scared. We probably cannot survive until next election if this goes on.




    Al Jazeera
Of course the government under UMNO is powerless!
Like they are powerless in the cow head incident and other similar incidents
where UMNO supporters are the ones carrying out the protest.



Al Jazeera





















the disgrace is all over the world now prevailed jus becos of the evil intent of the two nonsensical cousins n their gang of barbaric thieves n bandits to create political smoke screen diversion on their own misdeeds filled with their own self gain agenda,but pawning away the national interest!!najis can as well put his sloganeering of 'one malaysia' into the toilet bowl n flush it off for good;NO!it is not 'one malaysia' ,it is 'tipu one malaysia' n malaysian jus don't need that hoodwink!!!!!!!read my lip;BN= Bangsat Negara,!!!!that's what it is as a matter of fact.


Four Christian churches in Malaysia have been attacked amid tensions over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims in the country.

Attackers threw a molotov cocktail which failed to ignite at a church in the state of Selangor on Friday afternoon, media reports said.

The incident comes hours after a petrol bomb was thrown at a church in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, as well as attackers trying to set another two ablaze in a nearby suburb.

Police also recieved reports of cars displaying Christian symbols having their windscreens smashed in the suburb of Bangsar.

Hishammuddin Hussein, the home minister, appealed for calm and moved to assure religious groups in the country that "they are safe".

"I take the events that happened last night very seriously," he said.

"We want to assure the public that this was not a co-ordinated and well-planned action."

Ruling suspended

A Malaysian court had last week overturned a government ban on non-Muslims using the word "Allah" in their literature, allowing Roman Catholic newsletter, theHerald, to use the term to refer to God in the Malay language.

The judge has since suspended the implementation of the ruling, after the government appealed and the Roman Catholic church agreed to the suspension.

Muslim groups held protests after prayers on Friday against the court overturning the "Allah" ban, despite a warning from Musa Hassan, the country's police chief, advising organisers to "let this be handled by the court" and that he "will take action against anyone who acts to jeopardise national security".

Muslims in Malaysia argue that the "Allah" is exclusive to Islam, and its use by Christians would confuse Muslims.

But Catholic church officials say that for Christian indigenous tribes in East Malaysia, who are the main readers of theHerald's Malay-language edition, "Allah" is the only word they have known for God for decades.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett, reporting outside a mosque in the suburb of Kampung Baru, said that protests were held within the mosque compound.

"There was a lively crowd, but not a huge one. Some of the protest organisers filed complaints to local officials over the use of the word Allah in Christian literature," he said.

Government powerless

Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia's prime minister, earlier said his government was powerless to stop the planned protests as long as protesters did not leave their mosques.

Marina Mahathir, a board member of the Sisters in Islam organisation and the daughter of the former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, told Al Jazeera that many Malaysians are "deeply disappointed as to how this issue has been manipulated".

"This issue goes beyond words and debate. I think many do not understand aspects of this religion, which is why there has been a lot of misinformation going around," she said.

Fire in Friday's first incident gutted the administrative office on the first floor of the three-storey Metro Tabernacle church, shortly after midnight.

Mohamad Sabtu Osman, the Kuala Lumpur police chief, said a witness saw four people on two motorcycles breaking the glass front of the church and throwing an incendiary object inside before fleeing.

Molotov cocktails were believed to be thrown into the compounds of two other churches in Petaling Jaya, just outside Kuala Lumpur, before dawn on Friday.

The attacks on the Assumption church and the Life Chapel caused minor damage, officials said.

Osman said there were no fatalities in the attacks and police were investigating, but added that it was premature to link the attacks on the churches to protests by Muslim groups over last week's court ruling.

Heightened security

Lawrence Andrew, editor of the Herald, said many churches had employed extra security guards amid protest threats as a precaution for fear that matters "may just blow up".

And police say they have stepped up security at churches nationwide following the attacks.

Musa, the police chief, said he had "instructed all patrol cars to patrol all church areas – we are monitoring all churches".

