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There’s something not right about Ms Boo

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By Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi

Boo Su-Lyn of Malay Mail Online notoriety is at it again. In a recent article of hers on June 23, she exhorted all Malaysians to “speak English“.

Ms Boo opens her article with a compare and contrast. She compares a foreigner who is a Bangladeshi national selling drinks with some officers she lodged a police report with − whom she laments can’t speak the language.

She then goes on to ask her Dapster readership the following incredible question: “If a foreigner can speak English, why can’t Malaysians?”

“Officer, I know it’s 2am but really, all I had to drink was English tea, coupled with muffins and scones”

Last I checked, Boo is Bangsa Malaysia

Her question is just plain odd. Odd in the sense a Japanese would be looked at askance for querying why her fellow Japanese could not speak English (instead of Japanese) or a Korean for asking why her fellow Koreans could not speak English (instead of Korean). Or Thai, or Finnish, Swedish etc, etc.

There is definitely something not right with Ms Boo and the same goes for many others in our urban society who claim to desire a united Malaysia. What is not right is their lack of respect our national language.

The law: Article 152(1) of our constitution makes clear that Bahasa Melayu shall be the national language.

Section 2 of the National Language Act 1963/67 further stipulates that as bahasa kebangsaan, Malay is to be the sole language used for all official purposes. Section 8 of the same Act states that it shall be used in all proceedings before our courts and the English language may only be used in the interest of justice.

It is for this reason that naturally, Malay, and not English, is the priority of our politicians, be they from the ruling BN or from the new Hope/Harapan coalition, as acknowledged by Ms Boo herself in her MMO piece.

The Malay Mail assistant news editor complained that “the BN government did not go through with making English a compulsory pass subject for the Form Five SPM exam” and “Pakatan Harapan, on the other hand, opposes the Dual Language Programme (DLP) that allows schools the option of teaching science and mathematics subjects in English or Bahasa Malaysia”.

But so what?

English is not the national language of our country, and as such, is not the main medium of communication in our education system.

Nor is English a language indigenous to Malaysia.

It is not the stated duty of every Malaysian to learn it for whatever purpose, including for further education, although admittedly competency in English is useful to gain additional knowledge.

But then again, mastery of any language contributes to this knowledge boom, not just English.

Malay however, occupies a special position in our highest law as our national language and is used as the medium of instruction in schools. That is, all schools but the independent Chinese schools.

Signage in Japan rarely feature anything other than Japanese writing

Japan and Korea doing fine sans English

Ms Boo writes “None of us made the rules and decided that English would be the world’s lingua franca. But because it is, we just have to accept it and make do”.

That is true. Likewise, none of us today debating back and forth made our constitution or laws that decided Malay would be our national language. But because it is, we have have to accept the fait accompli and learn how to communicate effectively in BM.

Therefore, we must give it due priority − over and above other languages, including English.

Ms Boo further writes, “It is also ridiculous to make excuses about how we don’t need to learn English to be good at science and math because Korea and Japan did fine with their own languages”. She also dismisses local R&D as “hardly groundbreaking”

So?

The fact is, Japan and Korea are doing just fine without the English language. The fact that our own local research is hardly groundbreaking has nothing to do with language; it merely reflects the poor state of local researchers.

Local research can and must be enhanced without forsaking our national language. This can be done by having such research written in the Malay language, as the Koreans and Japanese have their own research written in their own Korean and Japanese languages, respectively.

⇓  Boo Su-Lyn refuses to be silenced

Why do Bangsa ‘MALAY’sia obsess over English?

In her article titled ‘Everyone must speak English’ I’ve cited above, Ms Boo complained – as typical for her – about racism.

She proposed that

“… Malaysia should enact legislation against discrimination in both the public and private sector so that in the corporate sector at least, English-speaking citizens who have the necessary skills and qualifications will not be discriminated against because of their race.”

What is that supposed to mean? Is she implying that Malay-speaking citizens without the necessary skills and qualifications are being unfairly advantaged because of their race?

Or does Ms Boo perhaps mean Malaysian citizens who cannot speak the Malay language are treated unfavourably despite having the necessary skills and qualifications?

If so, then tough. They should learn the national language. Full stop.


Alangkah baiknya kalau Cik Boo Su-Lyn sedar diri — Baca sini

 


To the end of her article, Ms Boo pays lip service to a common complaint against the Chinese minority, “We cannot call ourselves Malaysian if we look down on the national language. So all of us must be able to speak Bahasa Malaysia, if only because unity is important, besides making money”.

Yet the gist of her article argues for empowering Malaysians to use and communicate not in the Malay language, but in English. Why?

Why did Ms Boo write an article emphasizing the mastery of English if she admits that as a Malaysian, mastery of Malay is necessary?

Could it have something to do with the irony of the fact that she expected local policemen to converse with her in English instead of Malay when she made a police report at the “upper middle class neighbourhood” that is Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur?

Why didn’t you speak to the policemen in BM then, Ms Boo?


Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi is a lawyer and activist

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Pelindung dan pembela puak evangelis sebenarnya bersubahat

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Temuramah eksklusif wartawan Menara dengan CEO Iksim

Putrajaya: Segala bentuk pengucapan atau perbuatan yang mengganggu kedaulatan negara perlu diambil tindakan segera. Ini tidak terbatas kepada gerakan evangelikal sahaja, bahkan setiap yang berbentuk sedemikian termasuk ekstremisme agama.

Menurut Dato’ Prof. Mahamad Naser Disa – gambar atas – ketua pegawai eksekutif Institut Kajian Strategik Islam Malaysia (Iksim) lagi, jika gerakan sebegini dilihat sebagai sesuatu yang remeh dan tidak diendahkah, ia akan berkembang menjadi marak hingga tidak mampu dikawal dan mudah bagi mereka untuk memusnahkan kedaulatan negara.

Justeru kanun keseksaan di dalam bab VI menjadikan sebarang bentuk niat, hasrat atau perancangan untuk menumbangkan kedaulatan negara sebagai satu kesalahan berat, maka ia tergolong dalam kesalahan keselamatan di bawah Sosma.

⇓  “Allow me to chase away the enemy in this city” — petikan promosi bagi acara Johor for Jesus

Perbuatan seperti menganjurkan program ‘Johor for Jesus‘ dan ‘Jerusalem Jubilee‘ kelihatan seperti perhimpunan keagamaan biasa sahaja tetapi terbukti dari penganjuran-penganjuran yang lepas, ucapan-ucapan penganjur dan pemimpin evangelis serta pekikan yang dilaungkan oleh para hadirin amat bersifat ekstrim dan jelas menyatakan hasrat dan tekad untuk meruntuhkan kedaulatan negara dan digantikan dengan kedaulatan Kingdom of God yang berasaskan agama Kristian,” tegas Dato’ Mahamad Naser.

“Penggunaan ayat-ayat seperti ‘Kingdom of God‘ dan “Allow me to chase away the enemy in this city” memberi gambaran seolah-olah bukan Kristian dan umat Islam khasnya adalah musuh kepada penduduk Kristian di negara ini, maka akan berlaku penyingkiran dalam pemerintahan negara dan pemerintahan sedia ada akan digantikan dengan satu bentuk pemerintahan berasaskan agama Kristian,” ujar beliau lagi.

⇓  ‘Johor for Jesus’: Christians want to “take possession of the land”

Beliau juga berpendapat bahawa, pelindung dan pembela pelampau gerakan evangelis perlu merenung masa depan negara dan seluruh rakyat Malaysia. Kedaulatan dan keselamatan negara tidak boleh digadai hanya atas nama hak kebebasan beragama jika mereka memahami erti sebenar serial-seruan melampau ekstremis evangelis tersebut.

“Kenyataan-kenyataan mereka perlu dinilai dari perspektif keselamatan dan kedaulatan negara yang jelas tergolong dalam bab VI kesalahan-kesalahan terhadap negara seperti yang tersenarai dalam beberapa seksyen kanun keseksaan.

Kita tak perlukan undang-undang baru untuk menyekat pelampau evangelis ini, kita hanya perlu kuatkuasakan undang-undang sedia ada dengan menyiasat kenyataan-kenyataan yang mereka buat,” kata Dato’ Prof Mahamad Naser lagi.

Tegas Dato’ Prof Mahamed Naser, Malaysia adalah sebuah negara Islam dan ini termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan, dan Ketua Negara adalah Yang Di-Pertuan Agung yang bersumpah untuk memelihara agama Islam. Maka sebarang usaha untuk mengubah pemerintahan negara ini kepada sesuatu yang terang dan nyata menyanggahi Islam terbukti menggugat kedaulatan negara.

