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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Malaysian Political War of Perceptions.

As the 13th Malaysian General Elections draw closer, you can't help noticing the Malaysian political war of perceptions getting more explosive by the day!

The newspaper headlines scream about this and that scandal without fail and those who appear on these headlines are often those who have had their days in the sun but now wanna make a comeback no matter what?

As the saying goes , 'whatever kind of publicity is still good publicity!' for these has been's and they'll pull all kinds of stunts just to get their name on the news reports!
Former Perak Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin is one such person and the man has sort of developed a tarpaulin like face skin where he'll just grin his way through whatever stunts or gimmicks he pulls through! As long as he gets his mugshot displayed prominently on the front pages, he's a happy man!

As for his latest news of getting grilled by the Johor State Police for questioning the RM520000 costing WWW1 number plate bought by the Sultan of Johor, I don't think that he was that wrong in airing his views which the general public would tend to concur with!


I mean, isn't it preposterous for the monarch to splurge on something that surely is a sign of egoism ~ paying so much for a number plate? Isn't it enough that the Malay Royals are already living a life full of pomp and pageantry whilst there are still some of their subjects living in abject hardcore poverty?


When we die, the Angels of the Grave aren't going to ask,' Excuse me sir, what car did you drive or what was your car's number plate?'


Hell No! They'd ask us the same old questions that everyone else is subjected to?

  • Maa Rabbuka? ~ Who's your Lord?
  • Maa Nabiyyuka? ~ Who's your Prophet?
  • Maa Imammuka?~ Who's your Imam?
  • Maa Qiblattuka?~ What's your Qiblat?
  • Maa Ikhwannuka? ~ Who are your friends?
The Malay Royalty have not been as quick to respond when there were certain parties questioning and lambasting the position of Islam recently as the Crown Prince of Johor was quick on the draw defending his father's splurging of more than half a million ringgits on a vanity of obtaining the much hyped number plate!

I wish that he and others in the Malay Royalty will prove themselves to be just as worthy of holding the position of the Heads of Religion as far as having authority over anything pertaining to the Islamic Affairs of this nation.

Moving over to the matter of perceptions involving the Malaysian political conundrum, it is quite obvious that the current political scenario is made up of this party saying this and the other party counters with a salvo of its own? 

Nothing really concerning the day to day affairs of the public but rather a media stunt after another making mountains out of molehills drawing the public into another useless argument after another!

At the end of the day, you and I will each have to struggle to make our ends meet whilst those flush with cash will go about splurging like nobody's business! The really good ones in the Malaysian political arena will still play second fiddle to those who bribe their way through and lubricate the wheels of power to secure their desired positions.

Too much emphasis is placed on rhetoric whilst nothing concrete really comes to be in this war of perceptions. Do gooders have no space or platform to do their thingy whilst frivolous circus acts get prominent coverage and support from the media moguls who are all clamoring to gain the favors of the titled ones.

I really hope that the Malaysian public will be more politically conscious of what holds water and what is just another mirage waiting to dissipate before their very own eyes when the Malaysian political heatwave blows through after the 13th GE is over?

Over there in Kelantan, there seems to be another flash in the pan theatrics to milk the unsuspecting public to fill up the coffers of a pseudo company in the guise of building another highway under the illusion of it being a toll free road! 
Those sporting religious garb and attire almost always seem to be able to get away with it when they start using 'Wakaf' as part of their campaign to tap into the public's funds and proclaim it to be another brilliant effort by the never say die MB to accomplish something before he really kicks the bucket so to speak!

Head on over to RBF Online to read more as to how the given bank account number belongs to another company @ Rowstead Systems Sdn Bhd that was also caught in a legal case but is projected as Baldah Toyyibah (Prasarana) Kelantan Sdn. Bhd ~ the company said to undertake the construction of the toll free 73km highway between Kota Bharu and Kuala Krai in Kelantan!

On one side we have splurging Malay Royals ; then we have the secularists in the BN doing their thingy and on the opposing side we have these shenanigans milking the general public using all kinds of false pretenses!

Damn! Malaysians are getting screwed from every corner! 

Will we ever get those who are really trustworthy to govern over us? From the way things look at the moment, that my friends seems to be a distant dream that will never come to be for we are at a dire loss of getting someone really sincere in getting this nation to progress and prosper in the near future!


Right now, its every crook for his or her own self!

Sigh...............

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Al-Fatihah! Ulangtahun ke 39 kembalinya P.Ramlee ke Rahmatullah!


Al-Fatihah!



