Lulu was told that when the subject Tamadun Islam was first introduced in the local universities, the authorities placated the public by telling them that the students "only need to attend the lectures"
After a while, they brought in exams to the subject. Everyone was given the assurance, "don't need to pass".
Time passed. Seasons change [like real...] Orang Malaysia mudah lupa.
Today, the subject is compulsory for all 1st year students, there is an exam, and it is compulsory to pass.
the salami principle - doing/taking a slice at a time until it is all gone.
It can be used when you have a mountainous task ahead of you, so if you break it down to bite sizes, it becomes more managable and doable.
The other way it is used is to take away someone's rights bit by bit until they have nothing left. Not at first take, but bit by bit.
Shop-house churches must get permits
PETALING JAYA (Feb 18, 2008): Churches in Subang Jaya which have been operating out of shop and factory lots have not been asked to close down, said incumbent Subang Jaya assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng.
“We have not asked them to close down, but to submit their application for permits,” said Lee, adding that such churches have to get a permit to operate from business premises.
He said many of the churches which are not on religious land have not applied for these annual permits costing RM1,000
today they ask you to "submit your application for permits"
tomorrow, you will be at the mercy of the little mullah napoleon to give permission for Christians to come together and worship as a church.
And it's not just a Christian issue.
Article 11 (1) Every person has the right to profess and practice his religion.