Najib, the prime minister, condemned the attacks "because they will destroy our country's harmony".

"The government will take whatever steps it can to prevent such acts," he said.

Salahuddin Ayub, a leader from the Islamic opposition party PAS, also condemned the attack, saying Islam does not allow followers to destroy houses of worship belonging to non-Muslims.

"Even during war, those who seek sanctuary in houses of worship cannot be killed or the buildings itself destroyed," he was quoted as saying by the Malaysian Insider website.

Azmi Sharom, a columnist and law professor at Universiti Malaya, told Al Jazeera that "the unrest is not surprising because of the fact that the government has been pandering to these kinds of people for a long time".

He said the government allowed some groups to protest when others were banned because the main ruling Umno party – which depends on the Malay/Muslim demographic to remain in power – was "unwilling to do anything which would seem to go against what they think is the Malay/Muslim desire".

"This is a noisy demographic and it is potentially dangerous for Umno to alienate them, so this will be a real test for Najib's administration," he said.


To me it means-do what you want to do-fireboom,protest,kill etc etc"







READMORE CLIK HEREProphet Muhammad's promise to Christiansbut now umno is tring to be like Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'



By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today condemned Umno and urged the government to take full responsibility for the church attacks.

"It has to take full responsibility for the worsening of relations between people of different faiths in this country in its handling of the use of the word Allah.

"The irresponsible conduct of fanning the emotions by Umno leaders has brought about this dangerous situation. What we see today confirms that this country is being governed not by engagement consultation, sophistication or persuasion but by brute and mob force," he said in a press statement.

Early this morning, a Protestant church was torched while homemade explosives were thrown at a Catholic church next to the Assunta Hospital.

"The Umno-led government has the penchant to use force or flexing of authority in dealing with delicate issues. Take the case of the ban imposed on the Herald. They could easily have engaged in consultation with the church in Sabah and Sarawak. They should try to understand why the need to use the word Allah without any preconceived notions or prejudice. After all, they have been using the word Allah for many years before BN government acted to ban the Herald.

"They could easily have also engaged in discussions with the various Muslim groups about their legitimate concerns on whether the church are surreptitiously converting Muslims and explore ways to address these concerns in spirit of dialogue and peaceful deliberations," he said.

He explained that there are already laws against converting Muslims but Umno instead chose to politicise the sensitive issue.

"There is already a law against converting Muslims anyway. They could have done a lot more. But because of their lack of maturity and sophistication banning is the obvious choice.

"They want instant popularity so fanning the emotions of Muslims becomes legitimate… and when the court ruled otherwise they then fan the Muslims to oppose the ruling. The people of this country will not escape the scourge of Umno-led rule until they decide once and for all to dislodge this government in the next available opportunity."

PAS has also reminded and warned its members not to engage in any demonstrations organised in the Kampung Baru Mosque, Shah Alam Mosque and the National Mosque after Friday prayers.

The protest is being orchestrated by several Muslim NGOs in retaliation against the High Court's ruling on Dec 31 allowing the Catholic Church to use the word "Allah" in its weekly publication the Herald.

PAS vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had said that the demonstration on the use of the word "Allah" is Umno's position and not the party's.

"We call on all members of PAS in order not to be dragged in the same demonstration sponsored by Umno," he told party's newspaper.

PAS backs the use of the word Allah by Catholics because it is consistent with the federal Constitution and Islamic principles.

Tuan Ibrahim instead asked the members to join the protest against the Egyptian government's unjust action that prevents entry of the Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza from the country.

The demonstration organised by PAS Youth and other NGOs are expected to protest in front of the Egyptian Embassy after Friday prayers.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has also defended his government's decision to allow angry Muslim groups to hold a nationwide protest against the "Allah" ruling, saying they have every right to do so.

However, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan yesterday warned that action will taken against groups planning to stage protest rallies against the use of the word "Allah".


Satu Lagi Project Barisan Nasional?