Pada 29hb Mei 1973, negara kita kehilangan seniman P.Ramlee AMN, pelakon, pelawak, pengarah, legenda dunia perfileman Melayu. Allahyarham P.Ramlee juga seorang biduan termasyhur, penggubah lagu, pemuzik, penulis lirik dan serbaboleh didalam pelbagai bidang lain.
Dizaman kegemilangan arwah, ia di puja dan dipuji segenap lapisan masyarakat serantau namun di akhir hayat arwah, ia keseorangan dan dilupakan golongan yang pernah menghurunginya bagaikan lebah mahu menghisap madu keseniannya.
Ramai yang menjadi kaya raya dengan memerah keringat titik peluh seniman termasyhur tanahair kita ini tetapi membiarkan arwah hidup miskin melarat di-tahun tahun akhir kehidupannya.

Segala gelaran2 dan kemasyhuran yang diberikan kepada arwah sesudah ia menghembuskan nafasnya yang terakhir tidak membawa apa apa makna kepada diri arwah sebab itu saya memilih tidak mahu meletakkan segala gelaran kebesaran itu dipenghujung namanya didalam artikel saya ini.

Biarlah dokumentari2 History Channel sahaja yang menjelaskan siapakah dia P.Ramlee didalam kehidupan kita sebagai warga Tanah Melayu ini?








Jika arwah P.Ramlee masih hidup ke hari ini maka beliau akan berusia 83 tahun! Namun hakikat bahawa P.Ramlee sudah lama meninggalkan kita harus menjadi satu peringatan kepada kita bahawa kita juga pasti mengikuti arwah ke Alam Barzakh selepas ini.

Negara ini memang mudah melupakan jasa dan pengorbanan insan2 seperti arwah P.Ramlee. Semasa masih hidup, jarang ada pihak2 yang mahu tampil membantu dan menghargai mereka yang pernah mewarnai kehidupan kita serta memartabatkan jatidiri warisan Melayu ditanahair ini melalui karya2 yang boleh kita banggakan.

Selalunya Melayu akan tengadah hanya sesudah terhantuk berpinau biji mata! Negara dan tanahair tercinta ini berisiko dijajah kembali angkara persengketaan sesama Melayu yang kini sudah tidak segan silu lagi mencanangkan bahawa bumi bertuah ini bukan milik Melayu lagi! Hanya sesudah menang sorak dan kampong tergadai mungkin Melayu celik semula?

Tetapi mungkin ketika itu sudah terlambat tak dapat di rampas kembali!

P.Ramlee pernah menghasilkan beberapa filem klasik tentang pentingnya Melayu menjaga tanahairnya ini walau terpaksa bergadai nyawa sekaipun namun apakah jasa tanahair ini kepada insan seni sebagus dirinya ketika ia amat memerlukan sokongan dan bantuan?

Hampa! Tiada! P.Ramlee mati akibat sakit jantung dan arwah teramat kecewa dengan sikap mereka yang tidak memperdulikan nasibnya di usia awal 40an. Arwah mati semasa cuma berusia 44 tahun!

Kepada anda yang mungkin pernah menikmati hasil2 karya P.Ramlee, hadiahkan lah bacaan Surah Al Fatihah dan Surah Yasin kepada arwah P.Ramlee sebagai mengenang jasa Allahyarham kepada kita semua.

Al-Fatihah!

Surah Yassin:

Kenanglah saudara seagama kita P.Ramlee didalam do'a2 kalian sempena ulangtahun kembalinya arwah ke sisi Allahu Rabbul Alamin 39 tahun nan lalu. Insya Allah.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Selamatkan Padang Kami! ~ YB2 PKR kena maki! (Dikemaskini)



Bilamana satu demi satu padang permainan di kawasan perumahan dirampas dari penggunaan orang awam dan dibina pusat2 perniagaan komersil diatasnya tanpa mengambil peduli akan keperluan penduduk setempat untuk mempunyai tempat untuk bersukan dan beriadah maka, perasaan marah mereka akan meletus juga!


Ahli2 Parlimen PKR seperti Azmin Ali dan Nik Nazmi terpaksa berhadapan dengan cetusan ketidakpuasan para penduduk SS7, Kelana Jaya yang tidak setuju dengan usaha pihak PKNS dan Kerajaan PKR Selangor merampas hak penduduk iaitu padang2 permainan di kawasan perumahan di Selangor!


Begitulah realiti bilamana kepentingan umum tidak menjadi keutamaan pihak parti2 pembangkang seperti PKR dan lebih menumpukan perhatian kepada kehendak kroni2 mereka! 


Pepatah lama berbunyi 'Sesal dahulu pendapatan ; sesal kemudian tak berguna!'
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* PS: Ada pembaca yang tidak mendedahkan identiti dirinya menuduh saya suka dengan perbuatan maki memaki penduduk2 di SS7, Kelana Jaya diatas dengan menyiarkan perkara ini. 


