"Bulan Merdeka "Tanah tumpah darahku" . Saya akan mencuba menulis artikel saya dalam bahasa malaysia sepanjang bulan ogos. Minta maaf kalau ayat- ayat atau kata- kata yang saya gunakan berbau bahasa indonesia atau english."

Salam merdeka,

Halaman depan semua media cetak "dihiasi" dengan berita mengenai "kekecohan pada Forum memeluk islam". Kejadian ini bukan sahaja mendapat liputan di media tempatan tetapi juga media antarabangsa. Inikah cara kita "mencerminkan" perpaduan kita pada bulan merdeka???

Yang lebih mengejutkan adalah, "pihak" yang memainkan peranan kunci dalam "kekecohan yang memalukan negara" ini. Sebelumnya UMNO, MCA, MIC - BN dikritik hebat kerana dikatakan mengamalkan politik perkauman. Pada pendapat saya, BN dan parti komponennya telah menerima message rakyat dan menunjukkan kesanggupan mereka "berubah" mengikut permintaan rakyat. ref: (MIC to shed racist approach in tackling problems)

Tapi apa yang terjadi pada pakatan rakyat? Pada GE-12, PR berjaya mengurangkan kepercyaan rakyat pada BN dengan mengatakan BN adalah sebuah parti perkauman. Tapi 2 parti komponen PR telah jelas "menunjukkan pendirian" mereka semalam. ( within 5 months)

"At 9.50am, a handful of protesters, led by Kulim Bandar Baharu parliamentarian Zulkifli Noordin from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), muscled their way to the front of the first-floor auditorium at the Bar Council headquarters in Leboh Pasar Besar here amid an ongoing and lively discussion. Among the protest leaders seen in the crowd are PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub and Zulkifli."

"A leader of the protesters - PKR Kulim-Bandar Baharu parliamentarian Zulkifli Noordin - declared the abrupt end of the forum as a victory for them. By 10.40am, most of the protesters have dispersed."

Yang memimpin "protest" ini bukan orang- orang biasa melainkan pemimpin dan wakil rakyat yang menjadi "icon" kedua parti komponen pakatan rakyat.

Saya percaya, tidak ada "true malaysian" yang menginginkan hal ini. ( besides personal and political reasons ofcourse). Jangan kita biarkan "Perpaduan" yang diidamkan oleh Bapa perpaduan kita alm Tun Hussein Onn dihancurkan demi agenda politik.

BN sebuah perikatan yang mewalili pelbagai kaum di malaysia yang membawa kepada kemerdekaan melalui kerjasama antara kaum yang murni. Saya tidak mengatakan BN 100% perfect. Tapi kelebihannya ada pada pengalaman kerjasama antara kaum untuk lebih 50 tahun. Pengalaman ini yang akan menjadi modal untuk membawa kepada perpaduan kaum. Kita telah percayakan "usaha kemerdekaan" pada mereka. Dan BN telah membuktikan kemampuanya. Sebagai sebuah parti yang prihatin pada perubahan dan kehendak rakyat, saya percaya BN akan membuktikan kemampunya dalam hal ini juga. Tsunami politik 2008 sudah pasti akan menjadi "suntikan" bagi mereka "to perform for the people as what they want"

Let the rakyat judge, BN yang mempunyai asas yang kuat dalam "kerjasama antara kaum" atau Pakatan Rakyat yang jelas membuktikan kepada rakyat bahawa perikatan mereka "longgar" dan pendirian antara komponen sangat berbeza.

Berikut adalah Statement rasmi dari Koordinator umum nasional PEMUDA MIC dalam hal ini:

THE MIC YOUTH STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE TACTICS OF IRRESPONSIBLE GROUPS IN DISRUPTING THE BAR COUNCIL FORUM ON CONVERSION TO ISLAM IN KUALA LUMPUR TODAY.

THEIR ACTIONS IS A STEP BACKWARD TOWARDS THE UNITY AND RELIGIOUS HARMONY AMONGST THE VARIOUS RACES IN MALAYSIA ENVISIONED UNDER VISION 2020.

WE ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE GROUPS FOR FAILING TO ALLOW THE DISCUSSION OF THE ISSUES OF INTER-FAITH IN A MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER.