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 08:07 AM PST












Thank you arsonists en al

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 07:27 AM PST

Thank you, arsonists, because whether you're some thugs hired, used or otherwise manipulated by UMNO, you've effectively helped clobbered UMNO in the next general elections.

Yes, Malaysiakini reports that most Muslims in facebook appear to be for an Allah ban. Do we know why yet? Is it irrational fear? Amidst the hatred being fanned, did Muslims actually have time to sift through the facts and understand the issues? Or I suppose the skeptical side of us could also speculate in the first place whether this is nothing but UMNO cybertrooper manipulation. Let's assume it is not manipulation for a moment.

Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink told of amazing human capacity to make correct snap judgements. But even our subconscious mind cannot process things as complicated as the Allah issue that quickly. When met with a tough decision, he proposed that we paused before jumping in.

UMNO is no idiot. They know this. Therefore they did not allow time for rationalisation. If sentiments needed to be fanned, it has to be NOW. And quite consistently too, since 1Malaysia is about "Performance Now". Get it? We may not know who the arsonists are yet, and what their motives may be, but it's apparent that senior UMNO ministers in openly challenging the High Court decision forced an escalation of what might have been still a calm situation.

I applaud the High Court judge for making a courageous stand based on rule of law and constitutionalism. I shudder to think whether the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court will have the same courage, or they too, like UMNO leaders, will prefer the convenient route of substituting principles with "sensitivities". In this case, it may not be Muslim's sensitivities, but only UMNO sensitivities, in what must now already be established as conventional wisdom, as a result of various recent political decisions.

Something else. Except for a few counters, FBM KLCI dropped after rising in the morning. Without doubt, nothing in the tame mass circulation media attributed the drop to the arson on the churches. But we know better. Now, if you were an UMNO crony, and you have inside information about the potential escalation of a sensitive issue, what would you be doing? Selling a day or two earlier? Perhaps waiting and seeing whether the shares will go down a bit more over the weekend before going in, wait and ride up with the profit again? The Securities Commission should find this a fertile ground to investigate stock market manipulation and insider trading.


PM, You Have Failed Me - By Stephanie Sta Maria.

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 08:17 AM PST

Dear Mr Prime Minister, you have failed me.

This is not a letter to tell you where you went wrong. You should already know that by now and if you don't, many will gladly bring you up to speed.

But this is a letter to tell you what you have done to an ordinary Malaysian like me.

I voted against your government in the last elections but when you came into power, I allowed myself a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, I was wrong about you.

That, just maybe, this time, the perceived enemy would be an ally in disguise. That, just maybe, 1 Malaysia wouldn't be the joke at which everyone laughed.

Change needs time and maybe, just maybe, that was what was necessary. So, against my better judgement, I let myself believe in possibilities.

Then racism reared its head and the moment of truth arrived in the form of cow-head protestors, BTN and the "Allah" issue.

You couldn't have asked for more perfect opportunity to prove that you are more than just a string of clever words. It was your chance to leave a legacy by uniting the nation to stand up against the real enemies – ignorance and fear.

Instead you did nothing, and by doing that, you turned us against each other.

I'm sure you have your litany of reasons for acting the way you have but those reasons don't interest me. All I know is that, when it really mattered, you made me feel like I didn't.

When it came to delivering on your "People First" promise, you chose who those people would be.

When it came to "Performance Now", you failed to see the sense of urgency.

You became everything you told us not to be. To me, you are nothing more than the wizard of Oz.

There was a time when I believed in this country. When I couldn't imagine making a home anywhere else. When I was proud to hold a Malaysian passport. When I felt warmth each time I heard the pilot announce, "Welcome to Kuala Lumpur International Airport". When I took pride in showing off my country to foreign friends who marvelled at how Malaysians lived so peacefully in diversity. Those days are gone.

So forget about how this will affect tourism and FDIs, and think instead about the damage it has done to an ordinary Malaysian like me.

You have made a mockery out of my trust, patriotism and faith. You have made me feel unwelcome in my own home. You have made me feel ashamed to be Malaysian.

My heart breaks at what you have done to my country. Then again, I'm not even sure if I can still call it my country anymore.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


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Posted: 08 Jan 2010 07:16 AM PST





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Malaysian Christians Stand Firm In Their Faith Despite Attacks!

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 06:53 AM PST

BREAKING NEWS


" Fellow Christians, be steadfast and proud of Jesus Christ whom you represent! Never hide Him when confronted by Evil men. Removing your crosses and rosaries or crucifixes from your vehicles is a sign of weakness. God is on our side! Amen."
Father Philip Muthu of Assumption Church, Petaling Jaya


By Admin

Unconfirmed reports say cars belonging to Christians that displayed crosses and rosaries were smashed in Bangsar, Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya. This however is denied by the Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan. Musa had also denied that a Church in Kampung Subang had been attack but the Selabgor State Chief Police Officer has confirmed the attack.

The Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (KIMMA) added more fire by asking PM Najib Razak to be bold for Muslims' sake. In making this call, It's president Mohd Fazil William, a Christian convert to Islam, said the premier must act as Muslims feel threatened. KIMMA is linked to Malaysia's Indian Muslim former PM Mahathir Mohamad.

Despite the onslaught and climate of fear created by these thugs whom political observers say are instigated by the ruling BN/Umno regime. Some are also pointing their fingers at former PM Mahathir Mohamed and former Selangor Chief Minister Khir Toyo as prime instigators of these insane and barbaric attacks on Christians. These incidents also come after Journalists from the Muslim magazine Al Islam attended Mass in Church only to take the Holy Communion and spit it out. So far no action has been taken against these two individuals.

In the light of such attacks and intimidation's, the Parish Priest of Assumption Church of Petaling Jaya Father Philip Muthu which escaped a Molotov cocktail attack had this to say:

" Fellow Christians, be steadfast and proud of Jesus Christ whom you represent! Never hide Him when confronted by Evil men. Removing your crosses and rosaries or crucifixes from your vehicles is a sign of weakness. God is on our side! Amen."

One thing these cowardly attacks has done is to give a wake up call to Christians to get up from their comfort zones and do their bit for regime change in Malaysia. Christians as a whole are known to vote the ruling BN/Umno regime especially in Christian majority East Malaysia. Today's events has changed all that. In fact, Christians in Malaysia, whether Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical or Orthodox are standing united in Christ to face this dark period of Christian history in Malaysia. Whatever the case, the death knell of the BN/Umno regime has been sounded. Najib Razak's 1 Malaysia is now one big JOKE!


Press Statement : Muslim Professionals Forum

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:39 AM PST

Below is the press statement made by the Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF) regarding the tragedy that took place last night:

THE cowardly and utterly senseless act of a group of misguided, chauvinistic bigots in torching at least three churches in the Klang Valley this morning must be condemned in no uncertain terms by all peace-loving Malaysians.

This act of arson, committed presumably in the name of Islam, desecrates the very religion it purports to protect. The Holy Quran unequivocally prohibits destroying the houses of worship of all religions, as warned in Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 40:

"... Had not Allah checked the excesses and aggression of one set of people by means of another, surely would be destroyed monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated..."

During the reign of Umar ibn Al-Khattab, the second righteous caliph, the religious freedom of the citizens of Ilya (Jerusalem) and the sanctity of their synagogues and places of worship were confirmed:

"This is the protection which the slave-servant of Allah, Umar, the Commander of the Believers, extends to the people of Ilya: The safeguarding of their lives, properties, churches, crosses, and of their entire community. Their churches cannot be occupied, demolished, or damaged, nor are their crosses or anything belonging to them to be touched. They will never be forced to abandon their religion, nor will they be oppressed ..." (At-Tabari, Tarikh, Vol III, p. 609, ed. Dar Al-Ma'arif, Egypt.)

In the light of these tragic turn of events, the Muslim Professionals Forum:

1 Demand the authorities immediately conduct an impartial and thorough investigation to identify, apprehend and punish the perpetrators of this despicable violence lest the country spirals into a vicious cycle of retaliatory acts which would fracture the very fabric of Malaysian civil society.