Buat makluman penghantar komen halimunan tersebut, tanggapannya amat salah sama sekali. Saya adalah seorang blogger yang melaporkan kejadian. Dimanakah bukti bahawa saya suka perbuatan maki memaki diatas ini?


Jika begitu tanggapan saudara, adakah setiap pelapor berita jenayah dan sebagainya yang dilakukan orang lain turut suka dengan kerja2 yang salah itu? 

Nak tuduh orang begitu begini memangnya mudah sekali tetapi nasihat saya adalah untuk bercakap menggunakan otak dan akal yang waras bukan main belasah saja!

Setiap pengamal media tidak kira sama ada media perdana atau media baru seperti blogger yang melaporkan tentang perkara yang terjadi dan dilakukan oleh pihak lain tidak boleh disabitkan dengan perkara yang ia laporkan. 

Menuduh blogger suka dengan perkara negatif yang ia laporkan adalah perbuatan yang menunjukkan si penuduh tidak matang sama sekali dan perlu belajar lagi tentang kehidupan.


Barangsiapa yang memfitnah seseorang lain dengan menyatakan sesuatu yang tidak ada asas dan kebenaran akan pasti disoal di Yaum al Akhirat nanti? 

Maka berwaspadalah saudara yang menuduh blogger ini sesedap mulut bahawasanya saudara sudah mengumam saudara seagama kamu dengan fitnah dan saudara perlu bertaubat dan meminta maaf dengan saya didunia ini lagi sebelum merana di Hari Pembalasan nanti.


Firman Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala didalam Al Quran Al Karim Surah ke 99 

Surah Al Zalzalah : Ayat ke7 dan 8:

99:7
 Faman yaAAmal mithqala tharratinkhayran yarah

Maka sesiapa berbuat kebajikan seberat zarah, nescaya akan dilihatnya (dalam surat amalnya)! 
99:8
 Waman yaAAmal mithqala tharratinsharran yarah

Dan sesiapa berbuat kejahatan seberat zarah, nescaya akan dilihatnya (dalam surat amalnya)!
 ~@~
Sadaqallah hal adzhim! 

Mudah2an saudara berfikir dahulu sebelum menuduh sembarangan!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

BERSIH 4.0 ~ Why it's different from Ambiga's 1,2.3...

I received an sms asking me to head on to Restoran Sekinchan Ikan Bakar's Jalan Pahang outlet as the Jalan TAR's Petty Traders Action Front were having a press conference to explain the reasons why they had taken the initiative to counter the disruptive BERSIH protests and work towards seeking compensation from Ambiga Sreenevasan & her associates for losses they had suffered during those protests!


I arrived in the midst of the press conference because of my other commitments. There were a phalanx of cameramen covering the event and several reporters who were throwing questions at Datuk Jamal Md Yunus, the President of the said Jalan TAR Petty Traders Action Front asking whether he was associated with UMNO etc.?
From the replies that Datuk Jamal gave, it was obvious that he and his fellow traders had just about enough with the disruptions that the BERSIH 1,2 & 3 protests had caused to his and their businesses. 


It was the Malaysiakini reporters who were the most aggressive in their grilling of the Sekinchan Ikan Bakar boss! From the way they were putting one question after another to their chosen target, it was clear that they had been trained well by Malaysiakini to ask really hard probing questions that would cause any ordinary Ahmad, Ah Seng or Samy to spill the beans 'so to speak!'


The Chinese reporters diligently stayed on and immediately started getting online to email their feed to their respective editors! Do we even have to wonder why the Chinese dailies are so up to date with their news reporting? Its because of their media staff like the ones in the photo below! Damn hardworking!
Back to the Malaysiakini Chinese Desk reporter's grilling of the 'Petty Traders Chifu'. The man deftly countered each and every question thrown to him like a pro he is! 


Datuk Jamal Md Yunus is no simple petty trader! He was able to hold his own and answered each question thrown to him with the deftness and suave of a real professional business tycoon! 


The man owns and operates 22 outlets of Sekinchan Ikan Bakar and also a luxury automobile dealership! He is not someone whom the media could just fry and grill as they pleased. He was forthright in his answers and also generous at the same time.




I saw that the media personnel had all been treated to his delicious grilled fish and have had their meals and drinks. That's the mark of a big hearted man. 


Good to see an up and coming Malaysian business entrepreneur who has all the markings of being a successful corporate business tycoon who has not forgotten his roots or got too big for his breeches. Well done Datuk Jamal! Syabas!!!


He was so damn humble in his speech and kept repeatedly saying that he was just a simple petty trader who didn't know about the laws and was just organizing a counter protest against Ambiga and her cohorts to let her have a taste of her own medicine when her BERSIH protests caused so much disruption and inconvenience not to forget the huge losses to the trade owners operating in KL!


