Archive for August 15th, 2012

Siapa kafir harbi?

By Aspan Alias
15 Ogos |The Malaysian Insider

Setakat ini belum ada apa-apa tindakan pihak kerajaan terhadap pihak yang memfatwakan DAP sebagi parti untuk ‘kafir harbi’. Sikap kerajaan membiarkan perkara ini terus menerus di sebut oleh pihak tertentu yang ‘desperate’ ini, membawa tanggapan yang pihak kerajaan BN hari ini tidak prihatin terhadap sensiviti rakyat berbilang kaum dan agama dalam negara ini.

Tidak ada sesiapa berhak untuk melebelkan pihak yang menyokong dan bermuafakat dengan DAP bagi kebaikan negara menggelarkan mereka sebagai kafir. DAP merupakan sebuah parti politik yang terdaftar secara halal dengan pendaftaran pertubuhan dan parti itu telah menjunjung segala peruntukan yang tertulis di dalam perlembagaan negara. Hanya pihak Umno sahaja yang cuba menafikannya.

Ulamak sesat yang memberikan fatwa itu wajar di ambil tindakan kerana ia merupakan satu tindakan memecah belahkan rakyat berbilang agama dan kaum dan ini merupakan tentangan secara ‘direct’ terhadap agama suci kita. Memecah belahkan masyarakat merupakan tindakan yang tercemar dari pandangan agama suci kita, kerana kita di tuntut untuk saling menghormati diantara semua puak dan bangsa serta agama.
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Mat Zain’s letter to IGP on “Statutory Declaration Bala Menggugat Kewibawaan PM Najib”

Mat Zain bin Ibrahim | 15 Ogos 2012


YDH Tan Sri Hj.Ismail Hj.Omar,IG,
Ketua Polis Negara,
Polis Di-Raja Malaysia,
Bukit Aman.

YDH Tan Sri,


Saya amat mengalukan dan teruja dengan kenyataan YB Dato Seri Mohamad Nazri Aziz(YB Nazri) Menteri di-JPM, memperakukan komitmen Kerajaan menyiasat pendedahan RPK berkenaan pembikinan dan kandungan affidavit P.I.Bala, sepertimana yang dilaporkan dalam media pada 12 Ogos.

Sekiranya pendedahan RPK sedemikian itu diberi perhatian serious oleh Kerajaan, maka saya percaya pendedahan yang saya telah buat berkaitan pemalsuan dan penipuan, yang dilakukan oleh Gani Patail dan Musa Hassan juga tidak diketepikan.
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When was Malaysia’s destiny hijacked?

Stanley Koh | August 14, 2012

Why does a debate on patriotism, deriving from the Greek word, ‘patriarch’ meaning ‘fatherland’ can easily shake, rattle and roll human reactions?


The uncertainty about this nation’s future is not just leadership styles and differences in governance that may be changed but allegiances and loyalties on both sides of the political divide.

Naturally, August brings about the seasonal topic of “patriotism” like the seasonal Malaysian fruit king, durian, making its odour and thorny presence felt at the right time. Nobody is immune.

But time has also given “patriotism” many meanings to different people even as unscrupulous politicians use the definition in their rhetoric to gain favourable political mileage.

The concept of “loyalty and patriotism” to the nation has always been a touchy issue particularly in the formative years of the nation, before and after independence.

It reared its ugly head occasionally when rank and file Umno leaders at the party’s annual general assemblies belittled and questioned the loyalty and patriotism of non-Bumiputera communities, labelling them as “pendatang” or migrants despite generations being born here.

Why does a debate on patriotism, deriving from the Greek word, “patriarch” meaning “fatherland” can easily shake, rattle and roll human reactions?

Is it just a feeling of being Malaysian in a manner that either you love it or leave it type of sentiment? Does it apply to those Malaysians who are often critical of their government but yet love this country not necessarily in a blind or unquestionable way?

Or does it mean that if you see something wrong with your country or your government but not do anything about it – makes you qualified as a patriot? Read the rest of this entry »


Najib to Reassess Malaysian Web Law

By SHIBANI MAHTANI | August 14, 2012, 11:50 a.m. ET
The Wall Street Journal

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took to microblogging site Twitter on Tuesday to say that he will ask his government to reassess a new law that critics say could restrict online freedoms.

Throughout the day, Malaysians surfing popular blogs and some political websites were greeted by pop-up banners and blacked-out pages prepared as part of a concerted campaign against section 114A, a controversial amendment to the country’s Evidence Act. The law holds owners of Wi-Fi connections or editors of blogs or forums legally accountable for any seditious or defamatory material spread through their accounts or websites.

A series of prominent websites, including those of the Malaysian Bar Council, the opposition Democratic Action Party, and news portals Malaysiakini, Free Malaysia Today and BFM Radio, were either blacked out voluntarily or featured a pop-up message: Stop 114A.
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‘Childish, extreme’ to stop Muslim backing for DAP

Malaysiakini | 3:15PM Aug 14, 2012

Perlis mufti Juanda Jaya has described Islamic teacher Abdullah Sa’amah’s claim that it is haram for Muslims to support DAP as “strange”, “extreme”, “childish” and “outdated”.

In an email interview, Juanda said such views should not be taken seriously because they are not reflective of Islamic teachings, and are not in line with the federal constitution and democracy.

“Thus, those who highlight and give room to such extreme and anti-democratic views, and who are inclined towards causing arguments in a peaceful country like Malaysia, have an attitude that is very disappointing,” he said.

Juanda was replying questions on whether Abdullah’s comments have any basis and if these could have any impact on society.

He said Malaysia is a plural society and Muslims should vote for those who fulfil the needs of Islam and who can bring stability to the country.
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Does it takes a blackout, sir?

— Jaleel Hameed
The Malaysian Insider
Aug 14, 2012

AUG 14 — Thank you, Mr Prime Minister, for realising the effects of the Internet Blackout Day today.

But, sir, how did this come about? Why does it take an uproar for your ministers and government to snap into action.

Well, not the government. Only you, sir, and a few other lawmakers, figured it out but that too way after Section 114A of the Evidence Act was passed.

Is this People First, Performance Now?

Because tonight, sir, you reaffirmed that people come first.

“I have asked Cabinet to discuss section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950. Whatever we do we must put people first,” you said on Twitter.

See, sir, you have to watch what’s going on now within your government and supporters, including the sycophantic cybertroopers who support anything done by your colleagues without thinking about it. Read the rest of this entry »


Historic triumph 4Msian online democracy

Tweets @limkitsiang

Historic triumph 4Msian online democracy – 24hr Internet Blackout Day initiated by CIJ 2demand repeal of repressive S114A Evidence Act 1950

“I have asked cabinet 2discuss S114A” – Najib acknowledges power of solidarity of online Msian community w sea of black on Msian cyberspace

Law needed 2deal with slanderous offensive incendiary postings lies falsehoods 2incite hatred illwill agnst individual group race religion

But NO 2any law which acts as internet censorship 2violate responsible legitimate freedom of expression online n persecute innocent ppl

Outcome of historic “Internet Blackout Day” – Online community should be fully involved/consulted in framing any internet legislation