2 Urge the authorities to either refuse or revoke the permit for the planned demonstration in order to contain the heightened emotions and sensitivities among Muslim quarters, angered by the recent High Court decision on the usage of the word "Allah".

3 Urge individuals, organisations and political parties to refrain from further issuing provocative and inflammatory statements related to the High Court verdict.

4 Urge all Malaysians to emphatise and stand in solidarity with our Christian community in their hour of grief and need.5 Urge all peace-loving Malaysians to maintain composure and let cool heads prevail.

May Allah guide us all in these most troubling times.
Dr Mazeni Alwi
Dr Shaikh Johari Bux
Mohamed Ali Ghazali
Dr Jeffrey Abu Hassan
Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin
(Board of Directors)
Muslim Professionals Forum
8 Jan 2010


Malaysian Churches Burn because of Hishammuddin!

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 06:09 AM PST

The three-storey Metro Tabernacle church in Desa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, part of the Assemblies of God movement, was set ablaze in the attack which took place around midnight (yesterday).

At least two other churches are also believed to have been attacked in the last 12 hours in the Klang Valley - the Assumption Church in Jalan Templer, Petaling Jaya and the Life Chapel in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. Some people say this is not a political issue!
I disagree!

Take a look at this sign by this protester and tell me he does not have a political agenda!
Why were there no road blocks, arrests or FRU trucks with water cannon in action?!?

I believe our Home Minister, Hishhammuddin should be responsible for this sad and shameful act of burning churches. His support for the cow head protesters and his stupid action (or lack of it) has encourage more extreme reaction by extremist in this country!

So will the culprits of the church burning be brought to justice?

I don't know!
What I do know is that if no one is charge and convicted for these crimes.... or even if the PDRM take its time to processes this case, than this will surely convince me that UMNO is really behind this brainless, and cowardly act!


Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress’s Mohd Fazil William fiddle while KLANG VALLEY BURNS,was he HIRED BY UMNO for the church attacks?

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:53 AM PST



Friday, January 8, 2010

In making this call, Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress president Mohd Fazil William said the premier must act as Muslims feel threatened


written by Wudang, January 08, 2010 20:33:51

YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Hj Abd Razak'

With pleasure we wish to inform you that your 1Malaysia slogan and all the related PR works for the past nine months have gone up in flame of the Desa Melawati church fire early this morning. Three more APCOs or RM60 million will not mitigate the damages done by UMNO goons and its associated NGOs.

By the way, we wish to highlight that the cousin of yours cum Home Minister may either have problem with his tongue or all the mainstream journalist are incompetent in doing their job. The cousin of yours seem to be misquoted quite a bit of late.

Sekian. Terima kasih.

Yang Benar,
wudang


Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia's prime minister, earlier said his government was powerless to stop the planned protests as long as protesters did not leave their mosques.


What is Utusan's stand regarding this? Will the govt take drastic actions to restore order such as arrest of church bombing perpetrators under ISA? No? UMNO will let this country go to hell like Indonesia in order to fulfil its greedy political ambitions. Now we better be scared. We probably cannot survive until next election if this goes on.




    Al Jazeera
Of course the government under UMNO is powerless!
Like they are powerless in the cow head incident and other similar incidents
where UMNO supporters are the ones carrying out the protest.



Al Jazeera





















the disgrace is all over the world now prevailed jus becos of the evil intent of the two nonsensical cousins n their gang of barbaric thieves n bandits to create political smoke screen diversion on their own misdeeds filled with their own self gain agenda,but pawning away the national interest!!najis can as well put his sloganeering of 'one malaysia' into the toilet bowl n flush it off for good;NO!it is not 'one malaysia' ,it is 'tipu one malaysia' n malaysian jus don't need that hoodwink!!!!!!!read my lip;BN= Bangsat Negara,!!!!that's what it is as a matter of fact.


Four Christian churches in Malaysia have been attacked amid tensions over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims in the country.