THE BAR COUNCIL HAS REITERATED THAT THE FORUM ON RELIGIOUS CONVERSION WAS NOT TO QUESTION THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 121 (A)

OF THE CONSTITUTION BUT TO ADDRESS THE CONFLICTS OF LAWS FACING FAMILIES CAUGHT BETWEEN THE SEPARATE JURISDICTIONS OF CIVIL AND SYARIAH LAWS.

THE MIC YOUTH REALISE THE NECESSITY OF THE ABOVE FORUM AS IT WILL CLARIFY CONFUSION OF THE CONCERNED GROUP AND WILL BE A BASE FOR GUIDELINE FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING TO CONVERT TO THEIR ORIGINAL RELIGION DUE TO THEIR PERSONAL JUDGEMENT.

WE BELIEVE OPEN DISCUSSIONS AND DIALOGUES ON THE PROBLEMS ARISING OUT OF THE SYARIAH AND CIVIL COURTS SEPARATE JURISDICTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES TO RELIGIOUS CONVERSIONS ARE IMPERATIVE TO FIND SOLUTIONS.

THERE ARE SO MANY CASES WHERE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WERE AFFECTED BECAUSE OF THE CONVERSION IN AND OUT OF ISLAM. MANY WHO HAD CONVERTED WERE ALSO IN A DILEMMA AS THEY WERE UNABLE TO REVERT TO THEIR FORMER RELIGION..

WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THESE GROUPS SHOULD HAVE USED THE FORUM TO COME AND GIVE THEIR VIEWS INSTEAD OF ACTING HIGH-HANDEDLY AND FORCING THE CANCELLATION OF THE FORUM.

WE ARE DISAPPOINTED THAT THE POLICE HAD ALSO FAILED TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THESE GROUPS FOR STAGING DEMONSTRATIONS AND HAD INSTEAD ASKED BAR COUNCIL TO CANCEL THE FORUM.

THE MIC YOUTH IS ALSO CONCERNED WITH THE STATEMENTS MADE BY CERTAIN LEADERS WHO HAD STRONGLY OPPOSED THE FORUM AS IT HAS CAUSED RESENTMENT AMONGST THE NON MUSLIMS

THEY SEEM TO HAVE IGNORED THE FACT THAT THE BAR COUNCIL HAS ALREADY CLARIFIED THAT THE FORUM WAS TO ADDRESS THE CONFLICTS OF LAW.

THEY SHOULD HAVE COME OUT WITH THEIR PROPOSALS IN ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF NON-MUSLIM HUSBANDS WHO ABANDON THEIR SPOUSES AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CONVERT INTO ISLAM RATHER THAN TO STOP A LEGITIMATE FORUM.

THE MIC YOUTH ALSO CALL ON HINDRAF TO PUBLICLY STATE THEIR STAND AS THE GROUP WHO OPPOSED THE FORUM WAS LED BY A PARTI KEADILAI RAKYAT MP. IS THIS WHAT HINDRAF GETS FOR SUPPORTING PKR IN THE GENERAL ELECTION?

T Mohan

National Coordinator,

MIC Youth
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15 comments:

malayamuda said...

if talking about religion can make some groups so angry……….can u imagine what would have happened to this country if

1. a Muslim who had converted to christianity had his dead body confiscated by the Christians on his funeral day ?

2. can u imagine what would happen if a newly converted Christian father converts his 2 muslim children to Christianity without his Muslim wife’s permission ?

There cant be one rule for Muslims and another for non Muslims. Both are human beings and both have and share the same feelings.

Zulkefli is a racist fanatic and so is Salahuddin Ayob and both should be arrested for inciting racial hatred.

Instead of shouting on the road like uncivilised barbarians both Zulkefli and Salahuddin should have attended the forum and argued their points.

The prefer to behave like Taliban uncivilised people instead

Anonymous said...

Let me stress one important point here. First off - there is no such thing as freedom of speech in this world or else the Libel and Slander Act wouldn’t have existed. There must be a limitation especially in a multi racial & multi religious country like Malaysia. Pls also respect the views of the Muslim majority.

If you truly believe in freedom of speech, go to Europe and say that the holocaust was a myth. See what will happen. So much for freedom of speech.

gurumaha said...

1. Is this the type of MP and lawyer who encourage violence the type of MP you want?

2. It shows clearly the sort of Jeykll and Hyde mentality he has and God forbid if he become even more powerful one day.

3. Is this the type of MP you want to lead our children to 2020?

Anonymous said...