When I interviewed him later, I advised him to please stop putting himself down by saying he doesn't know this or that? Who is he trying to fool? He is definitely a street smart businessman for knowing how and ways to operate so many of his successful grilled fish restaurants all over the Klang Valley and running a surely lucrative imported car dealership!
The man's so rich that he can afford to put up a 1.2 million ringgits worth Lamborghini and a luxurious BMW as lucky draw grand prizes for their BERSIH 4.0 Cintakan Keamanan Facebook members where the first such draw will take place once the FB membership hits their initial target of 150,000 members mark and then when it reaches the 1,000,000 members mark the grand prize which would be the Lamborghini car !!! Fuyoo!!!


Some  'Cap Ayam' petty traders, huh? 


Nothing's petty when it involves such luxurious cars as special prizes for those who go and dine at any of his 22 Sekinchan Ikan Bakar outlets, retain their minimum RM50 spent receipts and take part in the lucky draw run by his BERSIH 4.0 program! Datuk Jamal promises a 30% discount off on every RM50 spent! That's a discount of RM15! Talk about being a cunning businessman! :)
Local Malaysian Actor ~ 'Rock'
In a way, his BERSIH 4.0 is way much more better than Ambiga's BERSIH 1,2 & 3! 


What did she achieve? Nothing! Not even a nostril hair of Najib fell off as a result of her disruptive useless protests! Instead of waiting to vote for whomsoever they please in the next GE, all those who took part in those protests have nothing to be proud of as a result of their participating in such stupid demonstrations!


I learned that the traders were going to hand over a memorandum to Ambiga today in front of her residence at Jalan Setiakasih1, Bukit Damansara!


Some of them plan to inconvenience her by setting up a street market today in the afternoon. Sort of an 'OCCUPY SETIAKASIH1 BUKIT DAMANSARA' huh?


Let's see what else takes place?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PAS - UMNO Muzakarah - Conflicting stands between PAS Leaders!

Today's newspapers highlighted the conflicting stands being taken between PAS President Dato Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang and PAS Spiritual Head Kelantan Menteri Besar Dato Haji Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat!
Hadi Awang says 'No way Jose!' whilst Nik Aziz asks not to doubt his 'sincerity' in wanting to finally 'discuss' with UMNO about several issues he wants to get off his aging chest!
Dato Nik Aziz Nik Mat
Its obvious that PAS as a political party do not have a crystal clear standpoint as far as deciding how they want to deal with this on-off discussion thingy with their main political rivals ~ UMNO here in Malaysia.


Reason being is that they have two decision makers in actuality whilst projecting that everything's cool as far as their party leadership is concerned? Nothing could be further from the truth.



Its like a ship with two disagreeing captains! One says go forward whilst the other cries out go astern! 


In reality, it is Nik Aziz who calls the shots! Hadi Awang despite being the PAS President dares not incur the wrath of Nik Aziz the Kelantan Menteri Besar! He has seen the fate of all those who dared ruffle Nik Aziz's feathers. 


They would immediately be cut off from whatever political position of power that they enjoyed and be marooned in the political wilderness without any chance of return by way of the repercussions that they'd be receiving for daring to go out of line and rebel against the aging political maestro of doublespeak whose wrought iron clamp on the 'Islamic' party is legendary.


Former PAS Vice President Ustaz Nasharuddin Aziz is one of many such examples. He found himself ostracized after party lobbyists made him out to be a sellout! He was even referred to as having a 'trash agenda' by Nik Aziz in just so many words for willing to come up with the idea of PAS sitting down to talk with UMNO bigwigs to clear their differences. 


He accused Nasha of being an UMNO stooge and asked Nasha to quit his post as the Bachok MP , join UMNO and stand for a by-election!


Watch the following video and hear for yourself how Nik Aziz lambasted Nasharudin Aziz, the former Deputy President of PAS!



To reflect on what had transpired before, even PAS President Dato Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had proposed the 'Unity Government' between the BN and Opposition during the 5th PM Tun Abdullah Badawi's administration but which he withdrew after things didn't work out between them to even agree for such talks!

So to those who want to get the clear picture of what this PAS-UMNO talks are all about, all you need to do is just refer to established and archived newspaper reports and carry out a history check?


You'll see who has been flip flopping about these PAS-UMNO muzakarah thingy? As I see it, UMNO bigwigs have always been willing to talk with their PAS political enemies but the latter almost always cooks up a ruse and come up with all kinds of cock and bull stories in the form of conditions.


