27
Feb
09

lion-painting

God has promised those of you who have attained to faith and do righteous deeds that, of a certainty, He will cause them to accede to power on earth, even as He caused [some of] those who lived before them to accede to it; and that, of a certainty, He will firmly establish for them the religion which He has been pleased to bestow on them; and that, of a certainty, He will cause their erstwhile state of fear to be replaced by a sense of security – [seeing that] they worship Me alone, not ascribing divine powers to aught beside Me.

But all who, after [having understood] this, choose to deny the truth – it is they, they who are truly iniquitous!

AN – NUR (55)

LONGKANG POLITICS

UMNO Youth must be out of their minds if they think that the way to fight the gutter politics of Karpal Singh is to brandish their own version of longkang politics!

Their intrusion into the august House of Parliament can be construed as treason of  the highest order as they have not only invaded the physical space of the honourable Speaker and Members of Parliament but more significantly, the physical guardian of the Federal Constitution and everything that it stands for.

When the UMNO Malays defend their ketuanan and adab, the sovereignty of their Rulers, the Malay language and Islam don’t they realise that they themselves must be exemplary in upholding all of these? Do they remember at all that Islam and Malay adat is full of urgings for us to show good behaviour at all times?

When the Malays accuse others of derhaka and treason against the Sultan, are they aware that the House of Parliament is the rightful abode of our constitutional  monarchy, and to invade this sacrosanct space is more serious than demonstrating outside the Sultan’s istana?

What must our politicians be thinking when they engage their supporters in these absurd ways? Are they trying to provoke anarchy and rebellion among the irrational and emotional? Or are they trying to wrest votes in the coming party and bye elections?

Instead of redeeming UMNO’s image and standing in the eyes of the electorate, they are only destroying it further.

Ordinary Malaysians are a lot wiser than the politicians we have voted into power!

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  1. 1 ocho-onda
    February 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I commend you for the reprimand, nini. It is time that our politicians bring integrity and moral ethics back to the political landscape and raise themselves above gutter politics !

    Two wrongs do not make a right.

    It is understandable that Karpal Singh was riled by the threats that he has been receiving but it is unacceptable of him to be insensitive and disrespectful of adat melayu by mentioning the “c” word . To utter such a “pantang” word in Parliament is like stirring at a hornet’s nest !

    Similarly. like you have pointed out , the heated reaction of Umno Youth, no matter how offended, will only make a bad situation worse.

    The leaders from both sides should exercise more restraint in their actions not to inflame the feelings of their supporters. We are living through perilous times with an impending socio-economic crisis looming in our midst followed by hardships and we need to take care not to incite unnecessary unrest.

    Perhaps, the politicians should pay heed to a recent advertisement by a concerned citizen appealing to them to stop all the bickering and concentrate instead in taking care of the well being of our nation and economy! The rakyat will decide which party will win at the next general elections !

  2. 2 ninitalk
    February 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    My last 3 postings were also published in letters to The Star and The Sun who I think realise they should be bolder in publishing controversial viewpoints. If we don’t read them in the MSM, the blogs and on-line newspapers post them anyway – so they might as well be up to date.

    I’ve decided that anything I write on my blog is “respectable” enough to appear in the national newspapers so I hope this one will be published too. My friends and acquaintances, including you ocho-onda, are very encouraging and say I articulate what they are thinking and feeling but don’t have the inclination to write about.

    I’m still waiting for something substantive to come out of the mouths of the top BN leadership! I may be waiting for Godot!

  3. February 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

    We all know that from before, Karpal Singh is non “conventional” and his oratory substance often borders barbarism with colorful rude and disgusting remarks. That is his style so why do we succumb to it? We don’t defend Malay rights or even rat rights by this samseng kampung style so who gave umno youth the right to degrade the entire Malay race here? They have done this too many times and someone please tell them to stop it.


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