Terdapat elemen-elemen campur tangan asing di dalam rencana evangelikal, campurtangan oleh pertubuhan-pertubuhan dari luar negara yang menyalurkan dana dan kepakaran untuk mengembangkan agama Kristian hingga ke tahap menumbangkan kedaulatan negara di tanah air yang tercinta ini, tegas beliau lagi.

Melihat kepada perkembangan terkini gerakan pelampau evangelikal ini negara berhadapan dengan ancaman keselamatan baru tanpa segan menyeru ke arah disaffection atau ketidak setiaan kepada Yang Di-Pertuan Agung atau Raja-raja.

Justeru segala bentuk gerakan yang menggugat kedaulatan negara merupakan satu ancaman yang perlu diberikan perhatian serius oleh pihak berkuasa.

Jika IS menjadi ancaman kerana ingin menubuhkan negara Islam di Iraq dan Syria, pelampau gerakan evangelikal berhasrat untuk mendirikan negara Kristian di Malaysia dan perancangan gerakan ini telah pun bermula di sini sejak puluhan tahun yang lalu dengan mendapat dana yang besar dari dalam dan luar negara.

Perlu diingat kanun keseksaan juga menjadikan perbuatan menyembunyikan gerakan yang mengancam kedaulatan negara sebegini juga sebagai satu kesalahan yang berat.

Semua pihak perlu peka kepada kegiatan sebegini dan mematuhi undang-undang dan kedaulatan negara.

Sumber: Menara

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Israel affirming Jerusalem as its eternal capital

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Anniversary celebrations lit up the reunified city of Jerusalem yesterday whose eastern half was captured by the Israeli army from Jordan exactly 50 years ago on 7 June 1967.

The Jerusalem jubilee was not only celebrated in Israel but elsewhere around the world.

As the whole world knows, Israel is a Jewish state. It is, however, not only of religious significance to the Jewish faith but to Christianity and Islam as well.

Indeed Jerusalem is the City of God albeit a disputed one.

⇓  Fireworks display in Jerusalem yesterday

Holy city that’s fittingly capital of religious state

The biblical King David conquered Jerusalem and established the city as capital of the united kingdom of Israel. Later in the 8th century BCE, it became the capital of the kingdom of Judah.

Both Israel and Palestine want this ancient city as their capital. Most countries however locate their embassies in Israel’s Tel Aviv, thus implicitly not giving recognition to Israel’s claim.

Israel stridently promotes itself to the west as a ‘democracy’ − the only one in the Middle East, in fact (as Israel often likes to boast). But the truth of the matter is that Israel is also a religious country practising orthodox Judaism.

Like Malaysia, Israel is not secular.

And just as Malaysia has our syariah courts, Israel has its rabbinic courts that administer halacha (Jewish religious law).

⇓  Thus spake Netanyahu … at the podium in front of the Star of David

Israel strictly follows halachic law

Israel’s parliament, called Knesset, has a total of 120 seats. The government of prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu holds a slim majority at 67 seats currently.

The ruling coalition led by Netanyahu’s Likud includes religious right party Shas with seven seats and the United Torah Judaism party with six seats. Israel’s religious parties are clearly the power brokers with their more than a dozen Members of Knesset (MKs).

It is even within the realm of possibility that one day Israel may become a theocratic state as the country’s religious hardliners become increasingly influential.

Jewish billionaire and meddler extraordinaire George Soros is everywhere fostering what his Open Society Foundation website calls “vibrant and tolerant societies“.

Soros has gone as far as to accuse Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban of turning Hungary into a closed border ‘mafia’ state‘ (note: Soros is of Hungarian origin).

Are the globalists, represented by Soros, or are the nativists, represented by Orban, winning the power tussle internationally?

In Israel, it is the conservatives who have gained the upper hand.

Israel is aligned to the trend of western European nations – France, Holland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, etc – all tacking sharply to the right.

⇓  This year (2017) is the golden jubilee of Jerusalem reunited under Israeli control

Jerusalem symbolizes cultural, historical legacy of Jews

Liberal American senator Bernie Sanders – who is a nominal Jew – has called for an end to Israeli occupation of the Palestinian side of Jerusalem.

His hope is forlorn … not likely to happen, especially now.

In 1980, the Knesset passed its Jerusalem law that declared the holy city to be Israel’s eternal capital.

Presently, the Netanyahu administration is taking the claim even further by allowing its Likud MK to propose a new law that would declare Israel a “national home of the Jewish people” as well as affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

This idea of a Jewish homeland is strongly backed by right-wing Israeli politicians such as Naftali Bennett who is Education Minister and chairman of the Beyit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party.

MK Avi Dicher is privately sponsoring a bill on tightening nationality and enshrining Hebrew as the sole national language of Israel.

According to Dichter’s draft, “the State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people where they realize their aspiration for self-determination according to their cultural and historical legacy”.

Every Jew has potential citizenship right in Israel

The nationality bill has passed its initial reading in the Knesset by a majority of 48 to 41, and will be transferred to a law committee to be drafted for its first reading, reported Arutz Sheva, the Israel national news.

The bill would also make the law of return a basic law, stating that “every Jew [from anywhere] has the right to immigrate to the land and acquire citizenship of the State of Israel.”

MKs from the Joint Arab List have opposed the bill, saying the proposed law is racist and designed to “harm” the rights of Israeli Arabs by making Jewish rights superior to theirs.

(Note: Israel does not have a written constitution. Instead it has a collection of 11 so-called ‘Basic Laws‘ that are interpreted as its constitutional basis. The Father of modern Israel David Ben-Gurion drafted his country’s Independence Declaration of May 1948 with a view to the eventual adoption of a written constitution by October the same year, but this has never materialized.)

There is also an alternative version of Dichter draft being proposed by a trio of MKs − Likud’s Yariv Levin, Bayit Yehudi’s Ayelet Shaked and Yisrael Beytenu’s Robert Ilatov.

⇓  Shaked is Justice Minister in the Netanyahu cabinet

The Levin-Shaked-Ilatov bill is clearer in its text and aims and adopts many of the elements of the older Dichter’s version, including its name, ‘Basic Law: Israel—the Nation-State of the Jewish People.”

This revised bill, however, sharpens Dichter’s objectives by stating, among others, that “[t]he purpose of this Basic Law is to define the identity of the State of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people”.

Clearly even in modern Israel, religion – specifically Judaism – takes the utmost precedence. Hence the spiritual importance of Jerusalem and why the Israeli Jews are demanding that it must be their “eternal capital” should not surprise anyone.

What is surprising though is the commitment of evangelical Christians in Malaysia – those with Zionist sympathies – to the above Jewish aim.


Article updated June 9 

 

 

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Apa silap mata pemimpin Kristian dengan agenda DAP?

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Oleh Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff

JAWAPAN KEPADA LIM KIT SIANG: BENAR KAMU BUKAN KRISTIAN, TETAPI DAP DIKUASAI OLEH KRISTIAN

Sungguh melucukan sekali melihat penasihat DAP merangkap ketua parlimen DAP, Lim Kit Siang, bergelut untuk memisahkan DAP dari agenda Kristianisasi yang dibawa oleh Hannah Yeoh (gambar bawah).

Hannah Yeoh bawa pelatih-pelatih (interns) beliau masuk masjid

Dua kali, pada 18 Mei dan 27 Mei, Lim Kit Siang menekankan betapa beliau bukan seorang Kristian (“I am not a Christian”) seolah-olah Lim Kit Siang adalah DAP dan DAP adalah Lim Kit Siang.

Walhal dunia, termasuk Dr Zulqarnain Lukman dari Kanun Amanah, tahu bahawa kuasa eksekutif di dalam DAP terletak di tangan setiausaha agung DAP, bukannya penasihat atau pengerusi DAP.

Ramai yang berspekulasi bahawa setiausaha agung DAP sejak 2004, Lim Guan Eng, adalah seorang Kristian, tetapi tidak ada yang benar-benar mampu memberikan bukti konkrit mengenainya.

Sebagai seorang pembaca tegar, saya berpeluang membaca pengakuan sensasi Guan Eng mengenai bagaimana beliau memeluk agama Kristian sewaktu berada di dalam penjara Kajang pada 1998.

Pengakuan beliau ini terdapat di dalam wawancara bertajuk ‘Lim Guan Eng: The Prison to Parliament Leader’ di dalam buku Heart to Heart with Asian Leaders: Exclusive Interviews on Crisis, Comebacks & Character.