Conditions which at times border on the absurd and running contrary to all that UMNO stands for or is built upon?
Dato Dr Mashitah Ibrahim Al Islam Hadhari
But let's not ever forget the outrageous blasphemous talk by Dato Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, the Deputy Minister in the PM's Department ( Islamic Affairs) who ridiculed Allah's Hudud Laws during her appointment in the 5th PM Dato Seri (now Tun) Abdullah Badawi's Cabinet:



6th PM  'Mr.Cool' Najib 
Things aren't that rosy now for Islamic Development either with the 'cool' 6th PM Dato Seri Haji Mohd Najib Tun Razak's administration.


Yes, he has allowed and approved of many projects and programs which are purported to advance the cause of Islam here in Bolehland but frankly speaking I see most of such moves falling short of reaching the required standards of qualifying our nation to be that of a model Islamic State!


First and foremost, the question of the Syariah Courts here in Malaysia NOT ruling according to WHAT ALLAH AZZA WA JALLA HAS COMMANDED us through His Commandments revealed in the Al Quran Al Karim and per what His Blessed Final Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam has enjoined?


If the BN Malaysian Government has the moral integrity and commitment to really uphold the TRUE ISLAMIC SYARIAH CODE of ALLAHU TA'ALA, only then will this country be qualified to claim itself as being a true blue Islamic nation?


Failing which, it's just another political drama in season. PAS is caught between the proverbial devil and the deep blue sea too for if it dares to implement the true Syariah Code in it's Sultanates of Kelantan or Kedah's borders, it stands to risk losing control to the Federation of Malaysia's Central Government takeover for going against the Malaysian Federal Constitution which is secular in its basic nature!


Both PAS and UMNO are too stubborn and will never accommodate each other's political bearings or foundations. 


PAS has come to a stage where they have abandoned their party's founding objectives of setting up an Islamic State here in Malaysia for now in order to join ranks with the anti-Islam DAP and liberal PKR Opposition Pact with a common agenda of toppling the BN Federal Government and seize power in the next Malaysian 13th GE!


To them, seizing Putrajaya is now their main objective! Get to be in power over the Federal Government at all costs and it doesn't matter to them that they'd have to sign a pact with the Demons After Power and the LGBT supporting liberal PKR if that's the price and costs that they'd have to pay in order to get their butts onto the cushy administrative seats of power over there in Putrajaya!


As I see it, it would be a farce and fragile situation for PAS and UMNO to pretend wanting to discuss upon any of their various differences as long as they seriously do not have any sincere wishes to even change their spots?


For those who are prone to believe in fairy tales and fiction, they are welcome to daydream of the day when Nik Aziz will really be willing to compromise with those whom he has frequently plastered and labelled as practitioners of 'Islam Plastik'!


To him, all those who are in UMNO aren't worth his time and he has been consistently dismissive when it comes to such 'unity talks' until lately where the old PAS wizard has come up with a new brew of 'bitter tasting acrid conditional soup' which the UMNO stalwarts will have to swallow if they so desire to have an audience with the 'infallible' Kelantan Menteri Besar who runs the show from the back of the stage despite shoving Hadi Awang into the political spotlight!




Its all pure political 'Wayang Kulit' to me. Don't you agree?


For behind all these shadow plays is definitely the screenplay director, the often controversial Adviser to the PKR, the constantly morphing supreme maestro behind all the latest turmoils taking place in our nation, the 'teflon coated' Dato Seri Dr. Anwar Ibrahim. 


Whisper whisper ..what's your caper?
I say 'teflon coated' because the man has time and times again come out spotless despite his detractors several attempts to expose him for his said to be prowess ala MCA President Dato Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek involving both genders?

Malaysian political circus has never been a dull boring arena! We have all been surprised, shocked and bewildered to witness a twist after twist political saga that often borders on the ludicrous and forehead smashing unbelievable plots that would make Hollywood blockbusters if made into a movie?

Today, we have Nik Aziz turning 180 degrees to stating that he IS WILLING to talk with UMNO BUT with certain conditions ! His PAS party President says 'No Way!'

In the meantime, every now and then when Nik Aziz or Hadi Awang of PAS try to broach upon the subject of the Hudud Laws and Islamic Syariah, Karpal Singh of the DAP will immediately extinguish any such hopes by the duo by WARNING both of his Opposition Pact partners to FORGET IT!


Subsequently, as if right on cue, Nik Aziz's and Hadi Awang's excitement will fizzle out and the story about enacting the Hudud goes bust and fizzles out like usual!

So, the story continues...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Shoplifting of Panadol & Illegal Drinking of Juice at GIANT CHERAS!

GIANT CHERAS, Bt 9, Cheras-Kajang Highway, Selangor.
Sunday 20th May 2012.


Yesterday, I took my missus shopping at the newly opened Giant Cheras Hypermart to buy some groceries.


