Friday, 27th August 2010
Stop HUDUD or Lose the Iban/Dayak Supports
Iban/Dayak at the earlier stage of the formation of Malaysia were worried that by joining Malaysia they would be forced to convert to Islam (jadi Melayu) but after assurance was given by their leaders that they would be allowed to continue practice their religion and way of life, only then they agreed to join Malaysia.
What is Hudud to The Iban/Dayak
For the Iban/Dayak Hudud means Islamic rule where night clubs, drinking an alcoholic drink and any sort of social activities are not allowed. They will look at Kelantan state and the Kingdom of Brunei as an example.
Their perception might be wrong but in reality that is what really happen in Kelantan and the Kingdom of Brunei.
In Kelantan where the majority of its populations are Malay, the response from it people so far have been so good. Eventhought PAS (Islamic Party Of Malaysia) in imposing certain social strictures such as single-sex queues in supermarkets; separate public benches for men and women; and limiting entertainment centres to prohibit "salacious behaviour";Proposals to institute punishments such as amputation of limbs for thievery and execution for blasphemy, restrictions or outright bans on the traditional performance of syncretic Malay theatrical forms, such as Wayang Kulit, Makyong, Dikir Barat, and Main Puteri; banish any sculpture that looked like human or animal, modified versions without the traditional references to Hindu dewa–dewi and traditional Malay hantu; restricted public performances by women: Aside from Quran recitals, such performances are completely banned if any men are in the audience, but so far PAS has been able to retain Kelantan from UMNO since year 1990.
Stop Hudud or Iban/Dayak Will Pull-out From PKR
After the deregisteration of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) and the failed registeration of Malaysia Dayak Congress (MDC), most of the partyless young Iban from the urban areas had turned to PKR to fight for their struggles. Since then, effort had been made to spread the party to the rural areas.
But with recent development where PAS pursuing its dream to implement Hudud nationwide if the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)win the election in the 13th GE, this can shun the Iban/Dayak from PR. Without the Iban/Dayak support, the PR dream to chase BN (Barisan Nasional) out of Putra Jaya will not be successfully.
To PAS, if you need the Iban/dayak support the party has to forget about Hudud and to stick to the original PR manifiesto which which promised a more democratic and inclusive society.
AGI IDUP AGI NGELABAN