Friday, July 06, 2007

Lulu Hates It and Lulu's Worried

IPOH: The Perak Religious Department (JAIP) has ordered a singer to appear before the Syariah Court for “exposing her body” during a performance and “encouraging immoral activities”.
However, an indignant Siti Noor Idayu Abd Moin, 22, said she was wearing a sleeveless top and long pants when JAIP officers raided an entertainment outlet in Sunway City where she was performing on Tuesday.

“They asked to see our MyKad but one officer refused to touch the cards, referring to them as najis (unclean),” she said.
Lulu hates it that they called her MyKad unclean.
That’s being arrogant.

“They put us in a tiny room and turned up the air-conditioner. I heard one officer tell the other: Bekulah dia orang (Let them freeze),” she said.
Lulu hates it that they put her in a tiny room and turned the aircon up so that they would freeze.
that's nasty and inhumane.

Siti Noor Idayu also said the male officers kept taking photographs of her, adding that she was made to stay overnight in that room until 10am.
Lulu hates it that the male officers kept taking photos of her.
that's sick and perverted.

Siti Noor Idayu said an officer even told her that the money she earned working in the outlet was duit haram (illicit money) and that her parents, children and future generations would all be tainted for using such money
Lulu hates it that they call her honest wages duit haram, and cursed her future generations.
that's being judgemental and plain rubbish.

When contacted, JAIP director Datuk Jamry Sury said he was confident that his officers had not acted outside of their jurisdiction in issuing the notice.
“According to Islamic laws, a Muslim woman is not allowed to serve or entertain a man who is not her husband in a place where immoral activities usually take place,” he said.
if indeed she did something wrong, couldnt they at least treat her with dignity?
as men "representing" God, shouldn't they have the heart to show her grace and mercy?

Last week, blogsphere was discussing the silly question raised in parliament concerning the way the gp girls were dressed.
MarinaM gave what i thought was a very apt response to it
I'm more concerned about what 'pertinent legislation' the YB said we had that could be used against whoever. We have legislation that forbids us to dress a certain way? That's news to me.
Now I know what pertinent legistlation they would use.

Today, the Muslims, tomorrow, maybe Lulu.

I'm worried.
Are you?


Anonymous said...


No point worrying about it. The GE is around the corner. Vote on it and canvas your support to send a clear and indisputable message to you know who.

Ko-chi Wai said...

with regards to them taking plenty of her pics, i guess it can't be helped since she is quite a looker, and to those "men" she is already half imagine their thrill to have a "half naked" good looking girl in their room, overnight to boot. she should thank her lucky stars that she wasn't stripped and forced to do a nude squat, or forced to urinate in the room in front of the camera-touting self-righteous skull-capped moral police. increasingly this country seems to be heading inevitably towards a basket-case failed-state status.

Anonymous said...

"It is certainly no part of religion to compel religion"

(quote: Tertullian)

"Religion is like a snake. catch at the wrong end and you get bitten"

(Quote: The Buddha)

Anonymous said...

A "religion" that cannot handle human sexuality except by overt self-serving repression is always suspect.


Anonymous said...

JAIP staff should be made to read Christopher Hitchens' book "God is not Great" (that is, if they understand English)

Sophie said...

apart from telling muslims wat they can or cannot wear, the moral guardians have also made it impossible to enjoy true religious freedom in the country. sigh

Billy said...

What!?!? The MyKad is a tainted item, unislamic?????? In one sense, the JAIP is right too. The MyKad is a government property and looking at the way the BN is conducting itself these past many years, I fully agree with him that the MyKad is unclean.

There was this one time when I was travelling with my friend in a car. He was the driver. We approached the toll booth and as my friend was putting out his hand to pay the toll, the Malay girl was slowly putting on a pair of white gloves. After that she put out her hand to collect the money from my friend. My friend was pretty offended (she thinks I am having leprosy or what!), and as the girl was returning the change to him, he told her to hold on, took out a hanky from his pocket, cover his hand and told her to put the change onto the hanky. Well, of course, the girl was not amused but a message was delivered, and loudly too that when serving customers, keep your religion to yourself.

Anonymous said...

Why was the Malay girl slowly putting on a pair of white gloves? There could be many reasons, e.g. she might be day-dreaming about having graduated from medical school and going to execute a Lorena Bobbitt-type of operation on her sleeping unfaithful boyfriend.

The important point to note here is that were she to do the same nonsense while working in a supermarket, her boss would tell her not to return for work the next day.