The people at GE2008 showed more support to the Pakatan Rakyat because they thought it was better than the BN - but after what happened on Saturday, maybe we should re-evaluate.

Maybe, if there is no clarifying response of the Pakatan Rakyat position, be campaigning to ensure that Anwar Ibrahim does not win in Permatang Pauh - or that even if he wins, he does so with a much lesser majority.

WHY? Because many a times, the only way to communicate our displeasure with a particular political parties and politicians is through the ballot box...

Nostradamus said...

From Racism to Satanism

1. If anyone thinks as a Malaysian at heart you will never support any of the current political parties who speaks only about championing or protecting their own race and religious interests. Whether it comes from UMNO, PAS, MCA, MIC, PKR, Gerakan, Hindraf, PBS, DAP, PPP or whatever new name it’s called racism and whoever supports that party is called a racist. It is no different from apartheid. It dirties and poison your soul.

2. Those who are racists but speak with a fork tongue (Jeyklls), hiding it behind other causes like religion, meritocracy, education, poverty etc are even worse than clear cut racists and can only fit into the category of satans.

3. Malaysian racists and the MSN have corrupted the following words which meant differently in other countries ex. nationalism, patriotism, royalists, freedom, liberty, corruption, democracy etc.

4. Power, Greed and Selfishness rule in Malaysia and now we include Racism and Satanism.

More facts at http://patek1472.wordpress.com

Scorpion said...

PKR's Malay candidate's are known for their aggressiveness and racial hatred. It is Anwar who gave a new perspective on PKR to the Non-Malays. Though PKR is not a choice for the Non-Malays, it gave us no choice but to choose them due to BN's arrogance and sidelining of the Non-Malays.

Just like BN's rotten MPs, you do have some shit-smelly MPs in PR which may face exit in next election, unless they contest in Malay majority area.

Anonymous said...

I like the last paragraph.Can I ask the similar question? Temple Demolition and Discrimination-Is this what MIC got for supporting BN?Nobody is perfect and the same goes to PKR.I'm one of the voters who vote for Zul.Now,the next round we know how to teach him a lesson.Why relate Hindraf again? I vote PKR coz I want changes and Hindraf did not teach me or others to vote for PKR.We're matured enough to differentiate the good and bad apple.So,MIC do not make this issue as part of your political game.

Vish said...

Dear MIC Youth National Coordinator,

In order to demonstrate that you, as you so eloquently put it, 'realise the necessity of the above forum', and are not just taking advantage of the incident for political leverage, how about MIC organize an open forum of exactly the same genre?

By doing so perhaps you will display that you are still relevant to Malaysians.

-Vish.

Ghifari X said...