Attackers threw a molotov cocktail which failed to ignite at a church in the state of Selangor on Friday afternoon, media reports said.

The incident comes hours after a petrol bomb was thrown at a church in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, as well as attackers trying to set another two ablaze in a nearby suburb.

Police also recieved reports of cars displaying Christian symbols having their windscreens smashed in the suburb of Bangsar.

Hishammuddin Hussein, the home minister, appealed for calm and moved to assure religious groups in the country that "they are safe".

"I take the events that happened last night very seriously," he said.

"We want to assure the public that this was not a co-ordinated and well-planned action."

Ruling suspended

A Malaysian court had last week overturned a government ban on non-Muslims using the word "Allah" in their literature, allowing Roman Catholic newsletter, theHerald, to use the term to refer to God in the Malay language.

The judge has since suspended the implementation of the ruling, after the government appealed and the Roman Catholic church agreed to the suspension.

Muslim groups held protests after prayers on Friday against the court overturning the "Allah" ban, despite a warning from Musa Hassan, the country's police chief, advising organisers to "let this be handled by the court" and that he "will take action against anyone who acts to jeopardise national security".

Muslims in Malaysia argue that the "Allah" is exclusive to Islam, and its use by Christians would confuse Muslims.

But Catholic church officials say that for Christian indigenous tribes in East Malaysia, who are the main readers of theHerald's Malay-language edition, "Allah" is the only word they have known for God for decades.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett, reporting outside a mosque in the suburb of Kampung Baru, said that protests were held within the mosque compound.

"There was a lively crowd, but not a huge one. Some of the protest organisers filed complaints to local officials over the use of the word Allah in Christian literature," he said.

Government powerless

Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia's prime minister, earlier said his government was powerless to stop the planned protests as long as protesters did not leave their mosques.

Marina Mahathir, a board member of the Sisters in Islam organisation and the daughter of the former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, told Al Jazeera that many Malaysians are "deeply disappointed as to how this issue has been manipulated".

"This issue goes beyond words and debate. I think many do not understand aspects of this religion, which is why there has been a lot of misinformation going around," she said.

Fire in Friday's first incident gutted the administrative office on the first floor of the three-storey Metro Tabernacle church, shortly after midnight.

Mohamad Sabtu Osman, the Kuala Lumpur police chief, said a witness saw four people on two motorcycles breaking the glass front of the church and throwing an incendiary object inside before fleeing.

Molotov cocktails were believed to be thrown into the compounds of two other churches in Petaling Jaya, just outside Kuala Lumpur, before dawn on Friday.

The attacks on the Assumption church and the Life Chapel caused minor damage, officials said.

Osman said there were no fatalities in the attacks and police were investigating, but added that it was premature to link the attacks on the churches to protests by Muslim groups over last week's court ruling.

Heightened security

Lawrence Andrew, editor of the Herald, said many churches had employed extra security guards amid protest threats as a precaution for fear that matters "may just blow up".

And police say they have stepped up security at churches nationwide following the attacks.

Musa, the police chief, said he had "instructed all patrol cars to patrol all church areas – we are monitoring all churches".

Najib, the prime minister, condemned the attacks "because they will destroy our country's harmony".

"The government will take whatever steps it can to prevent such acts," he said.

Salahuddin Ayub, a leader from the Islamic opposition party PAS, also condemned the attack, saying Islam does not allow followers to destroy houses of worship belonging to non-Muslims.

"Even during war, those who seek sanctuary in houses of worship cannot be killed or the buildings itself destroyed," he was quoted as saying by the Malaysian Insider website.

Azmi Sharom, a columnist and law professor at Universiti Malaya, told Al Jazeera that "the unrest is not surprising because of the fact that the government has been pandering to these kinds of people for a long time".

He said the government allowed some groups to protest when others were banned because the main ruling Umno party – which depends on the Malay/Muslim demographic to remain in power – was "unwilling to do anything which would seem to go against what they think is the Malay/Muslim desire".