Di antara pengakuan Lim Guan Eng ini ialah:

1. “However, I had to take a leap of faith, which was not a forethought but an afterthought. That came when I converted to Christianity very late in my years, when I was searching for answers. I found them in the Bible.”

2. “I read the Bible cover to cover. Three times. I requested for the Bible when I was in prison in 1998… During my second imprisonment in Kajang Prison in 1998, being a family man, I had to worry about my wife and children. So it was much more painful. You realized suffering. Then I looked at the suffering that Christ endured… The suffering that he endured gave me strength. What was my suffering compared to His?”

3. “I kept telling my family to just look at the Bible, look at the characters in the Bible… That’s why you need to read the Bible… I kept telling myself that the people in the Bible suffered much more…”

Lebih menarik lagi, Guan Eng turut menyebut nama dua pemimpin DAP yang beliau jadikan tempat pergantungan, iaitu Tony Pua Kiam Wee, setiausaha publisiti kebangsaan DAP, dan Anthony Loke Siew Fook, setiausaha organisasi kebangsaan DAP.

Mengikut Lim Guan Eng, dengan kedua-dua pemimpin DAP yang beragama Kristian inilah beliau duduk untuk berbincang dan berstrategi.

Dedah Lim Guan Eng: “Right now, I rely on a younger group of people, like Tony (Pua Kiam Wee) and Anthony (Loke Siew Fook), to get things done. We sit down to talk and strategize.”

Lim Kit Siang juga berkata, tidak terdapat agenda Kristian di dalam DAP atau di kalangan mana-mana Ahli Parlimen atau Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri DAP (“There is no such ‘Christian agenda’ in the DAP or among any DAP MP or state assembly representative.”)

Bagaimanapun, sehingga kini beliau atau mana-mana pemimpin DAP belum mampu menafikan tiga pengakuan Hannah Yeoh ini, iaitu

  bahawa beliau menggunakan jawatan politik beliau untuk berdiayah di gereja-gereja, kepada pemimpin-pemimpin dunia dan kepada orang-orang muda;

 bahawa penganut Kristian perlu membina semula Malaysia kerana Tuhan mahu menuntut semula politik dan perkhidmatan awam di Malaysia; serta

 bahawa beliau bercita-cita untuk membawa kepercayaan dan perkhidmatan Kristian kepada dunia awam.

Ini adalah contoh agenda Kristian seorang Adun DAP, iaitu Hannah Yeoh.

Saya juga boleh berikan contoh agenda Kristian seorang Ahli Parlimen DAP yang juga strategis Pilihan Raya DAP, iaitu Dr Ong Kian Ming.

Dari kiri: Ahli-ahli Parlimen & para Adun DAP: Tony Pua, Ong Kian Ming, Hannah Yeoh, Lee Kee Hiong, Lau Weng San

Di dalam satu kenyataan Facebook beliau pada 4 Feb 2014, Dr Ong Kian Ming jelas menulis, “Di gereja saya di [Sidang Injil Borneo KL], kami telah berdoa semoga satu kebangkitan semula Kristian berlaku di dalam negara kita” (“In my church at SIBKL, we have been praying for a Christian revival to take place in our country”.)

Di dalam satu tulisan beliau pada 19 Mac 2014, penyelidik parlimen Dr Ong Kian Ming bernama Sharon W.H. Ling menyebut: “To hope for a better tomorrow is only human; perhaps, to commit to realizing that dream is something more. For some, it is a calling, a conviction. For my boss, a Christian, it is a higher power; for myself, a secularist, it is humanity.”

Bagaimana mungkin Dr Ong Kian Ming boleh memperjuangkan agenda sekular bila penyelidik parlimen beliau sendiri menyifatkan beliau bukan sekularis?

Bagaimana mungkin Lim Kit Siang memisahkan agenda Kristianisasi yang dibawa oleh Hannah Yeoh dari DAP bila tokoh yang melancarkan buku Becoming Hannah – yang ditulis Hannah – ialah setiausaha agung DAP sendiri?

⇓  Guan Eng melancarkan Becoming Hannah di Subang Jaya (‘ibunegeri evangelis’) pada 10 Jan 2015

Bagaimana mungkin Kit Siang memisahkan agenda Kristianisasi yang dibawa oleh Hannah dari DAP bila Guan Eng sendiri yang melancarkan Becoming Hannah, di Pulau Pinang pada 22 Mac 2015, dan bila pelancaran buku ini dan forum mengenainya dianjurkan oleh Wanita DAP Pulau Pinang?

Bagaimana mungkin Kit Siang memisahkan agenda Kristianisasi yang dibawa oleh Hannah dari DAP bila, terbaru, beliau sendiri yang mati-matian mempertahankannya, termasuk di dalam ‘Bicara Buku Becoming Hannah‘ di Kuala Kubu Bharu pada 27 Mei lalu?

Dan bagaimana mungkin Kit Siang boleh mengatakan bahawa, sebab beliau bukan seorang Kristian, agenda Kristianisasi tidak terdapat di dalam DAP atau di kalangan mana-mana Ahli Parlimen atau Adun DAP sedangkan yang benar-benar berkuasa di dalam DAP adalah Guan Eng yang beragama Kristian?

Mengapa Kit Siang hanya menonjolkan hakikat bahawa beliau, yang hanyalah merupakan penasihat DAP, bukan seorang Kristian, tetapi tidak ditonjolkan hakikat bahawa Guan Eng, yang merupakan setiausaha agung DAP, adalah seorang Kristian?

Silap mata apakah yang cuba kamu mainkan, wahai Lim Kit Siang?


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Adakah evangelis yang tak puasa layak berbuka di masjid? —  BACA

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Wahai Hannah si ‘duta Tuhan’, betulkah ada surat tauliah?

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Bedah buku ‘Becoming Hannah’ dan kontroversinya

Oleh M. Kamal Affandi

Buku Becoming Hannah – A Personal Journey oleh YB Hannah Yeoh (2014), Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Selangor mewakili parti DAP sebenarnya adalah sebuah buku cerita biasa dan menarik gaya penulisannya.

Buku ini mula popular apabila seorang pensyarah kanan, Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff, pengarah Institut Kajian Politik, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) mengulasnya dalam akaun Fesbuk beliau menerusi muatan bertarikh 10 Mei 2017 @https://www.facebook.com/kamarul.yusoff.7/posts/1529934363717283.

Kamarul telah berhujah bahawa penulisan Hannah mengandungi unsur-unsur penyebaran agama Kristian secara terbuka termasuklah ke atas orang-orang Islam sesuai dengan pengakuan beliau sendiri bahawa “Hannah Yeoh, lives for God” (muka surat 23). Perbuatan ini, menurut Kamarul, boleh dianggap telah melanggar peruntukan undang-undang persekutuan dan enakmen kerajaan negeri Selangor.

2. Hannah membalasnya dengan membuat satu laporan polis ke atas pensyarah berkenaan seperti dilaporkan oleh Malaysiakini pada 17 Mei.

Hannah dipetik sebagai berkata bahawa “Apabila saya takut kepada tuhan, saya akan bersungguh-sungguh dalam melakukan pekerjaan dan tidak mencuri wang rakyat. Saya tidak akan menjadi korup kerana Tuhan melihat,” tambahnya.

Semalam, Yeoh membuat laporan polis terhadap Kamarul Zaman kerana mendakwanya mahu membina semula Malaysia mengikut acuan agama Kristian. Katanya, tulisan itu telah diputarbelit dan mempunyai unsur fitnah pada beliau dan partinya DAP.

3. Sebagai seorang akademik dan aktivis sosiopolitik yang sangat prolifik, Kamarul amat pantas memberi reaksi menerusi laporan polis olehnya di mana beliau menyebut “bahawa buku ini merupakan satu cubaan untuk memujuk, mempengaruhi, atau menghasut seorang lain yang bukan beragama Kristian, termasuk yang beragama Islam, supaya menjadi penganut atau anggota agama Kristian atau supaya cenderong kepada agama Kristian”.

4. Selain itu, Kamarul juga berpendapat “Kesemua cerita ini boleh mendorong pembacanya, termasuk saya, merasa kagum dengan kehebatan Tuhan Hannah Yeoh. Sedangkan pada masa lain beliau selitkan pula catatan mengenai ajaran Kristian yang bertentangan dengan ajaran Islam, termasuklah bahawa manusia adalah anak Tuhan (“His beloved child” dan “Child of God”, muka surat 22 dan 89) dan Isa/Jesus adalah anak Tuhan dan Tuhan (“the Son of God” dan “God”, muka surat 102).”

