Friday, January 15, 2010

'Allah' Squabble & Tarnished International Image

Banning the use of 'Allah' and the arson attacks against churches have inflicted considerable damage on the image of Malay Muslims internationally. Around the world, the community is seen as conservative Muslims.

It is so unfortunate for the Malay community to shoulder such negative perception due to the irresponsible and selfish actions of a few extremists.

Malaysia's image as a moderate and progressive Muslim majority nation is equally tarnished. The attacks on churches are acts of cowardice and malice.

Those who initiated and participated in these attacks are the real 'kafirs' and non-believers.

It is time for Muslim Malaysians to stand up for their faith and religion. They must stand up to condemn these perpetrators and insist on the separation of politics and religion. Selfish political interest has robbed the religion of its sanctity and good reputation.

The government is still dragging its feet to find a win-win solution to address this sensitive conflict. PM Najib's vision of 1Malaysia has everything to lose if he does not show more political will to help calm all parties and find a viable solution.

I support the call to establish a national consultative council on religious harmony is the best way to resolve the current “Allah” row. It is time for the Barisan government to show more sincerity.

They should drop their appeal against the court's decision to allow the use of 'Allah' by non-Muslims and help settle the dispute through a dialogue.

Malaysians must stand together on this issue or suffer unprecedented ramifications from it.

16 comments:

Amen said...

visit your tube ;
101 East - malaysia : whose god ?
and
inside story - religious violence in malaysia

Anonymous said...

Aiyah! why still comment on this issue? This issue has turn into a face saving issue. The government knows they were pursuing this issue earlier for their own self interest and survival. However, once the judgment was not in their favor, it turned into a water face issue. So, they start all this hoo haa to put fear into the rakyat that their way is the right way. You can read some of the comments of people asking the church to compromise. Why should they? They did not start this issue. What about the sikhs? Anybody consider their predicament as well?

cksf said...

dr kkp said:
>I support the call to establish a national consultative council on religious harmony is the best way to resolve the current “Allah” row. It is time for the Barisan government to show more sincerity.

your namesake kkk contributed in the plenary session of the estwhile ncchbbbhs?

Anonymous said...

Its more than dragging feet. If "they" are caught, do you know how it will reflect on the PM & goverment...?

By catching "them" does it mean that the word "Allah" is endorsed? "They" are doing what "they" know best.
Violence yah...!!!

Many a time our police have been very effecient in catching crooks. What's with the feet dragging?

Many "missing" Indons can be used, you know.....

KKP, by looking at the whole secenario, the rakyat has "NO" issue about this.
They are still my friends....

It just have to take famous "jokers" to comment & blow it out of the edge just to ignite the whole situation....!

Who are we to be on the spotlight for a reason???

Serious Shepherd said...

"Those who initiated and participated in these attacks are the real 'kafirs' and non-believers."

I do not think it's a good idea for a non-Muslim to get involve in 'kafir-mengkafir' turf.

In the meantime, I would prefer close door dialogue over an open one. You may ask the PAS MP of Shah Alam on the problems he encountered when having an open dialogue with the real extremists of this country.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

WHAT MORE TO SAY BUT TO PRAY

There are still games that some people play
While others prefer to go to God and pray
Their petitions to the Almighty to relay
That peace and calmness are here to stay

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 150110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Fri. 15th Jan. 2010.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

SHORT FUSE TO CONFUSE

You can't reason with those too easy to confuse
For they will stubbornly and simply refuse
To accept eternal truths by sticking to lame excuse
While still without divine wisdom to infuse

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 150110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Fri. 15th Jan. 2010.

Anonymous said...

There we go again. Here we have a minister who talk sense one minute and all of a sudden talk cock the very next minute.
Have this guy lost his brain?? East Malaysia christian can use Allah while West Malaysian cannot!! My whole family is christian. My brothers and sisters reside in WM while my parents in EM. Imagine when they came to WM to pray where they cannot use Allah. What is 1Malaysia then??? Now we have 2Malaysia or may be 3..4Malaysia... ...Goodness gracious, we really have a bunch of clowns running Bolehland. Guarantee to be in number ONE status for being the most laughable country on earth.

Anonymous said...

Biggest joke again only in Bolehland!!!Muslims in other countries like Indonesia and Arab countries mana ada standard compared to Umno Malaysia version lah! Now East Malaysia ok to use Allah but not West. 1 Malaysia my foot!!!

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

EAST YES WEST NO

People are puzzled by any divergent rule
When they don't have all the hidden clues
Why strangely suddenly out of the blues
There's no longer the known religious glue

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 160110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sat. 16th Jan. 2010.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

WRONG DEGREE WITH BIASED DECREE

Do not smile with glee
Over any biased decree
That causes good things to flee
Faster than the flight of bumble bees

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 160110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sat. 16th Jan. 2010.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

TOUGH WHIPPING NOW

Forget about any form of whipping
Mental torture is punishment enough
With some many matters already slipping
No need for any public show of being rough

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 160110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sat. 16th Jan. 2010.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

WRONG STRATEGY CAN LEAD TO TRAGEDY

Please don't use the 'divide and rule' strategy
For it may bring about undesirable, unwanted tragedy
Wiser to use a better instrument to play a new melody
Before we qualify to become the world's biggest comedy

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 170110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
SUN. 17th Jan. 2010.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

TO HIDE SO AS TO SEEK

What a massive game of 'hide and seek'
Trying to avoid conditions that are bleak
Hiding among the hills and the creeks
Whether just for a few days or weeks

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 170110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
SUN. 17th Jan. 2010.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

TOUGH WHIPPING NOW (Updated)

Forget about any form of whipping
Mental torture is punishment enough
With so many glaring matters already slipping
No need for any public show of being rough

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 170110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sun. 17th Jan. 2010.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

BE ENLIGHTENED AND BRIGHTENED

Let's thank God for those who are enlightened
Without feeling confused, insecure or threatened
For with perfect love there's no need to be frightened
Having the true light everything will be truly brightened

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 170110
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
SUN. 17th Jan. 2010.