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Old 12-05-2011, 04:13 PM
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Time to take a stand

MAY 12 — One common feature of us Malaysians is our ability to stomach so much nonsense and then don’t do anything to make a change.

We are lied to on a daily basis by politicians, bureaucrats and the media but still shrug our shoulders and get on with our lives. The strange part of this is that if our wife, children or siblings fudge the truth, we chew their heads off and threaten Armageddon.

And yet, arguably, it is the daily deception by politicians, bureaucrats and the media which impacts our life greatly. Let me just list a few examples of these lies and deceptions.

1) The great Lynas scam. If not for the role played by Internet portals, the Lynas rare earth project would have flown under the radar.

Federal politicians and Pahang Mentri Besar Adnan Yaakob knew about the toxic nature of the project but FDI is more important than TMR (the mortality rate).

When the firestorm about the project could not be contained, the newsletters@newspapers suddenly discovered the issue. More like, they could not bury it. It is crazy man. Hundreds or thousands of lives could be at stake and government politicians and their newspapers are either ignorant or part of a deception.

Now the government says that it will have an independent body to vet the project. But nothing is going to happen. Because Lynas has already built its facility.

In addition, the United States wants this project to become a reality, concerned that Chinese is having too much control over the rare earth industry. So expect the US-centric international atomic energy body to give the Lynas project a wink and a nod.

2) The Christian debacle. Ever since, the Christians withdrew their support for BN in the Sarawak election in the wake of the Alkitab issue and a host of other acts of persecution, Umno has been waiting for retribution.

That “opportunity” came when Umno bloggers and the Umno newsletter, Utusan Malaysia, wrote and spread fiction about Christians wanting to take over the country. Talk about an alien plot.

But following that fiction, we had Umno ministers and even the prime minister console and sympathise with Muslims like as if this fictional plot were true.

If this was not bad enough, the newspapers, which have a duty to report truth and expose falsehoods, kept silent, one of them buried the story right inside the paper.

My point is that we can’t depend on the politicians in this country. We surely can’t depend on the MACC, judging by the evidence presented at the royal commission of inquiry (I wonder if any of the MACC officials will pass a lie detector test).

We can’t trust the police because they can’t catch the serial acid attackers and close a simple porn video case. We can’t trust the Attorney-General because evidence presented by a former top cop suggests that he can’t be trusted.

We can’t trust the media because they have forgotten who they owe their allegiance to and have become poodles of their political masters.

So what should be do? I don’t propose to have all the answers but I know WHAT WE CAN’T DO ANY LONGER: just shrug our shoulders and say that it’s not our business.

* Mustafa Sharif reads The Malaysian Insider.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication. The Malaysian Insider does not endorse the view unless specified.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by fortune
It is all about maintaining power by whatever means.

Much of the public has already realised how crooked our leaders have been n to make sure the support from the Malays are maintained for UMNO they have to stir up some emotion.

For those who have not much accessibility to alternate medias, this is a good trick that Malays are under threat from the christian group.

It makes sense, by hook or by crooks
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:29 PM
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What Rubbish is this, Najib ?

MAY 12 — Let me understand this correctly. Some discredited blogger put out something incredible about Christian pastors wanting to take over Malaysia and that fountain of all rubbish, Utusan Malaysia, published it.

There is no evidence that any such plan is in the works, and yet today, at the so-called fruitful meeting between Najib Razak and church leaders, the church leaders had to give the when-it-suits-him leader of all Malaysians an assurance that Christians respected the position of Islam in the country and had no desire to dispute it.

How wonderful. The rascals who stirred up this rubbish have not been taken to task but the “victims” have been asked to give some undertaking not to misbehave.

This is akin to your house being robbed and your family harmed but having the police sympathise with the robbers.

Najib is playing to the Malay/Muslim gallery here. He probably was briefed by Special Branch that Umno ground is restive over this discussion on the position of Islam and he needs to show some leadership.

But surely the PM should be playing a non-partisan role here. In this instance, it is clearly his Umno blogger and newspaper which have tried to stoke anger against Christians, and they have done so with lies and fiction.

So instead of asking for assurances from Christians about a nonexistent threat, he should have apologised for the actions of his supporters.

The more conspiratorial of us will believe that Najib sought the meeting with Christian leaders only as window dressing, to extract some assurance which can be a headline in Malay papers tomorrow. Something along the lines of how Christians accept Islam’s position.

Of course, the objective of those reports will be to reinforce the rubbish about Christian pastors meeting in Penang to bring about a Christian country.