5. Beliau yakin bahawa Hannah “….bermaksud supaya buku beliau turut dibaca oleh orang bukan Kristian. Ini tergambar di dalam tulisan beliau berbunyi: “Jika kamu bukan seorang Kristian dan sedang membaca buku ini” (“If you are not a Christian and are reading this book”, muka surat 14). Ini selari dengan pendedahan mengenai misi beliau sebagai duta Tuhan dan untuk mencari pengikut (as “ambassador of God” and to make disciples of others”, muka surat 7).

Hakikat bahawa Hannah memang memaksudkan buku beliau turut dibaca oleh orang bukan Kristian juga terbukti kerana buku ini boleh dibeli oleh sesiapa sahaja, termasuklah yang beragama Islam. Ini diakui sendiri oleh Hannah di dalam kenyataan media beliau pada 15 Mei 2017 bahawa buku ini “boleh dibeli secara atas talian di www.gerakbudaya.com atau mana-mana gedung buku utama seperti Kinokuniya, MPH, Popular dan Times”.

6. Sehubungan itu, pensyarah itu terfikir bahawa Hannah mungkin – dihitamkan dan digariskan oleh penulis rencana ini – telah melakukan kesalahan di bawah Seksyen 4(1)(a) Enakmen Kawalan dan Sekatan (Pengembangan Agama Bukan Islam) Selangor 1988 (Enakmen No 1/1988) yang menyebut “Seseorang adalah melakukan kesalahan jika ia memujuk, mempengaruhi, atau menghasut seorang lain yang beragama Islam supaya menjadi penganut atau anggota suatu agama bukan Islam atau supaya cenderong kepada agama itu”.

7. Selain itu, Hannah Yeoh juga mungkin – dihitamkan dan digariskan oleh penulis rencana ini – telah melakukan kesalahan di bawah Seksyen 298(A)(1) Kanun Keseksaan kerana (a) menyebabkan, atau cuba menyebabkan, atau mungkin menyebabkan suasana tidak harmoni, perpecahan, atau perasaan permusuhan, benci membenci atau niat jahat, atau (b) memudaratkan, atau cuba memudaratkan, atau mungkin memudaratkan pemeliharaan keadaan harmoni atau perpaduan, di atas alasan agama.

8. Kebimbangan pensyarah UUM itu juga dibayangkan dengan jelas apabila beliau berkata “…Saya sendiri pernah mendengar luahan kawan-kawan beragama Islam yang sangat tidak berpuas hati dengan tindakan Hannah Yeoh ini kerana ia dikatakan -dihitamkan dan digariskan oleh penulis rencana ini – bertentangan dengan Perkara 3(1) Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang menyebut bahawa agama Islam adalah agama Persekutuan selain bertentangan dengan Perkara XLVIII(1) Undang-Undang Tubuh Negeri Selangor Darul Ehsan yang menyebut bahawa agama Islam adalah agama Negeri.”

9. Demikianlah kisah “drama pendek” antara dua insan ini: seorang adalah ahli politik DAP yang amat komited dengan Kristianiti evangelismenya dan seorang lagi seorang akademik yang mengkhususkan kajian dalam bidang politik dan pernah menyiapkan tesis PhDnya mengkaji PAS secara mendalam.

Ada kawan berkata: “Pensyarah tu menulis kemungkinan Hannah boleh dikatakan telah melakukan kesalahan dan boleh disabitkan dengan peruntukan perlembagaan persekutuan atau enakmen negeri Selangor menerusi bukunya itu. Yang Hannah Yeoh melompat buat laporan polis itu apa hal?” Logik juga kata kawan tu.

Kalau Hannah tidak bersetuju, jawab sahaja dalam media. Kenapa sampai buat laporan polis yang kemudiannya mengundang laporan polis balas oleh Kamarul dengan memperjelaskan maksud tulisan asalnya yang mula viral di media sosial. Inilah yang trigger ramai akademik dan pemerhati politik untuk menilai buku ini semula secara kritis.

10. Tepuk dada, tanya selera! Kalau dibaca dengan teliti baris demi baris buku Becoming Hannah itu, tanggapan Kamarul ada benarnya dan penafian lemah Hannah menerusi laporan polisnya itu sebenarnya, daripada segi reverse psychology, “telah membenarkan” dakwaan pensyarah berkenaan! Inilah padahnya apabila kita melompat menari di atas rentak muzik yang dimainkan tanpa bertanya si pemain lagu maksud muzik itu dimainkan. Begitu sahaja atau ingin ditarikan? Ternyata Hannah terlajak kaki dan kini langkah tariannya sumbang tak kena rentak muzik yang dimainkan!

11. Teramat sukar untuk Hannah menolak anggapan bahawa sememangnya beliau meneruskan usaha evengalismenya menerusi bukunya yang mengisahkan latar belakangnya sehinggalah beliau berjaya memenangi kerusi DUN Subang Jaya dalam PRU13 yang lalu.

Tidak perlu dihairankan atau diselindung lagi kerana Hannah sendiri berpuas hati mengikuti “kehendak Tuhan beliau” dengan tanda-tanda dan prophecies yang dilaluinya sendiri sebagaimana dihuraikannya dalam buku berkenaan. Bukankah Hannah adalah bekas graduan OCFers yang sangat komited dan beliau sendiri telah berkata di muka surat 110 buku tersebut bahawa:

“It is here that I want to specially address the OCFers (Overseas Christian Fellowship), wherever you are now, to never forget the mission of being trained and equipped and returning home to serve… We want to encourage fellow OCFers to come home. There is much work to be done to rebuild this beautiful nation. Just like Nehemiah overseeing the reconstruction of Jerusalem’s walls, everyone has to be at it, working. God wants to reclaim politics and public service in Malaysia for righteousness’ sake. He is looking for God-fearing men and women who are willing to roll up their sleeves and labour in this very demanding field. No experience in politics? Remember, I had none. No finances? I had none. Not a good time yet? I just got married when I ran my first campaign. He uses very ordinary vessels to do extraordinary things. He does this so His Name is glorified.” [tanpa terjemahan]

12. Berdiri teguhlah pertahan hujah-hujah anda, wahai “si anak Tuhan”. Jangan lari dari medan sebenar. Hannah sendiri telah mencatatkan bahawa sebagai anak didik Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF) semasa belajar di Tasmania, ”it was drummed in pretty clearly into all OCF Australia members upon completing our degrees, we were to return to our home countries as ‘ambassadors of God’ and to make disciples of others. I was an active member of OCF Hobart, even co-leading a cell group of other students…”.

13. Membaca penulisan beliau dalam Becoming Hannah seakan-akan mengingatkan kita kisah-kisah ‘penghijrahan’ seorang pendakwah muda yang mula mengenali Islam di kampus menerusi usrah, ceramah dan kursus lalu mengaktifkan diri dalam persatuan Islam universiti dan meneruskan usaha dakwahnya di luar kampus termasuk NGO dan parti politik tempatan.

14. Hannah adalah serorang amat percayakan elemen prophecies dalam Kristianiti malah menjadikan ia “jalan hubungan langsung beliau dengan Tuhannya.” Ini diperkuatkan lagi dengan Hannah sentiasa cuba mengenepikan perasaan cinta beliau dengan rakan baik seagama Kristiannya, Ram (yang kemudian menjadi suaminya) kerana mahu lebih fokus dan komited dengan agama Kristian yang difahaminya. Beliau menantikan “tanda-tanda daripada Tuhan” untuk endorse perbuatannya supaya “gerak-gerinya benar-benar didorong oleh Tuhan kepadanya” dan bukan naluri nafsunya. Ini dapat dibuktikan betapa secara kebetulan nama ‘Ram’ timbul di kaca filem yang ditontonnya dalam kapal terbang dan sekali lagi lagi nama ‘Ram’ dimiliki oleh steward kapal terbang yang bertugas ketika – satu kebetulan yang diterima sebagai ‘gambaran’ untuk memudahkan beliau menerima lamaran Ram kemudiannya – dengan “petunjuk daripada Tuhan”.

15. Ringkasnya tulisan Hannah mengingatkan kita kepada penulisan V.S. Naipaul, Among the Believers (1981) yang mengisahkan secara terperinci pengembaraan peribadinya yang boleh mengajak pembaca menyelami perasaannya dalam mengisahkan sesuatu insiden atau kejadian. Sesungguhnya Hannah jelas mempunyai bakat penulisan yang baik dan boleh berjaya tanpa karier dalam bidang politik pun bersama DAP.

