Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim : Pakatan Rakyat Does Not Support Himpun

Wednesday, 19th October 2011

Malaysian should now realised which party they must vote for in the coming election. Being the peace loving citizen I like the comment of one of the reader to the popular local portal who said " what a laughing stock? Malaysian Christians are trying to convert muslims here.....! So you muslims are afraid of Christians that you need to rally against Christians? Come on dont try to create trouble in this country as we know we are supposed to respect one another live peacefully to promote our beloved country regardless of what race or religion. All religions teach us good values and to love one another".

This is the leader that is most suitable for a multi-racial and religious like Malaysia. Any one heard of any  comment from  Malaysia PM Najib Tun Razak? For Najib, 1Malaysia is just a rhetoric!

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) said today it will not support Saturday’s gathering of a million Muslims as Islam is not facing the threat of Christianisation.
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told a press conference today that there was no reason to fear the church as “we have all the power and laws to enhance the understanding of Islam but it has not been done” by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

“Instead, those in power only inculcate fear. We have never believed that Islam is being threatened by Christianisation,” the PKR de fato leader said.

The Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun) or Gathering of a Million Faithful, is organised by various right-wing religious groups calling for Muslims to rise up against the “challenge of Christianisation.”

The rally was mooted after the controversial raid on the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) on August 3 where it was alleged that Christians were proselytising to Muslims there.

About 1,000 Facebook users have confirmed their attendance so far but should Himpun draw much more this weekend, it could push Umno and PAS to seek relevance among more religious Malays.

With ethnic tensions already rising in the years following the 2008 general election, it could raise already simmering fears of Islamisation among non-Muslims and more liberal Malays.

Anwar (picture) added that after PAS said last night it would not back Himpun as the organisers wanted it to be apolitical, PKR had also decided to follow suit as “there can be negative impact” to inter-faith relations.

“But we have compelling evidence to suggest that Umno is involved as its media is playing it up and they only support an event if it is backed by Umno,” the Permatang Pauh MP said.

Distrust between Muslims and Christians peaked when the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raided the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) in Petaling Jaya on August 3, claiming it was proselytising Muslims.

This came after repeated disputes between church and mosque, such as the legal battle over the use of the word Allah to refer to the Christian god.

An initial court ruling allowing the Catholic Church to use the term Allah had led to places of worship being firebombed in January last year.

The government also buckled under pressure and ordered the release of Malay-language bibles seized before Sarawakians, half of whom are Christians, voted in the April 16 state polls.

Before the Jais raid, Umno’s Utusan Malaysia and Malay rights lobby Perkasa accused the DAP of conspiring to turn Malaysia into a Christian state.

Although DUMC has denied Jais’s claims, Utusan Malaysia fanned the flames with allegations that Christian groups in Kuala Lumpur and Johor were actively trying to convert Muslims.

Anwar added today that the party “advises our members not to attend the gathering due to the ramifications of such an event” but said that it would not take disciplinary action against those who do.

Mupok Aku

Between Himpun and Bersih 2.0 Which One Has Potential To Disrupt Malaysia Unity?

Wednesday, 19th October 2011

Bersih was Held for the Interests of All Malaysians and On the Other Hand Himpun is planned for the interest of the Muslims but Why The Police Approved the Later and Not the Former? All Malaysians has the right to know the answer.

1Malaysia : Muslim First, Malaysia Second!

This coming Sataurday, 22nd October 2011, million of muslims are expected to gather at Shah Alam stadium to rally. The purpose of the gathering is to show solidarity among muslims in Malaysia against Christians. The rally has been given the permit by the police immediately. On the other hand BERSIH 2.0 was held to pushing the Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) to ensure free and fair elections in Malaysia. It demanded that the EC clean up the electoral roll, reform postal voting, use indelible ink, introduce a minimum 21-day campaign period, allow all parties free access to the media, and put an end to electoral fraud.The rally was organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih). The rally was banned by Barisan Nasional government.

All Malaysians demand to know why Himpun was given the permit but not Bersih 2.0? Reason given by OCPD Asst Comm Zahedi Ayop in giving the permit was illogical. He said they approved the permit last week as the Himpun event was to be held inside a stadium (Shah Alam Stadium) and would not pose any public order situation. Bersih 2.0 organiser also applied to do the rally in the stadium but was not approved.

According to the organiser of Himpun, one objective of the rally  is to "gauge the unity among Muslims particularly against the Christianisation efforts on Aug 3 by DUMC . But there is no evidence of such efforts. The census shows no Christians among Malays. The home minister has confirmed that there is no evidence of a conspiracy to make Malaysia a Christian state or to install a Christian prime minister. So why the need for an anti-apostasy demonstration?The demonstration is against Christian efforts to convert Muslims. There is no evidence of such efforts. So why the need for such demonstration? Why do the Muslims need to demonstrate against a non-existent threat? Can Christians demonstrate against Muslim efforts to convert Christians?

Najib has been spending millions of tax payer monies to promote 1Malaysia. Personally I felt that 1Malaysia is a good efforts by PM. The concept caters the needs of all sector of the plural society and to  ensure equal distribution of wealth between racial  groups, between states and federal. Integrity on the part of the government and the public sector is one matter.  In order to move Malaysia towards a better society, identity and future hence unity and integration should promote co-operation between race, beliefs and  region as one Malaysia, not as Sarawakian or Sabahan. The  trust and aspiration of the people that 1Malaysia will bring about a greater nation must not be hampered. But based on action of certain people and parties, 1Malaysia will sure fail. As long as we have organization like PERKASA that promote Malay supremacy, Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun) that opposed to Christians and the political parties like United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and the Malaysia Indian Congress (MIC) and also the individual like Perak's Mufti , the 1Malaysia will be just remained a rhetoric.

Well Najib, whatever the reasons given by your administration  for double standard in issuing the permit between Bersih 2.0 and Himpun, we the Malaysians are closely watching you. Don't expected to get the same number of votes from the non-muslim voters in the coming election!

Mupok Aku 

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