I wonder whether today’s meeting was fruitful only for Najib.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:41 PM
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In ‘fruitful’ meet

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Church leaders described as fruitful a lunch meeting today with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in which the prime minister was told of the community’s unhappiness with the Christian Malaysia reports in Umno’s Utusan Malaysia.

Bishop Ng Moon Hing, who led a small group representing the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM), told reporters they had complained to the prime minister about Utusan Malaysia’s unsubstantiated reports of a Christian plot to install a Christian as prime minister and usurp Islam’s constitutional place as the religion of the federation.

“We only said we are very disturbed and unhappy... [The] irresponsible, potential riot-type seditious words shouldn’t be published in mainstream media or any media for the matter,” the CFM chief told reporters after the 45-minute luncheon in Putrajaya.

The CFM represents over 90 per cent of churches nationwide with representatives from the Roman Catholic Church, the main Protestant churches as well as evangelical groups.

The prime minister said he was pleased the church leaders had pledged to respect Islam’s position as the religion of the federation.

According to Najib, the church leaders also said Christians had no desire to challenge the provision within the Federal Constitution.

“I am glad to inform that Christian leaders have given two very important and meaningful undertakings,” Najib was cited as saying by state news agency Bernama.

Among those invited to the closed-door function were Sarawak Anglican bishop Datuk Bolly Lapok and ministers Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who is in charge of national unity, and Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

The latter had played a key role in drafting the Cabinet’s 10-point solution over the simmering Malay-language bible row that became the bone of contention in the run-up to the April 16 Sarawak polls.

“Our concerns were collated and [Bishop Moon] as chairman of CFM was to be our spokesperson,” Lapok said, referring to Ng, his peninsula counterpart, in a text message to The Malaysian Insider when contacted.

The import of the Alkitab — as the Malay-language bible is called — is among a laundry list of Christian woes that have piled up over the years, as reported in The Malaysian Insider yesterday.

Najib told reporters he had emphasised to the Christian leaders the federal government’s need for more time to study the views presented and problems faced by them.

“Once it is settled, we will make a statement openly,” the PM said.
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MAY 13 — I read George Orwell’s Animal Farm when I was helping my brother out with his university assignment back when I was in secondary school.

The story seemed a bit nonsensical to me back then. Talking animals who revolted against their masters. Pigs taking over as the leaders of the farm. A pig named Napoleon, no less.

Then again, when you grew up in the Mahathir era, the rakyat were more gullible back then weren’t they? With the advent of technology in the 21st century, it’s harder to keep a lid on the truth.

I woke up early this morning to read on The Malaysian Insider that Utusan Malaysia was merely given a warning for publishing unsubstantiated news (read: lies) for its front page headline by the all-powerful Home Ministry.

My mind is cast back to several years back when the oldest newspaper in Sarawak, The Sarawak Tribune had its printing permit taken away merely for publishing a photo of a man looking at the infamous prophet’s cartoon. That was deemed serious enough for a suspension which ultimately led to the demise of the daily.

A couple of years back, the same ministry decided to stir things up a bit by hauling up the Catholic weekly, Herald, for using the word “Allah” in the publication. Their reason was a flimsy one at best, that the word was exclusive to Islam despite its widespread use worldwide by Christians predating even the formation of Malaysia.

The is the same ministry which clamped down on the publication by Parti Keadilan Rakyat for allegedly making unsubstantiated claims. Of course up until now, the renewal of the printing permit for PKR is still pending approval despite the year or so since its application was submitted.

Again, this is the same ministry that saw it fit to say and do nothing when two journalists from Al-Islam decided to conduct a covert infiltration operation at St Anthony’s Catholic Church Pudu to investigate alleged apostasy amongst Muslims.

Those allegations were promptly dispelled when it was proven that those attending Mass were Catholic students from Sabah and Sarawak. To add insult to the matter, the Communion wafer was desecrated by these ignorant and disrespectful buffoons in the name of their religion.

We all know how that ended. Al-Islam made a grudging apology by way of a short statement. And that only came after Archbishop Tan Sri Datuk Murphy Pakiam demanded it.

And now, we see Utusan discrediting Christians in Malaysia by portraying the community as challenging the status of Islam as the religion of the Federation. And they got a mere slap on the wrist and are still free to print rubbish fit only for nasi lemak wrapping.

So, is Najib the Malaysian version of Napoleon with Utusan the Squealer?