16. Bagi pensyarah berkenaan dan kita percaya ramai lagi umat Islam di Malaysia, seakan-akan Hannah Yeoh sudah cross the line dan seperti katanya, mungkin melanggar perlembagaan persekutuan dan enakmen kerajaan negeri Selangor dengan membiarkan buku berkenaan dijual secara terbuka di Selangor, terdedah kepada orang-orang Islam, dengan maksud untuk menunjukkan betapa jalan yang telah dilaluinya sebagai seorang Kristian sejak berumur 19 tahun mendapat restu Tuhan dan Tuhan telah menentukan untuk beliau terus menyampaikan mesej berkenaan menerusi parti politik yang dianggotainya, yakni DAP.

17. Kenapa beliau begitu terasa sehinggakan mendorongnya membuat laporan PDRM ke atas Kamarul – hanya dia dan partinya yang tahu. Yang pasti, beliau tidak bergerak solo dan pasti DAP serta sekutu-sekutunya termasuk PAN/Amanah akan back up Hannah semahu-mahunya. Tak mustahil selepas ni mungkin ada usaha untuk lakukan tabbayyun daripada pihak mufti atas faktor “untuk meredakan keadaan” atau sokongan terbuka daripada “Tok Mopti” atau tokoh dan “pakar hadith” tertentu!

18. Kita berpandangan berkemungkinan besar protes Hannah dan DAP ke atas tulisan Kamarul berpunca daripada ayat-ayat berikut: “Jelas berdasarkan kepada segala pengakuan terbuka Hannah Yeoh ini maka peri pentingnya prinsip sekularisme dalam perjuangan politik DAP adalah satu hipokrasi semata-mata. Sebaliknya, gambaran yang diberikan melalui buku ini adalah bahawa, bagi DAP, pemisahan urusan politik daripada urusan agama ini hanya perlu dibuat jika urusan agama ini adalah urusan agama Islam, tetapi jika urusan agama ini adalah urusan agama lain seperti Kristian maka tidak mengapa.”

DAP terasa amat terpukul dengan kenyataan tersebut lalu mendorong penulis buku membuat laporan polis untuk mendiamkan pensyarah kanan UUM tersebut. Tapi DAP dan penulis Becoming Hannah tersilap duga kerana ilmuwan berkenaan amat teliti dalam pemikiran dan penulisannya.

19. Seperkara lagi yang amat ditakuti DAP ialah buku berkenaan yang sudah diterbitkan sejak tahun 2014 belum pernah “diangkat martabatnya” sebagai boleh menimbulkan impak yang mendalam sebegini rupa kecuali menerusi komentar Kamarul dalam Fesbuknya dan kemudian dalam laporan polis susulan sebagai hujah balas laporan polis oleh Hannah.

DAP amat bimbang jika sebahagian besar ahli-ahlinya yang sudahlah tidak berpuas hati dengan proses lantikan jawatankuasa pusat (CCC) kepimpinannnya yang jika ditinjau dimenangi oleh kroni Lim Kit Siang dan boboinya Guan Eng secara kebetulan − benarkah “kebetulan”? Yang namapk, kerusi-kerusi CCC dimenangi oleh mereka yang menganggotai Kristianiti evangelis yang sama.

20. Sehubungan itu, timbul beberapa persoalan penting:

(i) Berdasarkan pendedahan gerakan Dominionisme dan Zionisme Kristian yang mula menular ke negara kita oleh Iain Bucahanan dalam bukunya, Sang Nila Utama and The Lion of Judah (2015), benarkah wujud pakatan dalaman gerakan evangelisme Kristian dalam inner circle kepimpinan DAP tanpa pengetahuan pimpinan lain bukan Kristian apatah lagi oleh ahli-ahli DAP lainnya?

(ii) Buku Iain Buchanan berkenaan lebih deskriptif dan mendalam – kenapa DAP tidak mahu bangkitkan? Jika tidak, bukankah ia memberi makna seolah-olah isi kandungan buku itu adalah “100% benar” dan tak dapat disangkal lagi terutamanya di bawah tajuk-tajuk kecil: “2. Christian Dominion: Lessons From Penang”, ms. 44-57; Bab 5: The Guanxi Network: Three Churches, ms. 129-143 dan Bab 8: Christian Zionism in Malaysia: The Singapore Connection, ms 166-177?

(iii) Benarkah dakwaan pihak-pihak tertentu bahawa kempen DAP dibiayai oleh pihak Kristian dari dalam dan luar negara untuk menggerakkan agenda Kristianisasi menerusi parti politik DAP yang mampu mempengaruhi parti-parti lain seperti PKR, PAN dan PPBM?

(iv) Buku Becoming Hannah yang ditulis dengan gaya bahasa lunak dan memikat ini dianggap sebagai percubaan lembut untuk mengetengahkan ikon muda Hannah Yeoh sebagai lambang kejayaan seorang politikus yang komited dengan perjuangan menegakkan keadilan sosial di samping beliau juga seorang penganut Kristian yang komited – kononnya dengan maksud “ikutilah best practice sedia ada yang berkaya dilahirkan oleh DAP”!

Dengan demikian, maka tidak hairanlah pujian ke atas Becoming Hannah turut diberikan oleh YB Saari Sungip (ADUN Selangor, Ex PAS dan kini PAN/Amanah dan juga berupa penulis siri buku-buku panduan dakwah dalam gerakan Islam, ‘Risalah Usrah’) dan juga oleh YB Rafizi Ramli (yang semakin hari kredibilitinya tercemar oleh tindakan kendirinya!). Macam kita sebutkan tadi, silap-silap nanti ada Tok Mopti FB pulak yang sambut masuk gelanggang lalu mengelabukan lagi isu demi mendapatkan perhatian netizen.

(v) Kisah menarik Becoming Hannah ini menepati idea Kristianisasi sebagaimana yang terungkap dalam catatan khutbah yng disampaikan di Gereja Methodist Damansara Utama (DUMC) berjudul, Principles of Influence in Politics bilamana beliau menjelaskan: “Hannah’s hope is to encourage and inspire young people to go into politics and try to make a change in the political domain in Malaysia (dihitamkan dan digariskan oleh penulis rencana ini). Many people say that politics is dirty and that Christians should have nothing to do with politics, but Hannah disagrees. Because politics is dirty that is why righteousness needs to be there, especially those who know and fear God.” (dihitamkan dan digariskan oleh penulis). Tidakkah kata-kata itu berkait rapat dengan buku beliau sebagaimana diulas oleh Kamarul?

21. Sehubungan itu, oleh sebab laporan polis kedua-dua pihak sudah dibuat, maka eloklah pihak berkuasa PDRM, barangkali menerusi Ketua Polis Negara sendiri, memulakan arahan siasatan penuh dimulai dengan mengambil kenyataan kedua-dua pihak berkenaan, sekurang-kurangnya “untuk meredakan perbalahan di medan terbuka.”

Jika ada fakta kes, maka Jabatan Peguam Negara boleh bertindak segera demi mengekalkan kedaulatan Islam dalam peruntukan perlembagaan persekutuan sebagai agama Persekutuan, Perkara 3(1) dan Perkara 11 (4) yang tidak membenarkan agama lain didiayahkan ke atas orang Islam dan enakmen kerajaan negeri Selangor juga mendaulatkan Islam sepenuhnya.

22. Terserahlah kepada kepada pihak berkuasa kerajaan (government of the day) dan penjawat awam berkedudukan kuasa yang menjalankan tugas dan amanah yang dipikul di bawah titah perintah Tuanku Agong yang telah melafazkan sumpah jawatan SPB Yang diPertuan Agong (Perkara 37) selaku ketua agama Islam persekutuan untuk mempertahankan kesucian agama Islam di Malaysia.

23. Selain itu, selaras dengan titah DYMM Tuanku Sultan Selangor pada 13 Mei 2017 baru-baru ini supaya ahli politik menjaga sahsiah, perilaku diri dan tidak cross the line agar nanti tidak sampai ada desakan supaya Hannah perlu dilucutkan jawatannya sebagai Speaker atau sekurang-kurangnya disekolahkan semula dan diberikan amaran keras, ikut mana yang bersesuaian.

24. Walaupun PRU14 dikatakan semakin hampir, undang-undang negara mesti dipertahankan dan semua orang tertakluk padanya. Malu saya sebagai anak Selangor, Speaker tidak hormati kedudukan agama Islam dalam perlembagaan negara dan enakmen kerajaan negeri Selangor, seolah-olah berlaku biadap terhadap Tuanku Agong dan Tuanku Sultan Selangor!

