Wednesday, May 31, 2006
As it was a Popular Bookstore organised bookfest, naturally the majority of the visitors were the Malaysian Chinese booklovers.
Yours truly just enjoyed myself going through the huge exhibition grounds with my spouse. The stationaries were being sold with huge discounts and we bought whatever we needed.
I met this Shaolin monk who is from Malacca who spoke excellent Malay. This is what I am talking about.
A Malaysia where we can be any race or religion but able to express ourselves in all our main languages, Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil, Punjabi, Hokkien,Cantonese, Teochew,Hakka, Iban, Portuguese, etcetera.
All we need to do is to be who we truly are. Malaysians in the real sense.
Not just throwing gimmicky ads like Malaysia Truly Asia and then discriminating each other with ancient taboos and race based agendas. It will kill our spirit in the long run if we allow such divisive policies to remain.
My plea is to this nation's leaders to see us for who we truly are. The Brotherhood of Mankind.
Am leaving to Kuantan tomorrow. Won't be back till Sunday. Those of you who want to leave comments or anything, please proceed and speak your mind.
Will get back to you once I am back home. Have a great weekend folks! Malaysia Boleh! :D
Just asked you 'How are you?' in Mandarin.
Doesn't prove to be a problem for me to address you in Mandarin because I have the interest to improve myself and add Mandarin to my skills by the end of this year, InsyaAllah.
Why complain about Chinese owned companies putting up their Mandarin requirements for job applicants?
The job seeker should equip him or herself with what the Employer seeks for instead of the other way around! ~~~End of my dialogue to DPM.
The DPM says this is one of the main reasons why the number of Malay graduates being unemployed are rising. I totally agree.
So, will asking that these Employers stop demanding that their job applicants have Mandarin proficiency going to improve the quality of Malay graduates in the long run?
Far from it! Instead of griping about the rising number of unemployed Malay grads, the best way to solve this problem is to add value to them.
Learn Mandarin. It doesn’t hurt to know another language. In fact, the more languages one has in one’s list of languages proficiency improves the chances of being employed or be able to do better business dealings.
The Chinese are the backbone of this nation’s economy. You can’t deny it.
Instead of seeking to let this lack of Mandarin proficiency continue to divide this nation, the powers that be can forge a closer relationship between the various ethnicities by working towards the enriching of ourselves with better grasp of Malay,English,Mandarin and Tamil.
Bahasa Malaysia will always be the official and national language. English is important for international communication.Mandarin serves to bridge relations between Malays,Chinese, Indians and other ethnicities. Tamil also needs to be taught to all Malaysians so that we can understand each other better.
Our nation is a multi-ethnic melting pot of so many races and faiths. Better communication skills will improve the unemployed graduates to secure jobs.
Look for ways to foster better relations between us Malaysians instead of continuing to keep us divided.
On one hand, the authorities ask us to keep strong the spirit of ‘Muhibbah’ yet on the other hand, demand this Mandarin requirement to be stopped. Contradictory, isn’t it?
Religious matters are totally different. Each should respect and stick to each’s affairs. The study of other’s Cultures and Languages however must be encouraged. The end result will be better for all of us.
I myself am learning Hanyu. It will help me tremendously in my business and Islamic Dakwah to the Chinese speaking world.
As a Business Consultant, I seriously need to be fluent in Mandarin apart from the Malay, English, Tamil, Hokkien dialect, smattering of Japanese, Hindi and Arabic that I can speak.
Learning Mandarin will help me tap into a Civilisation that is more than 6000 years old.
As it is, China’s Muslim populations embraced Islam a thousand years before the Malays here.
There are more Chinese Muslims in China than the entire population of Malaysia today.
Sa’ad ibni Abi Waqqas (the Prophet Muhammad's maternal uncle) was sent to invite the Chinese Emperor to embrace Islam during the Caliphate of Saiyidina Osman ibni Affan, the 3rd Caliph of Islam. As a result, The Emperor of China gave his consent to the Sahabah to preach to the Chinese people and since then , Islam has been a major faith in the Chinese motherland.
He is entombed there in China. Masjids there are a thousand years old and still being used and kept in good condition.
The Malays stand to gain so much by learning Mandarin and acquire knowledge that is thousands of years old and proven to be among the best of the civilised world.
In my blog,I posted about seeking Knowledge even if it takes one to China.
There’s so much to be gained by learning Mandarin apart from any other languages out there.
The DPM wants the Malays to be ‘Melayu Glokal’.
How can they be so when he is asking for them to be just able to communicate in Bahasa Malaysia and English?
Dato Seri Najib can help us all if he looks at this matter from a positive angle.
Since he is inline to head Malaysia after the current PM, maybe he needs to reconsider his call and instead see to it that the Malays acquire Mandarin as another valuable communication skill.
It will help the unemployed graduates and all other future Malay grads to be excellent candidates for the job market of Malaysia if not the world!
I for one sincerely hope so. Insyaallah. Boleh lah Dato Seri!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
"Qiyamah @ Doomsday will come...
- When it will be regarded as a shame to act on Quranic injunctions. This is apparent today when most Muslim nations are not governing the country based on God's Laws and instead come up with their own laws and rulings. The result is increasing crime and social breakdown. Even the socalled Developed countries are facing social ruin and morals.
- When untrustworthy people will be regarded as trustworthy and the trustworthy will be regarded as untrustworthy. Every country in the world today faces corruption and abuse of the powers that be and in our own nation, the reality glares at us in our face!
- When it will be hot in winter (and vice versa). Global warming and weather gone crazy!
- When the length of days is stretched, i.e. a journey of a few days is covered in a matter of hours. Travel by aeroplane and jets make this hadith a reality.
- When orators and lecturers lie openly. Many a times , it has been proven that those whom society held in esteem , pull a fast one on us. There are too many cases for me to focus upon. Just do your own studies on this.
- When people dispute over petty issues. A glaring example is Datuk Seri Rais Yatim's new 'look' when attending Parliament recently. Datuk Shahrir Samad gave him flak and all of the BN Backbenchers made a mountain out of that 'petty' molehill. Again, that is just one small example out of millions of similar brouhaha's.
- When women with children come displeased on account of them bearing offspring, and barren women remain happy on account of having no responsibility of offspring. Signs of the times. It is the same all over the world.
- When oppression, jealousy, and greed become the order of the day. Read any newspaper , you won't miss such news.
- When people blatantly follow their passions and whims. Ever been in town lately? I am sure you would have come across such situations. People dress like crazy and weird is just an understatement.
- When lies prevail over the truth. Remember George Bush's BS about Iraq having Weapons of Mass Destruction and his excuse for invading the country? He just apologised for his lies recently but does that change anything?
- When violence, bloodshed and anarchy become common. You know it, I don't have to explain.Every news report all over the world has such matters daily.
- When immorality overtakes shamelessness and is perpetrated publicly. Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie are a prime example of this. Brandishing their illegitimate offspring to the world and being proud of it.
- Society has gone numb and practically every woman who has borne illegitimate offsprings shamelessly declares herself as a 'single parent'.
- All those rascals who were her partner in crime abscond and hide in cowardice and leave her to bear the stigma of shame all alone! What bloody cowards! And they think they are 'studs'? Poppycock!
- The current laws in this country doesn't do nothing to prosecute those criminals and society has to bear with these illegitimate children.
- Last year 68000 bastards were borne by Malays as a result of such immorality running wild in 'Islam Hadhari's Bolehland.
- When legislation matters pertaining to Deen is handed over to the worst elements of the Ummat, and if people accept them and are satisfied with their findings, then such persons will not smell the fragrance of Jannat. Does Datuk Nazri of the PM's Department qualify?
- When the offspring become a cause of grief and anger (for their parents). We can all relate this to someone we know.Many parents are dying inside due to what their children are doing.
The following is part of a lengthy Hadith narrated by Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas'ood (R.A.) when he inquired from Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) about the Signs of Qiyamah.
- Music and musical instruments will be found in every home. Even a squatter's hut has Astro's dish sticking out on the roof here in Malaysia. Not a home is without a radio or tv.
- People will indulge in homosexuality. Malaysia itself is seeing this reality in every part of this land. All the faggots are getting media exposure and proud of it. Looks like the butt end of their family's lineage ! Pun intended. :P
- There will be an abundance of illegitimate children. Read my post about it. That's only one out of a zillion reports. Next thing you know, if you throw something at a crowd, you are bound to hit a bastard! Sheeeesh!!!..tch tch tch...what a shame! :(
- There will be an abundance of critics, tale-carriers, back- biters and taunters in society. Hahahahahaha...looks like this can mean us bloggers too...
- People will establish ties with strangers and sever relations with their near and dear ones. This is evident in online relationships and cases where teens and young adults run away from their homes as a result of such relationships and they get victimised as a result.
- Hypocrites will be in control of the affairs of the community and evil, immoral people will be at the helm of business establishments. Too many examples around. Pick one.
- The Masjid will be decorated, but the hearts of the people will be devoid of guidance. Our land is full of such examples. Daily prayers at most masjids are seeing only a few rows at most. Only on Fridays, do we see the masjids full. Cases in example are mosques in major cities here.
- The courtyards of Masjids will be built beautifully and high mimbars (pulpits) will be erected. Same case as above.
- Gangsters and evil people will prevail. Also proven in today's world.
- Various wines will be consumed excessively. Those of you who drink know this is true.
Auf bin Malik (R.A.) says: I came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) while he was in his skin tent during the Tabuk expedition.
He said to me, "Count six things before the advent of Qiyamah:
- My death. The Prophet has passed away. This is one out of the six prophecies.
- The conquest of Jerusalem. The fall of the Ottoman Caliphate saw this to come true.
- Mass deaths amongst you people, just as when sheep die in large numbers during an epidemic. The many plagues and outbreaks of diseases previously unknown to mankind as the Ebola epidemic, Bird Flu Epidemic, etc.
- Abundance of wealth to such an extent that if a person were to be given a hundred Dinars he will still not be satisfied. This is very true, we all know it.
- General anarchy and bloodshed, that no Arab household will be spared from it. The Middle East bears testimony to this happening. Iraq, Palestine,Lebanon are just a few examples of this reality.
- Then a life of peace as a result of a peace agreement between you and the Banil Asfaar (Romans) which they will break and attack you with a force consisting of eighty flags and under each flag will be an army of twelve thousand men." (Hadith: Sahih Bukhari). Remember the Desert Storm and Gulf War? The nation of Iraq was bombarded by the US and it's rogue compatriots in massacring the Iraqis into oblivion. It continues to this day.
IRAQ and SYRIA
Abu Nadhrah says: "We were sitting in the company of Jabir bin Abdullah (R.A.) when he said: 'Soon the people of IRAQ will neither receive any food (grain) nor any money.'" We asked, "Why would such a thing happen?" He replied, "Because of the non-Arabs." (i.e they will prevent food from going into Iraq, in the form of "sanctions" to this day.) He then said: "Soon the people of Shaam (SYRIA) will neither receive any money nor grain." We asked as to why this would happen. He replied: "Because of the Romans (christians)."
Hadhrat Abbas (R.A) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) has said, "Islam will spread far and wide, across the seas. Horses will cross the land and seas in the cause of Jihaad.
Then a time will come wherein a group of people will emerge which recites the Quraan. They will claim,
'We have recited the Quraan and is there anyone who understands the Quraan better than us? There is NO ONE more proficient than us in the study of the Quraan.'
Then Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) asked the Sahaba, "Do you see any good in their claims?" The Sahaba replied, "No". Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) said, "But these conceited claimants will be from my Ummah and will be the fuel of the Fire."
from "Signs of Qiyamah" (excerpts) by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali
Now before anyone jumps to conclusions and thinks that the above are my own ideas, please understand that they are the translations of actual hadiths @ Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam-May Peace be upon him).
You can do your own studies and research about the hadiths at places like these :
and many other sources both online and offline.
You can check up each and every hadith posted above and realise that it has come to pass. I have followed up on each of the hadith and shared with you what I understand about it.
You can do your own conclusions and Insya Allah prepare to face the inevitable reality of what has happened , is happening and will take place in the days to come.
Never say that you didn't know ..for now you do.
Think and ponder on all the above Lesser Signs of Yaum al Qiyamah...the Final Day.
May we be prepared for it. Ameen.
I have nothing but the greatest admiration for Adnan Oktar a.k.a. Harun Yahya, a wonderful man carrying on the noble tradition of a Da'ee.
His website is a treasure trove of brilliantly authored and prepared works that comprise of multimedia and articles, videos and presentations that explain the faith of Islam so clearly that only those who have veils over their hearts can miss learning the truth.
His website is a wonderful place for those who want to learn about Islam and all that it encompasses. I myself visit his site often and enjoy watching the many videoclips and documentaries that expound on the oceans of knowledge from the Qur'an.
The very first verse of the Qur'an that was revealed to the Final Prophet of Allah Almighty,
Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam by the Archangel Jibrael was 'Iq'ra' which means 'Read'.
This is what we must do in order to learn about the truth in Islam.
Read as much as we can from all good sources like this: http://www.harunyahya.com/index.php
Insya'allah . May Allah SWT bless us all with the best of knowledge and wisdom to live our lifes as best as we possibly can. Ameen.
Monday, May 29, 2006
I can understand the outrage he feels ! No matter that I am no fan of the PM, to see him being insulted like this makes me just shake my head at the insensitivity of the NST!
They got off scot free after republishing those insulting cartoons of the Prophet SAW! Now they are rubbing it in the PM's nose! (Pun intended)!
Is the NST so bloody high and mighty that they can screw the PM's image with a fullpage Beer Ad when he represents the OIC as it's current Chairman?
Are we gonna see UMNO do anything to protest this 'kurang ajar' insensitivity being perpetrated by the NST or are the NST Editors 'the Untouchables'?
Agenda Daily is fuming mad at the NST and seems like Datuk Syed Ali Alhabshee is baying for blood!
I support him in seeking an explanation from the Editors of the New Straits Times for being so bloody stupid in running a beer ad next to the page featuring the Prime Minister!
Has the NST come to such a desperate situation where they need to have beer ads to supplement their income?
Isn't it gross enough that cinemagoers have to suffer watching the beer ads in this 'Islamic Nation' of Malaysia which are blasted on to the screen before we get to see any movies?
Go kick ass Datuk ! Time to teach those idiots a lesson!
I remember the day very well. I was in Form 3 Pure Science , studying at Sekolah Menengah Abdullah Munshi, Jalan Caunter Hall (now renamed to Jalan P.Ramlee) when I heard the news.
I felt very sad as I was and still am a very big fan of P.Ramlee. I grew up during the height of P.Ramlee's glory and fame with his fellow actors Aziz Sattar and S.Shamsuddin. They formed the trio known as 'Bujang Lapok'.
Teuku Nyak Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh is his real name and he was born on 22nd March 1929.
He was born in a kampong house in Caunter Hall Road where his house still stands. The road was renamed by the City Council of Penang in his honor.
His father was a sailor from Lho'seumawi, Acheh and his mother Che'Mah binti Hussain, a local from Kubang Buaya, Butterworth, Penang.
P.Ramlee is his theatrical name and is famous throughout South East Asia especially in the Malay speaking world.
He was an actor,comedian, song writer, musician, script writer, director and extraordinaire artiste beyond compare in the Malay world.
He is a legend and no one comes close to matching P.Ramlee's legacy. Click here to learn more about his life.
His films are all classics and to this date, Malaysian Radio and Television continue to screen his films on national tv. The ones which I love are 'Pendekar Bujang Lapok, Bujang Lapok, Hang Tuah, Madu Tiga, Ali Baba Bujang Lapok, Semerah Padi, Ibu Mertuaku', etc.
Astro Ria , the nation's privately owned Satellite TV Station has bought up the copyrights to his films and they screen his films regularly.
May Allah SWT bless his soul! Ameen. AlFatihah!
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Source : http://tinyurl.com/o3k7x
Australian soldiers confiscating sharp weapons from the mobs rampaging through Dili, East Timor.
I read with dismay about the violence erupting in Dili, the capital of East Timor yesterday!
I just don't understand why the bleeding idiots who are already suffering from poverty lose all commonsense and descend once again into anarchy and sectarian violence, burning homes, creating terror , looting, rampaging and massacring civilians !
I read that the problem arose from 'militiamen' if you can call the murdering bastards that , who joined forces with 600 over soldiers who were sacked from their posts by an already cash strapped 'government'!
What a stupid, self destructive thing to do! This newly independent republic is already in deep shit with not much resources to build their country and now we have these murdering mobs rampaging and killing innocent people and creating a state of unrest all over the republic!
These people do not deserve to be given any mercy. Stupid numbskulls who wouldn't think twice about chopping off the heads of their neighbours for no rhyme or reason.
Australian,Indonesian and Malaysian armed forces have been asked to keep peace there but as I see it, there's only so much that 'peacekeeping' forces can do when idiocy runs in the blood of useless beings who do not value and appreciate the 'freedom' they got in getting independent from Indonesian rule!
I just pray that Malaysians will never ever succumb to such lawlessness and that each and every Malaysian reflects on this situation and sees to it that no one ever calls for unnecessary protests, demonstrations and this or that without considering the tragic consequences that it could bring or spark off!
We are a multi ethnic, multi religious nation. Muslims,Christians,Buddhists,Hindus,Sikhs, etcetera all need to forge deeper understanding and common goodwill in order to preserve and protect ourselves and our families from such danger and catastrophe!
May Allah protect us all from situtions like these disasters taking place in East Timor! Ameen.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Prices range from RM500 above and some of his collections are authentic antiques worth thousands of ringgits. I saw some 'parang kelewangs' in his collection. He can be found in the Bazaar Masjid India.
You can find a good bargain at his stall and have one made to order for your collection.
This man sells semi precious gemstones and medicinal oils in front of the Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur.
Such street traders usually ply their wares along the sidewalks and open spaces in front of the masjid.
Best day to see them in action will be on Fridays.
Due to the mass congregation of Muslims gathering at the masjid, they stand to make good money selling their wares to the crowd.
This is Ahmad, a watch trader who is mobile. Very easy to spot individual with his green 'jubah' and turban.
He hails from Indonesia and seeks a living selling generic watches costing from RM15 and above.
Usually found plying his trade in front of the Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur and along Jalan Masjid India.
Street traders used to be found in large numbers peddling all kinds of stuff from medicinal herbs, aphrodisiacs and performing tricks and magic there before the Bazaar was built.
They are quickly vanishing from the scene as traders get stalls and stop wandering from state to state as in the past.
What a shame. Used to enjoy watching all that.
Back in Penang, I used to enjoy going to see snakecharmers and street performers do their stuff back in the 60s and 70s.
All those 'free' entertainment are a thing of the past. Now most people are stuck before the telly or pc at home. Kids nowadays miss out on the variety of public performers as we enjoyed before.
Now you see kids on skateboards vying with one another on moves that are sure to crack or break a few bones or the occasional skulls. Tch tch tch tch...hemmm..
The African Sea Coconut Water Sellers. It is reputed to be good to cool us down and relieve many health complications.
Back in my kampong, the African Sea Coconuts palms grew tall and when the fruits were ripe, they fell down to the ground and emanated a very fragrant smell.
The young nuts are harvested and sold by the drink traders. The taste of the fruit's seeds are close to the attap seeds @ buah enau that we find in the ABC's @ Air Batu Campor.
I received this in my email. I don't know whether this is the real McCoy or a Photoshop thingy.
It shows the Pope wearing a scarf which has 'Kamasutra' positions embroidered on it.
Is this for real? Can enlightened Christian brethren help me out with this ?
I understand that the Christian Roman Catholic Church advocates celibacy.
What is the Pope doing wearing something as offensive as this scarf?
I mean no insult to the Pope but am really curious.
Is this a sick joke or is this really part of the Pope's regalia?
If it is , I am really surprised to see the Head of the Catholic Church wearing such vulgar imagery in a religious setting.
What is the message behind such provocative insignia? Please share your take on this. Thanks.
Friday, May 26, 2006
The female is Eleana Benador. She is a Peruvian born linguist who acts as a "sort of theatrical agent for socalled experts on the Middle East and 'terrorism', organizing their TV appearances and arranging their speaking engagements."
Her clients have included Richard N. Perle, Michael Rubin, David Wurmser, and Laurie Mylroie (author of Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War Against America) and Judith Miller (Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf, co-authored with Mylroie), a New York Times journalist.
It is alleged that, of the twenty-eight clients in Benador's "books," at least nine are connected with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Washington Institute, and the Middle East Forum.
Above paragraphs based on article from The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,777100,00.html)
"Now Benador's clients are working just as hard to get the U.S. to invade Iran.
One of her clients is Amir Taheri, who is a "commentator for CNN." He is the grinning idiot besides her in the photo above , who has sold his former nation and his religion for bagfuls of money.
Taheri became infamous this week for writing a bogus story claiming Iran just passed a law requiring Jews to wear yellow stripes."
Read his handiwork here http://tinyurl.com/p6ql8 and see for yourself what a fake news such as the BS he wrote evoked so many responses from people who swallowed it all, hook, line and sinker and the stupid newspaper which published such trashnews.
This is what I would like to advice you my fellow bloggers about not believing everything you read about especially news from sources like the media networks.
Remember Hitler's propaganda chief Goebbel's rhetoric 'Repeat a lie a thousand times and the people will believe it's the gospel truth'.
Eleana Benador and Amir Taheri are devils incarnate. They pass themselves off as 'thinktanks'.
What these socalled 'thinktanks' do is really influence the fellas at Capitol Hill, Washington, USA that the situation in Iraq needed American intervention.
They drummed up false news and reports through the media by using fabricated Video News Releases and repeatedly kept those lies in circulation resulting in a situation where the American President who is already wellknown for his utter foolhardiness in making a mountain out of a molehill regarding Iraq's arsenal of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' and the 'need' for America to 'liberate' the people of Iraq from Saddam Hussein.
We all know that Saddam was a ruthless and cruel dictator and the Muslim world do not really give a hoot about his fate after being deposed and now being tried in court for his crimes against the citizens of Iraq!
The irony is that after supposedly being freed from the dictatorship of Saddam, the Iraqis are in a worse situation where their American liberators continue bombarding them to pieces and the people are being machinegunned and napalmed to oblivion.
Cities are reduced to rubble and those Iraqis who want the American invaders out of their country are labelled as 'insurgents' and branded as terrorists!
All these tragedies are the result of people like Eleana Benador and Amir Taheri who fabricate and conjure up fake news to influence the politicians to wage war upon nations like Iraq and now Iran , whose lands are rich with black gold...precious oil.
War is big business and these 'lobbyists' make tons of money from kickbacks arising from weapons sales and supplies to the enormous armed forces of the US Military, Navy and Airforce.
Weapons and War Machinery manufacturers stand to make billions of dollars in profits from such sales and they lubricate these lobbyists well.
These culprits are the ones behind these unnecessary wars being waged by George W.Bush and his sidekick Tony Blair, who having so many ulterior motives and imperialist ideals choose the destruction of others to further their causes.
Anti Muslim hatemongers like Daniel Pipes add fuel to the fire of Islamophobia by fanning the sentiments of Congressmen and Senators into supporting the warmongers to spark off another fresh new war in the Middle East. This time it's Iran which is in the crosshairs of the US and its partners in crime.
People in the Middle East are already suffering from the political quagmire arising from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which is a handiwork from the British treachery way back in 1948, supplanting the Zionist entity from their nation onto the Arab lands.
Now we have criminals in the form of these political powermongers wreaking havoc through their manipulations in the seats of government of the world's supercriminals.
The world needs to know about these treacherous lobbyists and what they have done to Iraq!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
For an old bloke like me, this memes thingy is something I need getting used to.
MENJ explained to me what it is all about and I think there's no harm in playing along to the crowd. :D
In my days, we used to stand up at a campfire and introduce ourselves to the group and I feel this is something similar , so here goes:
I am mahaguru58, a Malaysian Muslim.
I just love good natured people, think about my faith, read all that I can and write in my blogs.
I said ' Thank God for gracing me with this life, this opportunity to reach out to others'
I want a good future for myself, my loved ones and my nation plus Peace on Earth
I wish that mankind stop building walls between each other and strive for peace and not war.
I hate being unable to stop warmongering, environmental destruction, apathy and crimes
I miss the good old days back in my childhood when life was simple and easy
I fear dying without fulfilling my obligations as a Muslim, a father, a husband and a humanbeing
I hear my conscience asking me to work towards common good and to obey Allah the Almighty
I wonder how it must feel to stand before the Ka'abah and in front of the Maqam of Nabi SAW?
I regret all the sins and mistakes I have done in my past!
I am a husband to my excellent wife and a father to my two lovely kids.
I sing karaoke with my darling wife and am not that bad! :D 2nd prize always..hehehe
I cry with fear at times when standing before Allah in prayer when I get into 'kusyuk'
I am a simple man who is from the kampong in East Jelutong, Penang Island.
I made good friends in school, and treasure the memories of the good times back then
I write about Islam,my nation and my observations about all that takes place in my lifetime
I confused myself with trusting people without getting to know them proper.
I need to close some deals I am working on right now for the sake of my financial future
I should be able to master Hanyu before the end of this year
I start learning about Confucious philosophy and Chinese culture
I finish with this reminder to keep learning about all these new things.
Well, that takes care of MENJ's request for me to play along.
I like learning new things and exploring new grounds and am a gadget freak myself.
It's amazing what science and technology has given us Mankind through the 'Ilm and Good Knowledge that Allah the All Knowing has inspired in us.
By getting to know each other better, I am sure that the blogging fraternity here in Malaysia can work towards forging together a better society and live in peace and succeed together as a nation.
Win Win Malaysia! Don't waste money on sending Bolehnauts to space!
We need to take care of the needy here on the Malaysian part of Earth.
As it is , there's just too much wastage and squandering of funds and resources taking place here already.
Bah...that's another subject to blog upon.
Have a nice day folks. We all truly need it. Selamat bertugas.
I read about this form of Nikah Misyar @ Travellers Marriage being proposed by a Lecturer in the Academy of Islamic Studies in Universiti Malaya, Prof.Datuk Dr.Mahmud Zuhdi Abdul Majid to 'solve' the problem of so many unmarried Muslimahs prevalent today in our nation.
The report here http://tinyurl.com/pulnj in the Utusan Malaysia shows the Professor advocating this type of marriage arrangement to reduce the high number of professional and financially stable Muslim women who do not need the financial support from a husband but just his companionship as a lawfully wedded husband to them and only provide sexual needs.
Now, I am sure that the Professor means well and his notion is going to get tremendous support from all the randy andy's out there who are gonna be rubbing their hands in anticipation and smacking their lips at this initiative by the 'learned' Professor.
Nikah Misyar has many negative consequences where in the Middle East, many women have been used and abused by men who took them as wives and after satisfying themselves 'legally' as husbands and wives, chose to conveniently dump the women off as 'used tissue papers'.
Many a report exists out there where young women, were married in this manner and later divorced after the 'husbands' got tired of them.
Check these links to read in detail about these sad cases:
I personally do not see this proposal as a good way to solve the Unmarried Muslimahs situation in this country.
Marriage is not all about sex . It is a union of two hearts and souls from which if God permits, the couple will be blessed with children and those children will grow up and be adults themselves and thereforth , they too will find spouses and marry, continuing the cycle of human reproduction and continue mankind's survival and the family's lineage to continue.
This Nikah Misyar might be suitable for some but overall there are many complications that will arise when such an arrangement turns sour after the husband has sucked the juice out of the young wife's self and spits her out after he's done and then goes on to look for other fresh victims!
The authorities must not allow this arrangement to set its roots in our nation.
We are already up to our noses with single mothers, illegitimate children, extraordinarily high incest cases among the Malays, and now we have this proposal to 'legalise' short time arrangements where the men get to enjoy their 'wives' for a certain period and then unceremoniously dump them for fresh meat!
Think of all the consequences before allowing this 'headache' to set in.
No amount of painkillers is gonna solve the 'quickie divorce syndrome' once this proposed migraine takes place.
I want to hear from the single Muslimahs out there. Will you want to be married in this manner?
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Praise be to Almighty Allah for 'inspiring' the little bird called Mohd Elfie Nieshem Juferi for finally having the strength of character to apologise to our fellow Malaysians from the Christian way of life!
Young birds such as MENJ are prone to twitting away without thinking that the other birds nesting nearby are not used to his type of chirping. Maybe MENJ needs to get down from his 'mighty perch' and check out what his fellow 'birdies' are able to withstand.
Some 'crows' do tend to squawk their ways about the nesting grounds but for the sake of peace and tranquility , sometimes young cockatoos need to reconsider before chirping out loud.
Anyway, I am glad that this 'saga' is finally over and the nesting grounds can be places of rest and calm once again.
Birds of a feather do flock together and for all the Malaysian blogosphere birdies out there, let's think about the consequences before we squawk and crow about concerning nesting rules and regulations that might be music to one's ears but 'noise' to another.
Let nature return back to normal and twitty birds be at ease! Ameen.
Little did Mohd Elfie Nieshem Juferi @ MENJ realise that he would be on almost all of Malaysia's blogosphere's firing range when he posted his satire on Christianity being wiped out from the face of the planet!
MENJ has always been a royal pain in the ass for christian fundamentalists and diehard bloggers.
His Bismika Allahumma website has since 2002 been waging an online war against the Christian missionaries and he at times pokes his thorny words too deep into their Christian hearts that they bleed profusely and seethe with immense anger at his proddings into the very basics of Christian beliefs.
I am sure that if they got a chance to rip him to shreds, they would have done it with a gusto that would make even Slobodan Milosevic proud!
The thing is MENJ didn't anticipate that the newsclipping similar to this that he posted on his blog http://www.menj.org/ would spark an outrage in another blogger who took offense at his satire in destroying her Christian faith!
minishorts is her name and MENJ's satire to her was not a game! Spontaneous combustion of her inner anger brought about a raging flame and she immediately launched an all out attack against MENJ to give him the same!
To her rallying call, her fellow Christian bloggers sprang to put MENJ to shame! Put him behind bars ; throw away the key was their aim!
So for a few days now, MENJ has not been the same. Malaysian IP's were blocked from accessing his blog ; tch tch tch ...what a shame.
Apologise he will not for to him it was all a game. If Malaysian blogging community weren't up to his standards, well they are just too lame.
So MENJ has decided ; 'Enough of this BS! I won't succumb to such pain. Apologising for nothing is just in vain.
To the international arena, MENJ wants to explore.
Where Americans, Englanders and Europeans play, MENJ wants to go for more blood,sweat and tears ...oh my ..it will be horrendous...full of curse words..it will be a massacre..'twill be murder...extreme carnage...it will be gore.
so, Malaysian bloggers..be informed that MENJ is adamant in not saying sorry, apologise or 'kowtow' to anyone here. Tis his blog, his way of thinking, his own wishes to be left to go explore. This stand of his is as it is for now. Can't predict the future.
I did the interview with him personally last night and this clipping is just to let you know what is in his mind for now.
Reporting live from Muddy Bay, May 24th, 2006 CE.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
It's not in me to post fictitious news articles especially where it concerns the state of war or in reality 'Occupation by the United States of America' of Iraq.
Anyway, the reality of American terrorism is clearly shown by their crimes in Iraq!
The picture here shows America's pride in desecrating a holy place of prayer. It is this kind of outrageous behaviour and atrocity of the occupying terrorists in the form of the US Army that is the trigger that unleashes the hatred of the victimised people of Iraq and Muslims worldwide.
Whether this Jesse Macbeth is a bloody fraud or not , it doesn't whitewash the reality that people in Iraq have been bombed to bits and being massacred under the guise of 'Operation Iraqi Liberation' which in it's acronym states clearly the word 'OIL'!
If Iraq had been a nation without natural resources, I doubt that the USA would want to spend billions of dollars in sending over their army to kick off a dictator in the person of Saddam Hussein.
A covert operation without fuss by the CIA could easily have infiltrated and assassinated the fellow and his sons plus any other Ba'ath party officials.
Hell.. they could have easily disposed off the goon squad of the Ba'athists as easily as the Israelis did with Syaikh Yassin of the PLO. The idea of spending so much under guise of 'liberating' the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein is pure BS!
Iraqi Oil has always been the target of George Wacko Bush and his Halliburton fiendish VP Dick Cheney!
After several years of occupation, who is suffering from all these war gone crazy? None other than the poor Iraqis themselves.
Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost and massacred by the American rampaging forces. Mosques have been desecrated, women population raped and humiliated, children blown to bits, menfolk shattered to smithereens, etcetera.
Iraq has truly been liberated from all sense of being. George Weirdo Bush must truly be proud of his handiwork.
This Jesse Macbeth might be a phony but the reality of what he speaks about can't be denied.
His 15 minutes of 'fame' might be his undoing but America needs to wake up to realising that is has a 'hole in it's soul' !
No one can deny that.
These members of the Neturei Karta risk danger to their lifes and limbs by facing up to the mighty Zionists in major cities of the USA, UK and Europe not forgetting putting their lifes in danger protesting bravely before the rogue forces of the Zionists in 'Israel'.
Read what the banners and posters say.
Muslims must know about these brave, courageous souls.
Write to them and express your feelings.
Tell them that you appreciate what they are doing and that your prayers are with them.
I don't think many Muslims of the world realise that there exists a group of Orthodox Jews in the rogue State of Israel and Occupied Palestine who put their lifes in mortal danger, protesting against the Zionist regime on almost a daily basis!
The Neturei Karta is an organisation that seeks to return Palestine to it's true heirs, the Palestinian people and for Jews to live in peace amongst them.
This is the story of how good hearted souls , are really putting up their cause to seek justice for Palestinians.
The tremendous sufferings, beatings, torture and even deaths that members of the Neturei Karta have experienced and gone through.
I am sure that mainstream Muslim media and news organisations know about the Neturei Karta but have not been highlighting the existence of these brave souls.
How come such an important Anti Zionism organisation is being ignored by Al-Jazeera?
How come PAS and it's newspaper HARAKAH have failed to highlight this brave Jewish people who are actually facing up to the Israeli army and military in demanding justice for the Palestinians?
Everytime we take a look at Harakah, seldom do we see good news gracing it's headlines. Is Harakah just fit to print 'bad news' all the time?
How the hell does PAS expect the Malaysians to support it's cause if it comes across as nothing but the Bad News Party of Malaysia?
Representing Islam as a viable way of life and governance means that PAS needs to come across as a fair and just Islamic political party capable of giving the BN a run for it's money.
Unfortunately, all these years of existence has yet to see a change in PAS's radical ' hellfire and brimstones' theocratic hogwash spewed forth by venomous tongues!
Islam is not like that! Islam is a way of life that promises PEACE to it's adherents but unfortunately the image of Islam today is being hijacked by parties and individuals who think that they are so 'holy moly' devoid of sin and mistakes!
No one's perfect or free of sin and mistakes. Doesn't mean we have to be a royal pain in the ass all the time when dealing with the Non Muslims.
In the Qur'an Surah An Nahl verse 125, Allah SWT commands us to ' Invite all (mankind) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and to reason with them ( the non muslims) in ways that are best and most gracious'
Refer to : http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/016.qmt.html
How come after all these years of dakwah and reaching out, people still get the shivers when it comes to the question of PAS getting it's act right?
The ruling authorities are also to be blamed for failing to really show the Malaysian public the truth about Islam.
They come up with Islam 'Hadhari' as if to say that the faith of Islam as brought forth to the world by the Greatest Messenger of God, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam is not up to standard and needs rebranding!
Speak about upstarts! I know that Allah SWT doesn't allow innovators to get off scot free as these 'smart alecs' try to be by the fruits of their labor.
All the 'Forum Perdana's ' seem to be nothing but a show of 'extravaganza' to highlight or capitalise on the 'appeal' of a few religious personalities or 'celebrities' with their brand of 'show stoppers' like coming up with sensuous terms ; 'Cakar Harimau' ; 'dove voiced fluttering eyelashes' 'ustazah's, etc!
Has any of these 'drama swasta's changed the people's mindset? Nothing! Zilch!!! Nada!..
That's what the nation is experiencing. Distraction of the true worthy causes that need awareness of the Ummah and not useless shows intended to confuse the masses.
The nation needs to acknowledge the heroic efforts of the Neturei Karta in defending and working towards freeing Palestine of it's occupiers.
How come Malaysian TV and Radio stations have yet to showcase the good work of the Neturei Karta?
Personally, I have always felt in my heart that surely there exists good ,decent Jewish people , descendants of the various Muslim prophets starting from the Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Ishak, and so on till Prophet Musa and Isa alaihissalam!
All the Jews surely can't be bad? The Neturei Karta deserve recognition from the Muslim Ummah!
Their blood have been spilled and lifes lost in their cause of seeking justice for Palestine!
I call upon my fellow Muslims to pray for these brave people who are doing so many great things for the sake of living in peace with their Palestinian brothers and sisters.
Taken from www.nkusa.org :
On March 28, 2006 Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem protested the elections in the Zionist state which calls itself 'Israel' and called for returning the Palestinian borders to where they were prior to 1948.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE STATE OF “ISRAEL’S” ELECTIONS?
During the scheduled election on March 28, 2006 large demonstrations were held throughout the Holy Land. Their aim was to alert the Jewish people not to participate in the State of “Israel’s” elections.
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, spokesperson for Neturei Karta International declared “The State of ‘Israel’ is not a Jewish State but a Zionist State and is illegitimate and forbidden according to Jewish law. According to the true Jewish belief, Jews are forbidden to create their own state before the coming of the Messiah (Talmud, Tractate Kesuboth, p.111).”
“Judaism is a religion and spirituality.
Turning Judaism on its head, transforming this holy religion into a materialistic nationalism, with a singular earthly goal of land conquest and military prowess, void of Godliness, is exactly what the State of ‘Israel’ is about.
Attempting to leave exile and all the other cardinal crimes associated and committed by Zionism and its ‘State’, such as the theft from, subjugation and oppression of, the Palestinian people, the continuous attempts to uproot the Torah and oppress the Torah-true Jews, etc., are to us religious Jews the worst tragedy.”
“Orthodox Torah-true Jews are humiliated and pained by the terrible crimes that Zionism and its ‘State’ are committing.
The humiliation is compounded, when this is being done in the name of ‘Israel’, the name that Zionism has appropriated from the Jewish religion.”
“Therefore we disassociate ourselves entirely from the State of ‘Israel’ and reiterate the decree of our sages that it is forbidden to participate in the ‘Israeli’ elections.”
“We pray for the speedy and peaceful dismantlement of the entire State of ‘Israel’. Our yearning and prayers are ultimately for the revelation of the glory of the Almighty, when all nations will serve Him, in harmony and joy. Amen.”
Sunday, May 21, 2006
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Malaysians need to have better relations between the multi ethnic races living here in this blessed 'Golden Chersonese'.
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As a result, the Chinese Emperor saw fit to further strengthen the ties between the people of China and Melaka by offering the Sultan of Melaka, the hand of Princess Hang Li Po in marriage.
The Baba Nyonya community in Malacca are the living proof of this alliance.
Our destinies are entwined forever with both the Chinese and the Malays forged into living in peace in this bountiful land now called Malaysia.
Instead of wallowing in petty squabbles instigated by those who are sick in their hearts and minds, focusing on what's dividing us, we as a nation need to look forward to the future and see where we can all co-operate and strive to improve our lifes and our nation's economies!
'Assabiyah' @ Racism is forbidden in Islam and in his last sermon to all of mankind, the Greatest and Final Messenger of Allah the Almighty God, reminded us not to differentiate between the races and to care for one another.
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We grew up with our fellow Chinese, Indian, Sikh, Javanese, Boyans, Eurasian, Orang Asli, Sabahan and Sarawakian friends.
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We didn't differentiate between races or religions. We accepted each and everyone as our brothers.
We need to have that spirit kept alive and well between us all for the sake of this nation.
Learn how to reach out to those who are part and parcel of our lifes and start living life in peace and harmony as Allah SWT asks us to. We can be the best example of how mankind need to live.
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Friday, May 19, 2006
The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam enjoined the Muslims during his lifetime to go seek knowledge even if it means that they have to undergo so much hardships as to travel to China!
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Xi'an was the most sought after education centre during the times of the Prophet and Chinese civilisation was well known to be thousands of years well advanced from the rest of the world at that time!
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006
If any tourist wanting to know anything about Islam was ever at the 'Information Centre' of the Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur 's counter , he or she will definitely leave with a very strong dislike for the faith!
Why am I saying this? Well, to be frank, it is due to the very ill mannered people they have manning the counter! The fellows don't even have the most basic PR that is required for anyone to even be considered to sit at such an important place as the 'Information Centre'!
It is the very first place that a visitor to the mosque comes to and maybe wants to ask about touring the place etcetera! First impressions are lasting impressions and for me the Information Centre at the KL Masjid Jamek gets my nomination for the Raspberry Award of the Year!
Not a smile, or even a welcoming atmosphere! The bozos running the place look like thugs and do not portray the image of a 'Da'ee!
If you don't believe me, by all means , please take a trip to the Masjid Jame'Bandaraya KL just besides the Masjid Jamek LRT Station and see for yourself why I am saying that with the sort of people manning the place, those who have the slightest notions of learning about Islam will make a right about turn and forget about the whole idea!
Sour faces, unprofessional attitudes and apathy seem to be reigning freewill at the supposedly 'INFORMATION CENTRE'!
What information are they churning out? Not a bloody thing! They sell the booklet about the Masjid for a freaking RM5.00 consisting of a 3 to 4 pages of booklet telling about the masjid only!
Nothing about Islam! I don't think the sourfaced chaps sitting behind the counter know zilch about dakwah!
Christian churches and Buddhist temples are just so eager to hand out their Bibles and Amotabha booklets but it seems that the KL Masjid Jamek people want to sell Qur'an translations and make money out of the visitors instead of handing out such publications as a form of sincere dakwah!
How is it that the Majlis Agama Islam expect people to learn about Islam when they have such killjoys operating the place?
Dakwah must be the most important part of a mosque's administration but as we all know the mosques in this nation are made into the propaganda outlet for both the government and the opposition parties in their own turfs!
No wonder 'Islamophobia' among the Non Muslim masses is well and healthy thanks to the example of the way the bozos operate at such a centre, killing the good name of the faith for a few measley ringgits!!!
They are 'selling' paperback English translations of the Holy Qur'an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali for RM5.00 a book!
When the authorities can burn up millions of ringgits for fireworks on this and that occasion which this country seems to be obsessively celebrating for no rhyme or reason except to 'entertain' the Malays, would it be too much to ask if the 'Kerajaan' can consider giving out the Qur'an translations to anyone who wants to learn about the Qur'an without charge?
Another annoying thing at the masjid is that the fellow giving out the sermon before the Call to prayer seems to enjoy listening to the sound of his own voice amplified and broadcasted through the masjid's loudspeakers even after the Dzohor Azan has just been called!
While some people were already praying their Zohor prayers , the fellow was going full blast disturbing the peace of those who were performing their prayers!
I just don't understand the way these fellows simply do not bother to consider the 'kusyuk' of others who are praying because they can't wait for the fellow to finish his tirade and be on their way after fulfilling their obligations to Allah!
If any Majlis Agama Islam 'officers' are reading this, please nip this 'problem' in the bud!!!
I am sure most of us are familiar with all the politics taking place in offices all over the planet.
Every office , no matter whether it is a government or private sector business set up has its fair share of those who are a burden to the department or company in which these 'deadwood' or 'termites' exist!
Let's take for example, the company meeting. When the manager or head of department chairs the meeting and asks for opinions, no one would be brave enough to voice out their opinions upfront.
So, the manager would be under the impression that whatever decisions were announced were accepted by all present and the line of actions would be implemented.
It is then that these 'deadwoods' and 'termites' will start yakkety yak away in the background, eating away into the 'productivity' of the company or organisation.
Instead of just complaining behind the back of the administration, these 'deadwoods' and 'termites' should contribute productively to ensure that the department, organisation or company gets positive feedback or even constructive criticism to help solve the problem or problems.
Who knows? That bright spark of an idea emanting from that brain of the individual might be the very answer to the problem!
The problem is people sometimes fear change and relocation. If the place of work isn't suitable for them, they should quit and go find a position where they feel comfortable and able to work with a full heart instead of being a lousy termite or rotten deadwood!
As Confucious says' Choose a job you love and you'll never have to 'work' a day in your life!'
What say you?
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
These colonial and imperialist terrorist administrations who are in actual fact the hoarders and manufacturers of Weapons of Mass Destruction have the audacity to demand that other sovereign nations especially any Muslim nation not to even dream of harnessing atomic and nuclear energy for use in their countries!
Why is it that they can turn blind to the Regime of Israel amassing it's nuclear arsenal and pretend to argue with North Korea's proliferation of atomic and nuclear warheads?
Why is it that so many other countries can build and keep nuclear weapons but the minute Iran starts harnessing atomic energy for it's consumption, it's a bloody no no!??
The double standards of these true terrorists rogue administrations of the socalled free world is sickeningly revolting and I condemn this bullying by George Bush and his ball carrier Tony Blair!
I received this link showcasing the letter sent by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the murdering President of the USA. Click on the link and read the full text of the letter for yourself and see whether it is going to change anything of the Bush 's warfaring ways!
When leaders are so bloody hardheaded and prefer wreaking havoc onto the lifes of billions of other humanbeings instead of seeking the peaceful way out, this world is nearing Armageddon very soon!
Not only are they so paranoid, they are also recalcitrant! They will also die one of these days and the whole world will say ' Good riddance!' I'll be among the first to say ' Praise be to God for relieving the planet of such maniacs!
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Some of the topics that the Imams and Khatibs are being forced to read to the congregation are totally out of touch with the many issues affecting the people's lifes and are almost always 'safe topics' that seem to ask the people to be as the 3 'See No Evil; Hear No Evil; Speak No Evil monkeys' oblivious to whatever is going on in society nowadays!
When I ask the Imams as to the reason why they are reading the outdated issues and matters that are no longer relevant to the problems affecting the Ummah, the Imams complain that JAKIM issue them prepared Friday Khutbah scripts which they have to read failing which they will face action from the authorities!
Any sermons that they make on their own will see them being called up by JAKIM and asked to show cause!
No wonder that mosques which are not run by the government appointed mosque committees usually are jampacked and the congregation overflows for the people want to hear about matters that concern them and need straight from the Imam's heart and mind's sermons!
The mosque must be made free from any party's propaganda and the Ummah given the right guidance from the Friday pulpit!
I have written before about using multimedia to liven up the Friday Sermon. Terengganu has already done it .
When are the other states going to wake up and free the Friday congregation from boredom listening to the Imam's droning on and on about matters that do not concern the Ummah in the present times?
Friday, May 05, 2006
Prime Minister Dato Seri Abdullah Hj. Ahmad Badawi is one beleagured figure who must be having a terrible case of insomnia nowadays due to his former mentor and current nemesis smashing his decisions to stop building the proposed bridge to replace the aging causeway connecting the Malaysian peninsular to the island republic of Singapore!
Tun Dr.Mahathir has always been known to speak his mind and he doesn't pull punches when he wants to say anything to anyone! His 22 long years of ruling this nation is not something easily forgotten for the nation did change from being an agricultural based former British colony to becoming one of South East Asia's emerging dynamic nations!
No one is perfect and neither is Tun Dr.Mahathir. He is both hated by all his opponents and loved by those who see in him as a no nonsense leader , who has the guts to smash down on anyone who tries to be funny with him!
He is known to keep tabs on all his cabinet ministers and no one dared to challenge his decisions when he was in power! Total control! During his watch, we all saw 3 Deputy Prime Ministers bite the dust before he finally handed over power to Abdullah Badawi, the current PM!
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is not known to be firm and even when he attempts to portray himself as being in charge, no one really takes him serious.
The cabinet ministers are mostly made up of remnants of Tun Mahathir's lineup in the likes of Najib Tun Razak, Samy Vellu, Ling Liong Sik, Rafidah Aziz, Muhyiddin Yassin, etc.
Those who follow Malaysian politics are all too familiar with each minister's reputation and track records. Abdullah Badawi seems reluctant to remove those who have been clenching their iron grips on to their ministerial posts since the days of yore when Tun Mahathir sported sideburns !
Tun Mahathir today seems like regretting his decision to have stepped down from power. I think there's not much he can do to stop the rot!
The present leadership do not seem to be bothered about his statements and condemnation of the government's decisions and the way they are going about with their policies in dealing with Singapore's kiasu leaders!
Shahrir Samad, Hamid Albar and Nazri Aziz who used to be those who kowtow'ed to Tun Mahathir today have openly voiced out their displeasure over Tun's statements to the extent of even seeming to be rude to him!
Tun Dr.Mahathir won't keep quiet at this upstarts attempts to silence him! Watch out for the sparks and fireworks due to spew forth from this known statesman! The media world seems to be rubbing their hands with anticipation of more verbal warfare between Tun Dr.Mahathir and those who used to cower with their tails between their asses when before him when he was the numero uno ruler of Malaysia!
Abdullah Badawi and Najib Razak seem to be awfully tongue tied being faced with this unexpected turn of events due to Tun Dr. Mahathir's vocal outbursts against the government!
What are we gonna witness after this? Clearly this is a momentous moment in the annals of our nation's political scene!