During my shopping, I came across the pharmaceutical area and promptly picked up a box of Panadol Actifast from the shelf. I sensed something was wrong as the box felt a bit too light and upon checking the content found to my shock and surprise that a strip of 8 caplets were missing!


I called out to a Giant store employee nearby and showed him the box with the missing strip of Panadol! I asked him why there was no store guards around to ensure that no such thefts were happening?


He said that he'll inform the management about it and thanked me for pointing out the problem.


I told him that I wished to blog about this and asked for his permission to photograph the evidence! He said go right ahead! So here are the photos.


Stolen strip of Panadol.

What kind of people are these thieves that they are willing to even steal medicine? Cheras Giant is not located near residential areas. One needs to have their own transport in order to reach this hypermarket.

Yet there are those who can afford to use transportation but do not have the moral integrity to pay for their needs! Such people ought to be whipped in public but then again all those screwed up freedom of this and that whackos would come up in arms and defend these petty thieves!

What is this world coming to?

Just when I thought that was bad, I then came across a half emptied bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy Orange Juice bottle lying atop some wallplugs in a goods counter!
Don't these people know that it's haram to eat or drink anything which we haven't bought or purchased with our own money?

It makes no difference whatever ethnic origin or faith that these thief or thieves are from? Theft is forbidden in all faiths and customs!

I wonder how such people live?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Masjid Al Husna, Bandar Sunway - Bila Imam bersuara!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!


Saudara saudari pembaca blog Mahaguru58 yang dihormati sekelian.


Jumaat nan lalu @ 18hb Mei 2012, saya berkesempatan menunaikan Fardhu Jumaat saya buat pertama kalinya di Masjid Jamek Al-Husna, Bandar Sunway, Selangor Darul Ehsan.


Alhamdulillah. Satu pengalaman yang tidak akan saya lupakan berdasarkan beberapa fakta!


Sudah sekian lamanya saya belum lagi berpeluang mengikuti khutbah yang disampaikan oleh para khatib dan imam masjid secara terus dari minda mereka sendiri tanpa merujuk kepada teks khutbah yang disediakan oleh pihak berkuasa agama negeri atau negara!


Nah! Di Masjid Al Husna, Bandar Sunway, saya dapat mengikuti khutbah yang terbit terus dari hati khatib dan imam masjid berkenaan iaitu Yang Berbahagia Ustaz Haji Abdul Hadi bin Bakri.


Beliau menyampaikan isi khutbah yang berkisar tentang keadaan jawatankuasa pengurusan masjid yang melantik orang yang bukan ahli agama untuk menjadi pengerusi dan pentadbir masjid berkenaan.


Ustaz Haji Hadi begitu bersederhana didalam cara berkhutbah nya mengenai satu perkara yang memang mengganggu dan mengusik fikiran dirinya sebagai imam di masjid berkenaan tetapi terkilan sebab ada pihak2 tertentu yang melantik seseorang yang tidak sepatutnya menjadi pengerusi dan pentadbir urusan masjid berkenaan.


Saya melihat para jamaah masjid bersebelahan saya yang pada awalnya sudah bersedia untuk mengeruh berdengkur menyangkakan isi khutbah pada Jumaat itu akan serupa sahaja dengan pengisian khutbah 'run of the mill' yang disediakan oleh JAIS tetapi mula bersengkang mata mengikuti setiap bait perkataan yang terbit dari mulut sang imam!


Memang lain dari yang lain kali ini! 


Terasa sayu dan sedih mendengar khutbah dari imam muda yang bersaiz badan serupa ahli gusti sumo Jepun! Lembut tutur katanya dan amat berhemah sekali ia menyampaikan khutbah yang berkisar tentang sesuatu yang bersifat sebegitu peribadi kerana ianya menyentuh keharmonian masjid itu sendiri.
Bila urusan masjid dipegang oleh mereka yang bukan ahlinya, maka ada kemungkinan kariah tempatan akan menghadapi masaalah diberikan nasihat agama yang tidak berasaskan syarie tetapi lebih kepada pendapat peribadi sipolan yang tidak menjadi ahli didalam urusan agama yang diberikan kepada nya?


Panjang lebar diceritakan Ustaz Haji Abdul Hadi tentang permasaalahan pihak dirinya dan juga ahli ahli jawatankuasa masjid yang lain bila mereka terpaksa menahan sabar diletakkan dibawah arahan seseorang yang tidak pakar didalam bab bab urusan agama Islam dan Syariah.


Saya tidak sempat merakam video khutbah yang disampaikan oleh Ustaz Haji Abdul Hadi Bakri tetapi sebaik selesai saya beribadah dan kemudiannya berbual bicara dengan dua orang pemuda Arab dari Oman tentang mazhab 'Ibadi' yang diamalkan mereka, saya bingkas pergi bersalam dan bertanya khabar dengan Imam Ustaz Haji Abdul Hadi Bakri akan keadaan sebenarnya yang disampaikan beliau didalam khutbah tadi?


