Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lulu Wants You To Wonder What The Future Holds For Your Children

Abdullah also said that the Bar should make a stand for the country as a whole and not for any internal pressure groups or its members.
"For instance, when the Bar Council officially supports dissenting judgments or pushes forward its view that Malaysia is a secular state, (it) must take care to not simply represent the views of certain segments of society."
Malaysiakini - PM rebukes lawyers over protest

In the issue of Malaysia being a secular state, the Bar Council members are protecting and defending what is stated in the constitution.
So what is it? Islamic state? Secular state?

The constitution tells me that it is secular.
Looking at the history of this nation, from 1957 all the way up to 2000 [and maybe more], we were secular.

Who says it is Islamic?
Mahathir did.
When? Under pressure from an emboldened Islamist opposition, and soon after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, the former prime minister, Mahathir bin Mohamad, said on Sept. 29, 2001, that Malaysia was, after all, "an Islamic state."
It has been seen by some observers as an effort to counter the rise of the ultra-conservative Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) which is winning support from a growing number of Muslim Malays. IHT
Badawi parrots it, as does Najib and a few more whom Lulu is not bothered to mention.
certain segments of society? yup! the segment which is trying to out-Islamise PAS holds this view.
On what basis are they saying this?

Twenty years ago, all this would have been unthinkable.
Go watch any of the P.Ramlee era movies which are screened on RTM2 at 10:30pm Sunday. That was what it was like for your children's grandparents.
What will your children see twenty years from now?
Are you willing to silently accept it?

worth watching At the Crossroads - Malaysia
worth reading RELIGION-MALAYSIA: Rediscovering Secularism

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Passing the blame. That's the way he moves to be fair. Stand on head and spin like atop, spewing scripted nonsense from, you know, which opening.

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Pearls said...

My child's future is elsewhere. I dont intend to let my child stay here long. I am hoping to ship her off to another country by the time she is 16 years old. I love her too much to let her suffer.

I dont believe there is a future here for her. I also dont believe that the national service is the right thing to have and most definitely not something my 1 and only daughter should be forced to partake! What if she comes back to me in a BOX?? What then? No.. I will do everything in my will to avoid that.

Anonymous said...

Read somewhere that AI regretted about his role in Ops Lallang (?) but wasn't he who also promoted that veiling down and wrapping up of muuslim women in the seventies onwards via Abim? Something that also got encouragement from the triumph of Khomeni's's Bloody Iran revolution? It isn't due just to the religiosity of PAS but that of Umno as well.

~wits0~

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Anonymous said...

Mahathir snarls you into Dhimmitude ; AAB smiles you into it. Are ppl forever suckers, really?

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