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DAP secularism fake since Hannah preaches politics in church

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DAP is throwing a red herring to divert from the issue of Hannah Yeoh et al.’s religiosity negating any possibility for her party to be secular

By Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi

Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff lectures in political science. It is his area of academic study and professional expertise.

It is also his expert opinion that Hannah Yeoh is being hypocrital in her role as party poster girl.

DAP portrays itself to be a secular party and championing secularism. In practice though, its national leaders actively play the religious card, same as their political opponents whom they viciously condemn.

Now that’s hypocrisy. It’s doubly hypocritical when DAP plays both the Christian and Islam card, and triply hypocritical when its sec-gen Lim Guan Eng hijacks Wesak, Deepavali and Thaipusam festival greetings too for his political agenda.

⇓  Hannah Yeoh’s Chinese interns 

Now look at the photograph below. It is Subang Jaya Adun Hannah Yeoh speaking at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC). See the projected slide behind her; can you see the words “politics & government” in bullet point?

Hannah, presently the Selangor Speaker, was in church talking about politics. This is the crux of the matter. ‘Secularism’ – which the DAP preaches but fails to comprehend – separates religion from church and the function of the state.

When DAP politicians bring God into everything, then religion and church become fused. Hence DAP can hardly be called secular.

⇓  Hannah talking about DUMC’s ‘Year of Influence’ in various spheres, including the political dimension

DAP’s Christianity a cause for concern

Can you picture an imam or khatib making a power point presentation in the mosque on politics?

It is the evangelical Dapsters who always attack Muslims on our political Islam but conveniently ignoring the political Christianity of the DAP.

Note that Hannah is as good as a career pastor. She is evidently an itinerant lay preacher, giving talks from church to church.

Rightly, PAS research centre director Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki wants to know if Hannah is a Dominionist. Dewan Ulama PAS believes that DAP is full of Christians.

Prominent Muslim NGO Isma is convinced of the strong Christianity strain (influence) running through the DAP.

⇓  What a vulture! Hannah praising a teenager’s deathbed conversion

Dapsters can’t tolerate someone speaking truth to The Party

When such blatant hyprocrisy on the part of the DAP pretending to be secular is called out, the Dapsters go berserk.

Such was the case when Dr Kamarul, a Universiti Utara (UUM) academician, cited on his Facebook the doublespeak which the DAP and its supporters prefer to engage in.

They like to scream “secular, secular, secular!” and at the same time raise their hands to high heaven crying ‘hosanna’ at Hallelujah Hannah’s sermons.

⇓  Hallelujah Hannah, preacher woman extraordinaire

How can DAP ever square the ‘secular’ circle in view of Hannah’s Christian preachiness?

Dr Kamarul had pointed out some salient facts disclosed by the DAP media darling in her own book Becoming Hannah. Basically, she is a politician cum preacher.

YB Hallelujah describes herself thus – “Hannah Yeoh, lives for God” in both her autobiography and her Twitter profile.

Hannah may claim that she “lives for God” but do observe the order of priorities listed in her Twitter biodata (see below). 

Quote:

(1) Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly

(2) Adun for Subang Jaya since 2008

(3) Lives for God

(4) Ram’s wife

(5) Mommy to Shay Adora & Kayleigh Imani

Living for God comes only after her vocation as Speaker and Yang Berhormat. Hannah is the consummate political animal preying on religion just like the Borgia cardinals in Machiavelli’s Italy.

In summary, Hannah is a politician-preacher. Or a preacher-politician if you will. But most of all, she’s a hypocrite.

Dr Kamarul (below) actually has no issue with Hannah’s Christian faith. It is her sly pretense that grates.

The fruit does not fall far from the tree

We can’t fault Dr Kamarul either for highlighting how, although Hallelujah Hannah’s avowed “true longing” is to be a preacher, yet she basks in the worldly glory of her Madame Speaker robes.

Hannah’s many little helpers in media and her rabid fan club would have you believe that poor Dr Kamarul is so “weak” a Muslim that his faith can be easily shaken by Hannah’s Christian-flavoured book.

  @syahredzan is a former Bar Council member

The twit above is my senior in legal practice but he makes a truly loyar burok not to mention, hypocritical, argument. His line about “sikit2 baca benda pasal agama lain konon tergugat” is merely a straw man ventilated by DAP defenders to deflect from the real issue.

It is not Dr Kamarul’s iman that is in question. He is not a politician. And nor is he advocating the secular state.

What the UUM academic has pointed out – quite validly – is Hannah’s declaration that it is her elevated “political office” which has provided the opportunity and a wider platform to preach to audiences.

In a nutshell, Hannah’s political position it what enabled her preaching, and vice versa her mission in the churches is the enabling mechanism for creating her voter base.

⇓  Hannah on godly mission to cleanse Malaysia of its sins

Hannah, holy vessel of God

The whole lot of them – the leftists, the liberals, evangelicals – are a bunch of hypocrites from head honcho down to the Dapster foot soldiers.

Take our pro-Hannah human rights warrior Syahredzan Johan for one. He says only chickens will make a police report.

In truth, it is Hannah who is the most trigger happy in making police reports. Why Hannah had even wanted to lodge police report(s) against an ustaz and others who merely wished to ascertain whether the tudung fashion icon had already converted to Islam.

If you’re frequently seen camping in mosques, then it is only natural for ordinary Muslims to wonder if you’re a maulaf. Why should this curiosity be a cause for police reports to be made against you, as threatened by Hannah.

Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh in her tudung costume

Syahredzan also forgets that it is Hannah who first lodged a police report against Dr Kamarul. Woi! To mirror Syahredzan, “Kenapa tak pi ajak Dr Kamarul debat?”

On Twitter, @syahredzan parrots the DAP mantra that Hannah’s book is harmless. He calls it “a personal account of her journey to becoming an Adun” (see below).

Syahredzan’s mindless echo reflects the standard DAP excuse – “personal biography of herself and did not directly nor indirectly refer to the principles and struggles of DAP”.

LOL! I’ve read her book and all I can say is, who does she think she’s trying to kid? But more on that later.

In the meantime, let’s consider Syahredzan’s other pronouncements on Hannah, i.e. “Her strength and conviction comes from her religion” and “What is wrong with drawing strength from one’s faith to be in politics?”

So we have Hannah the Political Animal inextricably intertwined with Hannah the Religious Chameleon. Indeed, Dr Kamarul is right to be worried. Very worried.

Cakap tak serupa bikin

Lastly, permit me to touch on the popular ‘freedom of speech’ concept.

Expecting the DAP and Dapsters to practise what they preach is like expecting it to snow in Subang Jaya.

Hannah is a noisy advocate of it (see her tweet above). However, for all her chest-thumping, she does not endorse Dr Kamarul’s right to his freedom of expression notwithstanding that as an academic, it is incumbent upon him to be a critical thinker.

And then there are the usual suspects proclaiming their adherence to free speech and secular state. Like the Bangsa Malaysia talking heads in The Star, for example.

Hannah’s fanatical fan base has been attacking Dr Kamarul with rabid abandon. The fruit does not fall far from the tree. As the leader is, so are her pathalogical followers – 138,000 of them in Twitterverse alone.

One cannot imagine the supporters of, say, Hassan Nasrudin et Tantawi (Temerloh MP) to be savagely attacking the PAS ustaz’s critics in academia – just to toss a name, say, Azmi Sharom – compared to Hannah’s supporters now attacking Dr Kamarul.

For the followers to be so psychotic says a lot about the DAP idols they worship.

The deranged Dapsters have been savaging and slandering Dr Kamarul but I do not see the regular free speech fighters coming to his defence. How shameful.


Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi is a lawyer and activist

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PAS: Is Hannah a Christian Dominionist?

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PAS research centre director Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki has urged Hannah Yeoh and Lim Guan Eng to respond to speculation that DAP is furthering a Christian ‘Dominionism’ agenda.

The term derives from the Book of Genesis in the Bible wherein God commands Adam and Eve to take ‘dominion’ over the Earth.

One school of Dominionism is the New Apostolic Reformation which advocates for Christians to “reclaim the Seven Mountains of Culture”: government, religion, media, family, business, education, and arts and entertainment. (See www.politicalresearch.org)

Compare the Dominionist spheres of influence itemized above with Hannah Yeoh’s own talk agenda when she was ‘Year of Influence’ speaker – below – at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC). Too similar for comfort?