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. “Oink! Oink!” I say.
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Old 13-05-2011, 10:38 PM
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Christian leaders led to their slaughter


KUALA LUMPUR: Without mincing his words, a Catholic bishop criticised his fellow Christian leaders for allowing themselves to be used by the government to “please the other side”.

Instead of telling Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak the truth, Bishop Paul Tan of the Malacca-Johor diocese said the Christian leaders had become like “sheep being led to their slaughter.”

Commenting on the news reports on the meeting between Najib and the Christian leaders, led by the Malaysian Christian Federation (MCF) chairman Bishop Ng Moon Hing yesterday, Tan told FMT that he was extremely disappointed with the outcome.

“I was not at the meeting, so I don’t know what transpired and whether the newspapers reported the entire discussion. But if the news reports are true, then I am displeased and disgusted,” he said.

The luncheon meeting was held amid the raging controversy surrounding a Utusan Malaysia report which alleged that a Christian coup was in the making, with Christian leaders and DAP colluding to undermine the position of Islam.

‘Umno agenda to rake in votes’

Tan, 71, pointed out that since Utusan was owned by Umno, the daily would not have published the report without an endorsement from the party led by Najib.

The bishop also claimed that it was part of an Umno agenda to rake in Muslim votes in the coming general election.

“Utusan’s Christian bashing, the big feature on the Pembela demonstration at the Putrajaya mosque about the 10-point plan and now the so-called conspiracy are purely an Umno agenda prior to our general election which is imminent.

“This agenda is to unite the Malays and for Umno to be seen as the bigger and better champion of Islam than PAS whose main claim to fame is that it is an Islamic party,” he said.

“Therefore, the Christian bashing, exaggerations and fiction demonising us are for a purpose: to enhance the siege mentality of the Malays and make them cleave to Umno to ‘protect’ Islam,” he added.

According to Tan, the chronology of events had lent credence to the claim that the entire episode smacked of orchestration for the election.

“Utusan publishes what it does, Pembela and Perkasa lodge police reports premised on fiction, but not one police report from our Christian leaders and so the police investigate the fiction published by Utusan. The police can only investigate based on a police report, not on newspaper cuttings.

“Nothing for a while from the home minister and Najib only asks for calm. Then Najib meets first with Muslims groups to calm them and states that Umno will always defend Islam, the Federal Constitution etc. The media were called and featured the meeting,” he said.

“Surely by then, our Christian leaders would have known that this issue was clearly manipulated and that the media would be present and regardless of what our leaders said (at the meeting), it would end up on the same trajectory: Islam safeguarded and the Christians agree to this.

“Why did the Christian leaders walk into that clear booby trap? Why didn’t they have a clear statement printed out for the press, saying what they wanted the meeting to be and what their own demands were, regardless of Najib’s spin,” he added.

Double standard

Tan, who is also the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, said the government always practised double standard – one set of rules for Malay/Muslims, and another for the rest.

Responding to a question, the hard-hitting Jesuit-trained prelate, who once served in Rome, also dismissed Najib’s 1Malaysia concept as nothing more than deceit.

“All that has happened shows that the 1Malaysia concept is a bluff. We played the usual and now the worse – racial and religious bigotry,” he said.

Asked if he agreed with Utusan only being slapped with a reprimand letter, when other publications in the past, such as the Sarawak Tribune, were dealt a lethal blow, Tan said the Umno paper should not be spared the rod.

“Action should be taken against Utusan and the two ministers who supported it in the same way they suspended in the beginning our Catholic ‘Herald’ just for using the word ‘Allah’ which, in fact, is not the property of Islam.

“I am absolutely surprised that the Christian leaders who were there to see our PM appeared all of a sudden tame and conciliatory and did not demand justice be done, i.e., in the same way, the government dealt with the other non-Malay/Muslim papers. Then again, perhaps, the press did not publish everything (on the meeting),” he added.

Sarawak Tribune was forced to cease operations in 2006, when the government clamped down on the daily for publishing offensive caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

In a related development, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said there was “some basis” to the Utusan report.

Speaking to the press, he said this was in view of new evidence provided in a police report lodged in Penang today.

Furthermore, he added, Utusan’s editor-in-chief Aziz Ishak’s explanation to the home ministry was similar to the contents of the police report.
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Old 16-05-2011, 12:18 PM
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Monday May 16, 2011

PM brings global call to reject extremism to Oxford


LONDON: The Prime Minister is taking his rallying call for a global movement of moderates, one of the key themes of his administration, to the University of Oxford.


What about extremism at home, Najib?
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