Beliau mengaku bahawa pihak dirinya dan beberapa ahli jawatankuasa Masjid Jamek Al Husna Bandar Sunway sememangnya tidak bersetuju dengan cara pihak yang meletakkan seseorang yang tidak begitu ahli didalam urusan syariah dan Agama Islam dilantik dan diberikan kuasa menentukan arah tuju dan cara pengurusan masjid berkenaan!


Beliau meminta saya terbitkan tentang perkara ini didalam blog saya ini dan berharap ianya akan mendapat perhatian pihak yang berwajib terutamanya JAIS!


Saya bersetuju dengan pendapat Ustaz Haji Abdul Hadi Bakri bahawa bab bab pengurusan masjid elok lah dikendalikan dan ditadbir oleh seseorang yang berilmu pengetahuan agama yang layak dan bukannya diserahkan begitu sahaja kepada sembarangan orang apatah lagi kepada orang yang bukan kaki masjid?


Macam kereta kita rosak tetapi kita nak serahkan pada sembarangan orang saja untuk membaikinya? Mahu terbakar dan hancur enjin kereta dibuatnya nanti? Mana mungkin kita pergi menyerahkan sesuatu urusan sepenting pentadbiran masjid kepada mana mana orang sahaja? 


Asalkan kroni pihak yang berkenaan itu sahaja terus dilantik sipolan itu dan ini untuk menjadi penentu hal ehwal masjid? Mana boleh gitu?


Inilah diantara luahan Tok Imam Masjid Jamek Al Husna Bandar Sunway tersebut!


Beliau boleh dihubungi melalui talian 0194449378 untuk mendapatkan maklumat lanjut mengenai kemelut ini. Beliau juga boleh dihubungi melalui emel peribadi beliau iaitu di ustazabdulhadibakri @ yahoo.com


Mudah2an masaalah salah lantik orang jadi pengerusi dan pentadbir masjid berkenaan akan diberikan perhatian oleh pihak JAIS dengan kadar segera. Amin.


Menunaikan amanah Tok Imam Ustaz Abdul Hadi Bakri,



Saturday, May 19, 2012

India's Untouchables! Watch this video! Be Shocked!


This is one video that slaps us awake! Despite the year being 2012 and having the latest advanced modern technology to help us do things that generations before us did not even dream of ever coming to be true, over in tumultuous, ever in turmoil Indian sub-continent, still rages the flames of caste differences and blatant unbelievable discrimination's and injustice scorching the lives of hundreds of millions of suffering souls!


This full length documentary running for 1 hour 50 minutes and 36 seconds will jar you awake to the realities of life oppressing hundreds of millions of all kinds of 'Untouchables' ~ Harijans, Dalits, Parayans, Dom, etc. even as we speak , right up to this second over there in India far away from the shores of our Malaysian peninsular.
I recall the brouhaha that erupted here in our own country when a secondary school Malay literature textbook titled 'Interlok' containing the word 'Pariah' @ a term referring to one such lower caste in the Indian motherland society caused so many of the Malaysian Indians to protest and ask that the entire novel be banned and withdrawn from the Malaysian secondary school curriculum altogether!
National Laureate Datuk Abdullah Hussain was moved to tears trying to explain that he had no ulterior motive in using the word but was just trying to portray reality back then as he knew it.


The Education Ministry eventually withdrew the novel so as to end the controversy but that doesn't erase the fact that the said word is just one out of so many other caste names still existent and practiced in India as we all can see in the documentary above!
MIC President today Datuk G.Palanivel (Muthaliyar)
Former MIC President Datuk Seri S Samy Velu (Devar)
Late IPF President Tan Sri M.G.Pandithan (Lower Caste )
The MIC @ Malaysian Indian Congress might claim that such caste issues are all a thing of the past as far as Malaysian Indian society is concerned but that does not hide the fact that even to this day, the dominant Malaysian Indian political party is still led by those like Datuk G. Palanivel himself is from the Muthaliyar higher caste and the late IPF @ Indian Progressive Front President Tan Sri M.G.Pandithan who was a lower caste Indian died a  heartbroken man after failing to take over from the then longest in term MIC President, Datuk Seri S.Samy Velu who hailed from the Devar clan, another high caste in Indian society.
Former MIC Deputy President Datuk S.Subramaniam (Gounder)
Even the deposed MIC Deputy President Datuk S.Subramaniam belongs to the Gounder caste, another high caste Malaysian Indian politician.


No matter how we look at it, as long as Indians keep harping on their ancestry and keep practicing their inherited customs and differentiate between each other according to their respective castes, this wedge between them will forever be there? Right up to Doomsday!


Read here for more info on this issue.



If only the Indians over there in the Republic of India could slowly but surely change their ways for the better?


The chart below shows us how the caste system in India remains regardless of their ethnic varieties, educational level or economic status?


Personally, I don't see this change within the next 50 or even hundred years!


It was an eye opener to learn that there are also caste differences amongst the Sikhs! Didn't know such a thing existed!


The segment about the caste system also being practiced amongst the Indian Muslims over there in India really shocks me! 


I didn't know that there have been brutal fights between them just because some of those Indian Untouchables who had converted to Islam had prayed at the front saff @ row at the masjids?


Its a pity that they continue to be ostracized by those fellow Muslims who carry the Syed, Syeikh, etc. ancestral names?


There are a whole lot of confused Muslims out there in the world and I am so sad for them and their living in ignorance!


They do not practice true Islam as enjoined by Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, the Blessed Prophet of Allah for all mankind!
We may be praying besides each other in rows but are our hearts similarly aligned towards glorifying Allah?
Read Prophet Muhammad's Final Sermon to all those who were his followers which I am reproducing below :
Valley of Uranah, Arafah, Arabia
*This Sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H in the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat, Arabia.


"O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don't know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully and TAKE THIS WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY.


O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. 


Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury (Interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived...


Beware of Satan, for your safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.


O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. 


Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to commit adultery.


O People, listen to me in earnest, whorship ALLAH, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadhan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to. 


You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. 


YOU ARE ALL EQUAL. NOBODY HAS SUPERIORITY OVER OTHER EXCEPT BY PIETY AND GOOD ACTION.


Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.


O People, NO PROPHET OR APOSTLE WILL COME AFTER ME AND NO NEW FAITH WILL BE BORN. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand my words which I convey to you. 


I leave behind me two things, the QUR'AN and my example, the SUNNAH and if you follow these you will never go astray.


All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me direcly. BE MY WITNESS O ALLAH THAT I HAVE CONVEYED YOUR MESSAGE TO YOUR PEOPLE."


Source.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dataran Merdeka ~ Sepak Raga Bulatan, Anyone?

An idea has popped up in my mind as to how to bring Malaysians together especially here in KL after the mess we all had to go through last month in the city due to the BERSIH 3.0 illegal protest and the way things turned out to be?


Now, how about those of us who really love our country and wish to mend those hearts and minds that might have been bruised and hurt by all the disruptive clashes between the opposition oriented protesters and the law enforcement agencies gather every Saturday at the Dataran Merdeka and play sepak raga bulatan together regardless of our ethnicity, faith or political leanings?
Yes! Just us Malaysians who want to spend some good sporting time together on the grounds of Dataran Merdeka @ the very Independence Square which was the very center of attention of the thousands and thousands of people that day!


Here's a video showing how it's played?



The game can be played by as few as 3 persons to as many as 50 or more but the circle will then be much more larger and the players will have to kick the rattan ball with much more force in order to send it to the others in the larger circle!


Each player should not have the ball to himself more than 3 kicks!


I propose we start playing around 3 pm onwards and for those of us who are Muslims can stop for the Asar prayers and perform our solats there at one corner of the field and rejoin our fellow Non Muslim Malaysians after that for a memorable afternoon.
No politics! No religious or ethnic differences. Just enjoy an afternoon of pure traditional Malaysian sport which can be enjoyed by all, young and old! I have a sepak raga ball which I had bought from the handicraft stall besides the historical Stadhuys Building during a trip to Melaka before.


We can buy many more such rattan balls. Doesn't cost that much. Bring our own drinks. Not much is needed besides the normal sporting attire such as track pants, t-shirt, suitable sport shoes and maybe a towel to be tied around our head. 


We can just play right up to 6pm or before maghrib. We can then bid each other goodbye and return next week for another enjoyable true blue Malaysian sport at not much costs or effort! A good day out for the whole family.


Anyone interested to join me and maybe others who might want to be at Dataran Merdeka for such a damn good reason? We would get to enjoy each other's company and bring alive a traditional sport that might just be the unifying force this nation needs?
Hey! We may even get some of those tourists visiting our famous Dataran Merdeka to join us in our game?


Let's not fall prey to the machinations of those who would love to see us kick each other to death and destruction!


Let's go kick sepak raga instead and forge a better tomorrow for all Malaysians together!
We can! If we really want it?

Jom! Sepak Raga!


You can email me at mahaguru58 @ gmail dotcom or just leave your comments here if you are interested to join?

We can start playing in June. The coming Saturday's are already full up with events in my calendar. :)