⇓ The projection behind Hannah displays a list of bullet points: “family, science & technology, political governance, creative arts & entertainment, business, the media, education, sports”

Hannah-Guan Eng’s Christian morality script

Referring to a book authored by Iain Buchanan titled ‘Sang Nila Utama and the Lion of Judah: Dominionism and Christian Zionism in Malaysia’, Dr Zuhdi highlighted that the author had mentioned Hannah and Guan Eng specifically in his chapter on Dominionism.

In Dr Zuhdi’s press statement yesterday ‘What is the connection of DAP to Dominionism and Christian Zionism?’, he said his party centre requires DAP to clarify its involvement with the Christianizing movement.

He added that if the widespread allegation, particularly pertaining to Hannah’s preaching role, were proved true, then this would be a threat to the stability of our country.

Contacted by Malaysiakini today, Hannah defended herself saying, “When I fear God, I will be diligent in my work and not steal the people’s money. I will not be corrupt because God watches”.

It appears as if self-proclaimed Madame Clean-Hands-Hannah is reading straight from the Dominionist playbook.

Evangelical bill of goods: Moral purity

A trip to visit here organized for leading Christian Dominionist Graham Power was themed upon how “Malaysia’s hope for moral and economic progress rested largely in the hands of born-again Christian business and the political agencies which represented it”, Iain Buchanan exposed in his book.

In other words, Malaysian Christian reverts believe they’re the gold standard for ethics and morality, in contrast to the corrupt status quo.

And Hannah has today again accused unnamed national leaders (obviously not those belonging to her party) of stealing the people’s money while declaring herself corruption-free.

Hannah’s supposed impeccable integrity is attributed to the super strong faith in her God.

The Externally Focused Church (EFC) is among the religious institutions hosting local events that is said to be influenced by the Dominionist ideology.

According to Buchanan, Guan Eng had addressed the EFC summit held in Penang in 2010, and the DAP is known to be networking with such churches in their programmes.

Buchanan also quoted Guan Eng – this time however addressing the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) in Singapore – as telling them about the Penang Blueprint 2011-2015 which wanted to transform the country, starting with his state, to be clean in the mould of the Singapore model.

Malaysia’s ruling elite were criticized by Guan Eng at the Singapore FCC function as being prone to corruption and a “dangerous racist ideology”, wrote Buchanan in his book.

This is the main area where religion and politics intersect, with the DAP’s leading lights continuously slamming the ruling party for corruption while claiming the moral high ground on account of their shining Christian faith.

The question that PAS’s Dr Zuhri should properly frame is whether the DAP is claiming itself to be the most morally upright political party because its born-again Christian leaders, such as Hannah, portray themselves as “walking with God”.

Have they hijacked religion in order to ‘dominate’ the unclean majority?

⇓  “@hannahyeoh is a pastor!”

 

 

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Penang must have Malay CM once state population is Muslim majority

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It is a neck-and-neck race in Penang as to whether there are more Malays (meaning Muslims) or more Chinese (generally non Muslims) currently living in Penang.

One hundred years ago, there were fewer Chinese in Penang than Malays but this trend soon shifted post-1911, and Chinese have been outnumbering the Malays – that is until recently.

Worried about the dwindling population of local Chinese, the leadership of this ethnic minority have been at pains to attract emigration from China to offset the decline.

Penang is a popular destination for the mainland Chinese emigres.

Pg CM thinks non-Muslim unsuitable for top job

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng implicitly agrees with the rationale that only a Muslim chief executive should lead a Muslim population.

Earlier this month, Lim said in an official statement, “tidak ada seorang pun bukan Islam atau bukan Melayu menuntut menjadi perdana menteri dan selama ini calon-calon untuk perdana menteri adalah semua datang daripada Melayu atau Islam”.

The DAP sec-gen stressed that not a single non-Muslim or non-Malay expects nor demands to become the prime minister. This is simply because Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country.

Likewise, following the identical DAP reasoning insisted by Lim Guan Eng above, not a single non-Muslim or non-Malay therefore should expect nor demand to become the chief minister when his state has a Muslim-majority population.

If Penang becomes a Muslim-majority state in the near future, Lim’s insistence on the lack of ambition among non-Muslims should be heeded and DAP should allow a Pakatan Muslim Adun to be CM.

Furthermore, DAP acknowledges the expediency that, after all, the prime ministerial candidates to date have been solely Malay or Muslim.

The candidate for chief minister should follow the Lim Principle  that no non-Malay is interested in becoming the leader of a Muslim-majority population.

The reality above as underscored by Lim is premised on political pragmatism. This same practicality that DAP has applied at federal level to the PM post must necessarily extend to the state level for a CM post.

Nonetheless, Chinese living in Penang and Malacca – the two peninsular states that have a CM – should not worry. The majority community is not racist. It is altogether fine for a non-Malay to be chief minister as long as he is Muslim.

Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh in her tudung costume

DAP understands reality of population push

Article 43 of the federal constitution says the only requirement for one to become PM is that he must be a member of Dewan Rakyat and enjoy the majority confidence of its MPs.

There is no legal stipulation that our PM must be either a Malay or a Muslim.

Despite that there is actually no law at all restricting a non-Malay/Muslim from becoming PM, yet the DAP still insists “tidak ada seorang pun bukan Islam atau bukan Melayu menuntut menjadi perdana menteri”.

The reason DAP has been so adamant that not a single non-Muslim or non-Malay expects to be PM (or indeed CM) is due to our Muslim-majority demographics.

So let’s delve into the imperative of a Muslim-dominant demography.

Section LI(2) of the Selangor state constitution, for example, requires its Menteri Besar to be a Muslim and a Malay — see below.

Islam is the state religion of Selangor.

Meanwhile, Section XII(2) of the Perak constitution requires its Menteri Besar to be a Muslim and a Malay.

In Perak, however, the two restrictive race and religion conditions can be waived at the Sultan’s discretion. Regardless, it was not a DAP Adun who was nominated to be Perak MB but a PAS man when Pakatan had the brief opportunity there to rule.

DAP was the biggest party in the coalition then (2008-2009) forming the Perak state government but unfortunately, it did not have any Muslim rep in Dewan Undangan Negeri.

In any case, Perak was probably not ready ten years ago for its MB to be a non-Malay. Today is a different story as things have ‘changed’ or ubah.

Presently it is quite possible that Perak might favourably consider a Chinese Muslim to be MB looking at how the DAP evangelical  Aduns have been habituating the Perak Malay populace to the idea by frequenting their mosques (pix below).

DAP Perak evangelical warlords James Ngeh Koo Ham and David Nga Kor Ming inside a mosque

Chinese Muslim that DAP is pushing as a Malay

Pakatan is presently ruling Selangor where DAP has the greatest number of Aduns in the state assembly.

Although DAP is the biggest party with 14 Selangor Aduns as opposed to PKR and PAS, both with 13 each. Notwithstanding its size, DAP lacks a Muslim among its ranks of representatives.

One wonders whether someone like DAP’s Zairil Khir Johari – had he been a Selangor state rep instead of a Penang federal rep – would have been deemed qualified to bid for the Menteri Besar title.

At the recent PAS muktamar held in Kedah, the party tabled a motion that it would like to mandate how only a Muslim shall be the Malaysian prime minister. PAS explained that this is to uphold Article 3 of the federal constitution, which states “Islam is the religion of the Federation”.

In his keynote address to the muktamar delegates, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang reiterated his party is not against any of the minority races. “PAS hanya menentang sikap chauvinis dan perkauman sempit parti-parti tertentu ini sahaja,” said Hadi.

He was alluding to DAP as the chauvinistic and anti-Islam party.


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At the muktamar, Hadi also expressed PAS’s stance that Malaysia must follow the Islamic mould – be it in the political, economic or social realm “kerana acuan selain Islam untuk rakyat majoriti Islam seperti Malaysia akan berakhir dengan kegagalan”.

In the wake of PAS’s latest split from the multiethnic PKR, Malaysian Christians and other religious minorities should by now be under no illusion as to how serious the two biggest Malay-Muslim (Umno) and Muslim (PAS) political parties are about implementing and enforcing Islam.

DAP evangelical leaders such as Hannah Yeoh and the Perak warlord cousins are aware and have already jumped on the Islamization bandwagon.

Chinese leaders in Penang need not fear losing the state chief ministership in future. They just need to nominate a Muslim for the job.

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Does Soros have a dog in the French fight?

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France holds its presidential polls today.

The liberal media, pundits and pollsters have been unanimous in anointing 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron as the next French president, confidently predicting that he will trash Marine Le Pen at the ballot box.

“Who’s behind the mysterious rise of Macron?” is a question that is naturally most intriguing. British newspaper The Spectator delved into it earlier in a Feb 4 feature.

One of the rumours also going around is that Macron’s meteoric rise has something to do with liberal Jewish billionaire George Soros. At least that’s what the evangelical Christians, who are staunch Donald Trump supporters, believe anyhow (see below).


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It’s not altogether surprising that George Soros should be somehow linked with globalist Macron’s upstart campaign. After all, the man has a well-deserved reputation for being the Father of Regime Change.

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán once blasted Soros, saying, “his name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states”.

Orban is Soros’ nemesis. (Note: Soros is of Hungarian origin as well.)

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The Open Society Foundation (OSF) created by Soros funds anti-establishment agitators around the globe, including those in Malaysia.

Among the recipients of Soros money is a sub committee of the Malaysian Bar previously in 2015 but OSF’s most famous and openly known beneficiaries are, of course, Malaysiakini and Bersih.

Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has admitted the group received what she termed “a one-time grant of RM70,000” from Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) between 2010 and 2011, the South China Morning Post reported last November.

n his 80s, Soros is only a few years younger than Tun Mahathir

Toppling governments in name of democracy

OSF currently works in more than 100 countries across the world.

Soros has funneled millions to disruptive movements such as Black Lives Matter. An earlier Soros-funded success was the Otpor student movement that ran a successful propaganda drive to demonize and oust Serbia president Slobodan Milosevic.

OSF was hacked by the intel collective alleged to be backed by Russia and had thousands of its files dumped online in April 2016.

Sifting through the retrieved OSF documents, the ‘Russian’ hackers came to the conclusion/conspiracy theory that Soros is “an architect and a sponsor of almost every revolution and coup around the world for the last 25 years”.

One of Soros’ leaked memo linked the leftist arch destablizer of nations to the European refugee crisis which is said to present “new opportunities [for OSF] to influence global immigration policy”.

The latest piece of news is about Soros’ battle involving a US$10B lawsuit for “wielding political influence”. Ironically, the suit is filed by fellow Jewish billionaire, Beny Steinmetz. A case of fact being funnier than fiction.


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Is Zaid Ibrahim sabotaging his new party from within?

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DAP leader Zaid Ibrahim’s speech in Johor Bahru a few days ago was like a loose cannonball rolling on the deck of the floundering Pakatan ship in choppy sea.

It was also a misfire that ricocheted against his own party.

Firstly, Zaid in his speech accused prime minister Najib Razak of introducing “Taliban-style Islamic law” in cahoots with PAS president Hadi Awang.

Zaid then fired shots across the bow at the MCA, MIC and Gerakan “hangers on” for supposedly failing to halt Umno’s advancement of political Islam.

But what about the DAP’s position and propaganda on Islamic issues? Has Zaid delved into this? Is he sure that his party leadership is really opposed to political Islam?

Surely Zaid would or should be aware how the DAP has loudly proclaimed that it is indeed most Islam-friendly.

In fact, the party’s Islam-friendliness can be said to be ‘extreme’ (i.e. DAP is extremely pro Islam – if you can believe Guan Eng’s fervent protestations), what with its constant boasts of Penang’s ostensible strong support for Islamic institutions.

DAP-led Penang doing the same things

Zaid claimed that with political Islam under Najib’s rule, Malaysia “will never be moderate and peaceful”.

“It will be a complete change from democracy that we once knew,” he added.

In the news today is a report that Najib handed over an allocation of RM80 million to sekolah pondok, Sekolah Menengah Agama Rakyat and tahfiz institutions.

The Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) has a big budget of close to RM16 billion. The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia or Jakim is parked under JPM and the RM80m expenditure above disbursed by Najib will have been drawn from JPM.

On the part of Penang state, in 2017 the DAP-led administration earmarked RM1.75 million aid to Sekolah Agama Rakyat apart from another RM2.15 million granted to build new SARs and upgrade existing ones.

This year too, Guan Eng’s administration gave RM2.14 million to 1,550 Kelas Al-Quran dan Fardhu Ain (Kafa) teachers and other beneficiaries. Overall, the Penang state budgeted RM49.4 million this year for Islamic development, including payments to mosque officials and huffaz.

Penang is spending the aforementioned amounts on Islam from its smaller (compared to JPM) state budget of RM1.45 billion.

If Zaid will whip out his calculator and crunch the numbers, he will find that his party that is ruling Penang is extremely determined to outbid Najib in the funding of Islam-related institutions and activities.

Yet here is Zaid accusing Najib of Talibanizing the country. If Najib is guilty of the ‘Taliban’ charge leveled by Zaid against him, then so too is Guan Eng aka the pretend Caliph Omar ‘Lim’ Abdul Aziz.

An old political polemic used to be that Umno and PAS were always trying to out-Islamize each other. The new polemic presently is that the ultrakiasu DAP is trying very hard to out-Islamize Umno – certainly in form, if not quite in substance.

And it must be stressed that DAP is both ultra and kiasu. Thus, in its actions – including this faux ‘Islamization’ race – DAP is being true-to-form ultra and dreadfully kiasu too.

Zaid should take a trip up north and recce

Recently on April 21, Zaid headed down south and delivered his loose cannonball speech in the Johor capital. He must next drive north and check on what’s happening in the island state ruled by his party.

In his Johor speech, Zaid asked: “why are Christian Dayaks not able to use the word ‘Allah’ in their prayers, something they have been doing for the last 200 years?”

He has apparently forgotten the 10-point agreement brokered by Najib that allows Christian Dayaks to use the ‘Allah’ word in Sarawak.

Compare: In year 2010 – under Guan Eng’s Pakatan watch – the Penang Mufti’s office gazetted a fatwa that prohibited Christians from using the ‘Allah’ word. The fatwa further calls on Muslims in Penang to prevent Christians from misusing the ‘Allah’ term.

In effect, Christians in Penang are prohibited from using the word ‘Allah’ in their churches.

Thirdly Zaid asked, “Has this [federal] government considered the potential of religious and racial problems Zakir Naik will bring to this peaceful country?”

What Zaid should query is whether the Penang state government has anything to say about the alleged “potential of religious and racial problems Zakir Naik” may bring?

The answer – for Zaid’s info – is that Penang is in support of Zakir Naik. Yup, the Penang religious establishment is pro-Zakir.

Fourthly, Zaid declared that Najib and Hadi are promoters of hate speech as well as a “fascist-like ideology”.

Reality check for Zaid: Islamization at its source – Article 3(1) of our constitution – is but an affirmation of what has been our historical make up for many centuries. Hence for Najib and Hadi to promote Islam is wholly constitutional.

Can Zaid point to what, if anything, which either Najib or Hadi has said that can be deemed ‘Taliban-like’?

Fifthly, Zaid added: “They have a plan to have Umno Malays and Hadi Islamists join forces to control the country”.

What about the plan to have DAP Christians and PAN Islamists and PBBM race chauvinists join forces to control the country?

How can Zaid conveniently ignore the fact that it was PBBM founder Dr Mahathir Mohamad who had unilaterally declared Malaysia to be an Islamic state in 2011? And now PBBM is the DAP’s chief political ally.

Does Guan Eng want to be the head of Islam in Penang?

The grossly exaggerated projection by Zaid frames that “in the Taliban legal system jointly conceived by Najib and Hadi, there is no separation and no distinction between personal laws and general laws”.

Well, Zaid can rest assured that any legal system conceived in Dapster Lalaland would not make a proper distinction between the personal diktats of the Lim dynasty and constitutional law.

One, under Article 3(2) of the federal constitution, it is the Sultan’s role and function to be the head of Islam in his state. Article 181 of the federal constitution states the prerogatives, powers and jurisdiction of the rulers within their respective territories.

There is no monarchy in Penang, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territories. Therefore the head of Islam in Penang is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

So why does it look as if Guan Eng is attempting to usurp the YDP’s role as custodian of Islam in Penang? See photograph below.

Two, it is the prerogative of the Malay rulers to decide who gets appointed to their state’s religious councils and who becomes the mufti.

PAS, the DAP’s erstwhile Pakatan partner, has accused Guan Eng of interfering with the appointment of the Penang state mufti after the contract of the former mufti Hassan Ahmad was not renewed.

Three, Guan Eng is further accused of meddling in the Penang fatwa council.

Is the Christian chief minister in Penang attempting to usurp the function, which by law belongs to the Muslim sultan, with regard to the administration of Islam and the appointment of his state’s mufti?

Zaid’s scattershot rant against Najib has inadvertently shone the spotlight on Guan Eng’s pious ‘Muslim’ playacting shenanigans. Talk about unintended consequences!

 

 

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