Attempting to chip-off the irreversible
By Davy de Verteuil, Trinidad & Tobago

1. Why the Bar Council idea should not be considered malicious and provocative?
2. What dialogue is the Bar Council "you" seeking from a people with a 1400 year custom?
3. Why is the Bandar Kulim MP label a hard liner now?
While your claim of India like China having more Muslims than Malaysia that does not denote the influence and founding institutions by way of numbers, Malaysia is a sovereign country and no nation sovereignty is determined by its size.
For your information Islam and Muslims are violently kept in check both in China Kashmir and India proper. So have a good look before you attempt to trivialise the Malays inalienable right to guard their customs and way of life.
However I implore the Malay people; it is not proper that you refer to your fellow humankind as pigs- this is an insult also to God and His messengers. We are all part of the human family created by GOD and this goes against the essence of Islamic enlightenment.
Have you ‘Bar Council’ not realized the hatred from respondents in the many blogs in Malaysia?
What are you telling us that this reactionary behaviour is entirely the Muslims fault also?
I disagree with the name calling yet I refuse to pander to the Bar Council’s condescension of innocence as they claim that the call was merely to discuss. The Bar Council’s determination and wilful defiance, its sarcasms betray the rational here. This is not a professional institution representing issues of Law and Justice but a group rearing to displace a people and their indigenous right. The Bar’s actions are fraught with ulterior motives and could erode the little trust form the nation’s majority.
In my honest opinion this group of legal individuals have attack the constitution of Malaysia as they use their offices to challenge and turn over the constitution through an assembly outside of parliament.
This isn’t freedom of any kind rather it’s a recipe for anarchy neither is this the defence of any community but an affront to disenfranchise the other. The Bar Council acted like a legal and intellectual entity toward bulling the Malays.
Riling any group of people invigorates extremism and the Bar Council should blame itself for the near fracas it brought about. Transformations are taking place in South &Latin America and in Africa where the indigenous have been marginalised brutalised that left various cultures extinct as the √Člite are on the offensive yet here in Malaysia the Early people are told that their ways and customs are unacceptable which form a historical point of view goes against the very grain of freedom liberty and justice.
To All quarters, until you all come to appreciate that none can move the sun and the moon from where they stand there will always be antagonism.
The Bar Council attempt to diminish indigenous Muslim rights and customs in an all too pretentious dialogue is a betrayal of civility and boarders on a malicious coup, they know all too well that attacking Islam tantamount to declaring war on its forbearers.
Perhaps they were testing the soil but they were overwhelmed by a small band determined not to spare as much as a spark.
The March 8 election results and the current political uncertainty was not due to Muslim or Islamic traditions in Malaysia but that failures for accountability unbridled corruption and ineptitude across the board were dragging the nation down.
There are elements (Bar Council)who believe that this is an opportune moment to belt the Muslims and ransom the country of its norms and founding traditions- well sorry....That demo sound a warning otherwise.
And for those of you sighting the US as an example on any issues of democracy freedom and justice - by GOD you don't have to go there - just read....I lived and was educated in the US and Canada; you have no idea of the US except for its Hollywood and media fallacies impressed on the rest of the world.
Judging from your disgusted ill or uninformed or both; points of views I can only ask: are you all happy with the slaughter of over 1million Iraqis and the pretext by which this mass killings were executed? For your information they weren't all Muslims though majority are and the thousands of brown Christians who were considered collateral damage that perished.
I have not read or experience similar out pouring of hatred towards Britain and the US as I am witnessing here both by the host blogger and its contributors.
How dare you site America as an example where it contains the biggest prison population in the world/history and the black brown and chinky eye peoples are often targets of abuse due to inherent unrepentant racist that forms America's reactionary safety valve?
Why is it that in Malaysia the indigenous have to surrender their traditions and customs because it is deemed unfair when at the same time you “Bar Council” wished to invoke your customs and perceived rights as equitable and just? Aren't the Malay Muslims losing their rights then? I am not afraid to say this; The Malays like everyone else are this nation, but they Malays are the earlier ones; like it or not, that carries a lot of weight as much as Right.
I will always know my rights in the house of my in-laws no other method in adoption will have me fooled.
From the desk of an Arawak African & Indian in ‘ONE’ on the beautiful Islands in the Caribbean.
Arawak is a people or tribe who is refer to as American Indian or Red Indian.
Indigenous rights are my struggle- No apology.

Anonymous said...

both Zulkefli and Salahuddin are liability to PR. With this litte event, it directly tell the voter think twice before give too much vote to PR. Seriuosly, I won't give too much vote to PR until they are proven themselve to be multi-racial and liberal. I have 12 votes in my family under my influence.

mynakednews said...

Are you in Indonesia studying medicine under MIED loan or Govt loan. You seem to be obligated to MIC or BN. Dont you agree that our Perpaduan or National Unity is at lowest in 50 years due to BN or MIC? Give chance to PR to sort them out. They are in power only less than 6 months now. Dont over carry the "balls". Its not good for you, your future or the community at large.

PUNITHAN SHAN said...

hi mr mynakednews,

i am not a MIED or govt funded student.

My undivided loyalty is for the country.

I am bloging my "personal" opinion on the things that i have faith on.

Give time for PR to start from "0" or BN who have the experience and achievements to reform according to ppl's wishes. Thats a thing each and every one of us to choose i guess.

While you waiting and "hoping" PR to do something, i choose to support the current government.

Thanks for your concern on my future sir. A risk i am willing to take.

thank you sir. salam merdeka

mynakednews said...

Good you admitted that you are BN supporter. Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

"My undivided loyalty is for the country".You must be kidding.You must be blind and deaf or pretending to be blind and deaf."Maybe you kena jampi di Indonesia." Are you a member in MIC Youth?I guess so.....

PUNITHAN SHAN said...

The one thing i can't tolerate is, doubting my loyalty on "tanah tumpah darahku".

But, after witnessing many choose to fly our malaysian flag upside down............

i choose to say I LOVE MY MALAYSIA and keep walking with the hope all this "chaos" will come to an end soon.

SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA.