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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Protest against Bar Council - Photos and Video (Updated)

Dear Readers,

These are some of the photos that I took yesterday and a lengthy video of the protest that took place.

I got pissed off at one of the PAS Youth leaders who was rude to the protesters and uttered 'kurang ajar' towards yours truly when I questioned his crude mannerism of asking the protesters to sit down very rudely stating that it is an order!!!

Damned will we be if we have uncouth fellows like these in charge of this nation!

So, Mahaguru58 as usual had to put the fellow in his place and apologize to me for being so bloody arrogant and rude towards myself and others!

Watch the video and come to your own conclusions.

I had to wait for so long to upload and process this video thus the delay for this posting!


Janitor said...

I have just posted another comment on Nabi's teaching. Perhaps you could use that for this particular posting of yours.


Janitor said...

Is this what Muslims value and practice in Malaysia? Is this what they mean being a good Muslim all about? What difference it makes between these Malaysians who claim they are Muslims and those who call themselves servants of God but terrorizing the world and its innocent people?

Article 121 is created by few leaders in Malaysia and it’s not god written. Those lawyers from Bar Council are not challenging Koran's versions. In fact some of Muslim brothers and sisters too have joined today's forum. Does it mean these Muslims have become less Muslims now?

I believe we must learn to be human first. We must understand GOD is for all. Human no matter how clever they are, how big their position is, always are imperfect and it means any manmade law could be viewed positively for improvements. We make mistakes. Religion is for one to follow and be liberated spiritually. It is being perceived completely wrong by most people in Malaysia today, however.

Let me tell a true little story about my daughter:-

About a year ago my daughter who was 12 years then, came back after school, crying. As concerned father I asked her why she was crying, she asked me this:

“Are we Hindus, right? I said yes. She asked me again, “My Malay friends told me, our god is devil, only Muslims’ is real God. And she said we all pray to idols and Satan. Is it so?” I was shocked for a second, because how this little Malay Muslim girl has been misguided and to disrespect others’ faith. But I said to my little girl. The Malays pray to god, yes its true so do we. You see, God is all, god is every where. God can even be found in stone, in wood. God is everything. He is in you, in me and also in the Malay girl who told you that. She was not convinced fully. So I continued, “Do you think if god loves a person he would bless the person with good things, for which my daughter said yes, of course. I continued again by asking my girl, who do you think between two of you is smarter? My daughter was quick to say she was, I asked again, who you think is prettier between two of you; she said she was; And I posed my daughter the final question, who do you think between the two of you is kinder and helpful; my daughter said once again, she was better than the other girl. So I told my daughter, “so you see now, God is the kindest, the loveliest and the most intelligent, and he likes you so much that he has made you into a beautiful, intelligent and kind young girl. My daughter was the happiest girl learning that. But I told my daughter another thing. God shall never look down on another, so please do not look down upon others, treat them how god treats you. My daughter followed my advice. The girl’s name is Amira and she is one of the best friends of my daughter until today.
Those who have understood God and submitted themselves to him do not fear of another being taking away their share. Your share is yours; my share is mine; no one could take away from you except God himself.

Hence, fighting with an illusion mind, wrongly believing in safeguarding ones interest is nothing but a show of disloyalty and disbelief to the very creator who created you and me. ISLAM, please learn the true meaning of this faith, Malaysians!

tzarina said...

The pictures simply slaps concrete onto the fact that justice in Malaysia is truly dead. There is justice for the rich, justice for the powerful, and justice for Muslim converts.

You have laid down your points, Mahaguru.

This is mine.

God Bless Malaysia, for she needs all the help she can get now.

Ghifari X said...

By Davy de Verteuil
Trinidad & Tobago

1. So why the Bar Council idea is not considered malicious and provocative?
2. What dialogue is the Bar Council "you" seeking from a people with a 1400 year custom?
3. Why is the Bandar Kulim MP label a hard liner now?
India like China has more Muslims than Malaysia but that does not denote the influence and founding institutions by way of numbers.
For your information Islam and Muslims are violently kept in check both in China Kashmir and India proper. So have a good look before you attempt to trivialise the Malays guard on their customs and way of life.
However I implore you Malays, it is not proper that you refer to your fellow brothers as pigs- this is an insult also to God and His messengers. We are all part of the human family created by GOD and this goes against the essence of Islamic enlightenment.
Have you not realized the hatred from your respondents in your blog?
What are you telling us that this reactionary behaviour is entirely the Muslims fault also?
I disagree with the name calling yet I refuse to pander to your condescension of innocence as you aim is. Your sarcasms betrays the rational here.
This hatred comes from all quarters and until you all come to appreciate that none of us can move the sun and the moon from where they stand there will always be antagonist.
The Bar Council attempt to diminish indigenous Muslim rights and customs in an all too pretentious dialogue is a betrayal of civility and boarders on a coup.
The March 8 election results and the current political uncertainty was not due to Muslim or Islamic tradition in Malaysia but that failures for accountability unbridled corruption and ineptitude across the board.
There are elements who believe that this is an opportune moment to belt the Muslims and ransom the country of its norms and founding traditions- well sorry....That demo sends a warning otherwise.
And for those of you sighting the US as an example on any issues of democracy freedom and justice - by GOD you don't have to go there - just read....I lived and was educated in the US and Canada; you have no idea of the US except for its Hollywood and media fallacies impressed on the rest of the world.
Judging from your disgusted ill or uninformed or both; points of views I can only ask: are you all happy with the slaughter of over 1million Iraqis and the pretext by which this mass killings were executed? For your information they weren't all Muslims though majority are and the thousands of brown Christians who were considered collateral damage that perished.
I have not read or experience similar out pouring of hatred towards Britain and the US as I am witnessing here both by the host blogger and its contributors.
How dare you site America as an example where it contains the biggest prison population in the world/history and the black brown and chinky eye peoples are often targets of abuse due to inherent unrepentant racist that forms America's reactionary safety valve?
Why is it that in Malaysia the indigenous have to surrender their traditions and customs because it is deemed unfair when at the same time you “Bar Council” wished to invoke your customs and perceived rights as equitable and just? Aren't the Malay Muslims losing their rights then? I am not afraid to say this; The Malays like everyone else are this nation, but they are the earlier ones.
From the desk of an Arawak African & Indian in ‘ONE’ the beautiful Islands in the Caribbean.
Arawak is whom you refer to as American Indian or Red Indian.
Indigenous rights are my business. No apology.

Nostradamus said...

From Racism to Satanism
1. If anyone thinks as a Malaysian at heart you will never support any of the current political parties who speaks only about championing or protecting their own race and religious interests. Whether it comes from UMNO, PAS, MCA, MIC, PKR, Gerakan, Hindraf, PBS, DAP, PPP or whatever new name it’s called racism and whoever supports that party is called a racist. It is no different from apartheid. It dirties and poison your soul.
2. Those who are racists but speak with a fork tongue (Jeyklls), hiding it behind other causes like religion, meritocracy, education, poverty etc are even worse than clear cut racists and can only fit into the category of satans.
3. Malaysian racists and the MSN have corrupted the following words which meant differently in other countries ex. nationalism, patriotism, royalists, freedom, liberty, corruption, democracy etc.
4. Power, Greed and Selfishness rule in Malaysia and now we include Racism and Satanism.

More facts at

anak malaysia said...

today, the malay, chinese and indian, represented under the name of MALAYSIA in the olympic games hoping to bring glory back to the country... i just cant believe that we, the chinese and indian, are still being hurled by hurtful name callings such as “Babi (pig)…pengkhianat (traitor) and balik China (go home to China)”.

its already 50 years from merdeka... what else do u want from us so we can only be called 'RAKYAT MALAYSIA'??

Anonymous said...

The unfair treatment of RACE.

BIASED Religion affairs is breaking our country up!

What do you expect when Beside Malay, we are consider 2nd class citizen.

Are we suppose to be patriotic?

Kinetic said...


i beleive some leader is not truly understand the intention of the forum and has mis-led people. I am glad that i saw some Malay blogger show a rational and unedrstanding of the forum. The forum is not " cabar" Islam but looking for solution for the those non-muslim who suffer from the gap of laws when their husband or relative converted to Islam. We see this happend on and off in news. Thus, the forum is not discussing on Islam but merely on how to work on those unfortunate non-muslim. I feel pitty that some Muslim leader or people over-react when the word Islam is raised and they are blindly protest ( with violent) without understand the issue. I hope there is a True Muslim leader can guide and improve the muslim mentality and i believe Islam itself is calling for peace, tolerate, considerate religious as well, as i understand all religious is for good to people regardless races. No over-react and violence.

Megat Terawis said...

Assalamualaikum saudara Zainol,

I believe that it is the muslims who should initiate the forum through Jakim or other Islamic associations if there are any issues pertaining conversion to Islam.

Should there be any misunderstanding or clarifications pertaining the legal aspects of the non muslims that needs to be addressed, a respected muslim lawyer from the Bar Council should be in the forefront.

Nontheless, I do not condone such 'mob mentality' that jeers and insults others. I do not see anything Islamic about that.

Neither do I see proclaiming authority in a rude manner solves any issues. It only flaps one's ego and creates more negativity, more than anything else.

You seem very disturbed when treated harshly....most of us do.

Maybe your episode with the particular Pas youth leaders might remind you of how you treated the two young students at the bus stop recently...

Just my 2 cents.

Peace be Upon You and your loved ones saudara Zainol.

MAHAGURU58 said...

You were not there when that chap was bloody rude to the Muslims gathered there!

Its easy to criticize from the comfort of your armchair but its a different ballgame altogether when one is there facing such an uncouth fool?

I don't condone rudeness anywhere it takes place before me!

I will do what I need to knock some sense into the culprit so help me God!

As for your fixation with the way I handled those maksiat committers, I just have this to say to you, it's folks like you who allow maksiat to spread throughout Malaysia by being too cordial to those who are approaching zina!

Go ask the ulamak before coming here to advise me sir!

Anyway, just for your info, students from SMK Pandan Jaya are emailing and sms'g me thanking me for helping to save those two from approaching zina!

Those two are already infamous in school are what the students have updated me!

So Megat, whose feedback do you think matters more to me in this case?

Your's or the students?

No prizes for guessing but I believe you get the picture.

I do not wish to dwell on this matter with you.

Move on bro!

Megat Terawis said...

My apologies to you then saudara Zainol.

I'll move on.


MAHAGURU58 said...

Thanks bro.

Wa'alaikumsalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

The Lord above knows what’s happening down below
He even knows exactly how the hot wind will blow
After he has seen what human beings want to show
He will make sure that his love for all will grow

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 100808
Sun. 10th Aug. 2008.

Antares said...

The irony of it all. In the name of Islam, this kind of low-grade lynchmob mentality has done more to blacken the name of Islam than any rational debate on Islamic conversion could possibly do. The entire protest reeks of Umno and Malay tempurungism!

When religion preaches divisiveness it descends to the level of gutter politics.