"This is a noisy demographic and it is potentially dangerous for Umno to alienate them, so this will be a real test for Najib's administration," he said.


To me it means-do what you want to do-fireboom,protest,kill etc etc"







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By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today condemned Umno and urged the government to take full responsibility for the church attacks.

"It has to take full responsibility for the worsening of relations between people of different faiths in this country in its handling of the use of the word Allah.

"The irresponsible conduct of fanning the emotions by Umno leaders has brought about this dangerous situation. What we see today confirms that this country is being governed not by engagement consultation, sophistication or persuasion but by brute and mob force," he said in a press statement.

Early this morning, a Protestant church was torched while homemade explosives were thrown at a Catholic church next to the Assunta Hospital.

"The Umno-led government has the penchant to use force or flexing of authority in dealing with delicate issues. Take the case of the ban imposed on the Herald. They could easily have engaged in consultation with the church in Sabah and Sarawak. They should try to understand why the need to use the word Allah without any preconceived notions or prejudice. After all, they have been using the word Allah for many years before BN government acted to ban the Herald.

"They could easily have also engaged in discussions with the various Muslim groups about their legitimate concerns on whether the church are surreptitiously converting Muslims and explore ways to address these concerns in spirit of dialogue and peaceful deliberations," he said.

He explained that there are already laws against converting Muslims but Umno instead chose to politicise the sensitive issue.

"There is already a law against converting Muslims anyway. They could have done a lot more. But because of their lack of maturity and sophistication banning is the obvious choice.

"They want instant popularity so fanning the emotions of Muslims becomes legitimate… and when the court ruled otherwise they then fan the Muslims to oppose the ruling. The people of this country will not escape the scourge of Umno-led rule until they decide once and for all to dislodge this government in the next available opportunity."

PAS has also reminded and warned its members not to engage in any demonstrations organised in the Kampung Baru Mosque, Shah Alam Mosque and the National Mosque after Friday prayers.

The protest is being orchestrated by several Muslim NGOs in retaliation against the High Court's ruling on Dec 31 allowing the Catholic Church to use the word "Allah" in its weekly publication the Herald.

PAS vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had said that the demonstration on the use of the word "Allah" is Umno's position and not the party's.

"We call on all members of PAS in order not to be dragged in the same demonstration sponsored by Umno," he told party's newspaper.

PAS backs the use of the word Allah by Catholics because it is consistent with the federal Constitution and Islamic principles.

Tuan Ibrahim instead asked the members to join the protest against the Egyptian government's unjust action that prevents entry of the Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza from the country.

The demonstration organised by PAS Youth and other NGOs are expected to protest in front of the Egyptian Embassy after Friday prayers.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has also defended his government's decision to allow angry Muslim groups to hold a nationwide protest against the "Allah" ruling, saying they have every right to do so.

However, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan yesterday warned that action will taken against groups planning to stage protest rallies against the use of the word "Allah".


Three churches fire-bombed

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 12:28 AM PST

A church has been fire-bombed in an attack that gutted its ground floor, church officials said, escalating a dispute over the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims. The three-storey Metro Tabernacle church in Desa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, part of the Assemblies of God movement, was set ablaze in the attack which took place around midnight. Camera by Ng Kok Foong Editing by Indrani Kopal
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Halimah: Well planned and orchestrated attacks

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:04 AM PST

Selangor state executive council member Dr Halimah Ali, who was also at the church, believes that the attacks were "well planned and seems like it is being orchestrated by a mastermind". As such she called upon the federal government and the police to take stern measures to apprehend the perpetrators. She urged Muslims to remain calm and to truly study the tenets of Islam, which she says does not allow for such violent behaviour. Camera by Amir Abdulah Editing by Indrani Kopal...
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'Allah' issue protest in Kampung Baru

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:45 AM PST

Despite widespread concerns, the simultaneous protest at three mosques in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam turned out to be a tame affair. At the Kampung Baru mosque, there were only a handful of protesters who gathered briefly. A signature campaign was carried out here as well. Camera & Editor: Lydia Azizan
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