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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Political Remora's ~ Mahathir's latest salvo on 'Propaganda'.

When Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad himself raises the question of propaganda and the way certain social media practitioners go about switching camps in favor of those who can feather their nests with material gains, it reminds me of what I termed as 'political remora's who attach themselves to the behemoths in order to feed on whatever scraps that might fall their way from the host's mouth.

Frankly speaking, Tun ought not bother with whatever anyone else blogs about and sticks to his guns and fire away as he damn well pleases.

All throughout his political life, Tun Dr. Mahathir has been committed to his principles and persevered with his ideals and viewpoints no matter what comes his way.

As a blogger who has been monitoring what goes on in our Malaysian political theater, I have seen social media practitioners switch camps as they please and support whoever benefits them. You know I know lah! No need to dwell on such things.

In every country, politics is intimately connected with those who have a platform to change and alter the public's perspectives. It's been the same since our time immemorial

Before the advent of the internet and subsequently, the world of the blogosphere, opinions and viewpoints were often penned and mailed to the editors of the mainstream newspapers and magazine publishers.

Even then, not every letter to the editor was accepted or approved for publishing. The newspaper editors were often and I believe even to this very day beholden to the powers that be so as not to publish anything that damages the credibility or reputation of the ruling government.

Same goes to the radio and television broadcasting stations. The minute they air anything that whacks the Prime Minister or ruling authorities, their licences would be suspended and stations muzzled!

I remember suggesting to Tun Dr. Mahathir to join us as a blogger when he complained of being blocked from sharing his views during the era of Tun Abdullah Badawi when we converged at the Kelab Century Paradise at the first social media event hosted by Raja Petra Kamaruddin back then.
Flashback to 2006.

In our country's political scene, many strange and weird things has happened. Who would have thought that Mahathir would one day be sitting together with the likes of Lim Kit Siang and Mat Sabu on a common platform? Hahahahaha..

Today, all those whom we thought to be mortal enemies could be seen hugging and slapping each other on their backs on a common camaraderie

It's so bewildering! The bloggers whom Tun Dr. Mahathir was referring to were at one time quite close to him and often seen prominently at his functions and events.

But then circumstances have changed and like the proverbial Malay saying, 'Sekali air bah ; sekali pasir berubah!' Meaning that when flood happens, the sands (of the riverbanks) would have shifted. Things won't be the same anymore.

Tun Dr. Mahathir needs to just move on. Not depend on any of the bloggers or social media practitioners. Just plod on with his mission to 'save Malaysia.

I for one however do not place too much hope on his newfound party. Presided over by our former Deputy Prime Minister who chose to keep silent when he was in office and also upon Mahathir's own offspring who was the Kedah Menteri Besar back then.

These chaps chose to play safe and kowtowed to Najib Tun Razak despite now claiming to know of Najib's wrongdoing back then when the whole 1MDB fiasco exploded!

How can we trust 'play-safe politicians'? They'd jump ship the minute it springs a leak and not throw us any lifesaver's! 

No sirree! I'd rather watch out for myself and try to survive whatever comes my way! 

Mahathir ~ 'Senile Old Man?' Do they dare to debate him?

Tun Dr.Hj.Mahathir Mohamad,
Malaysia's Father of Development & Top Statesman

Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister and #1 critic of current Premier Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak has been called and dismissed off as 'a senile old man' by those who view his opinions as irrelevant and troublesome.

Apart from Najib Tun Razak who loses sleep over Tun Dr. Mahathir's constantly criticizing him over the RM2.6B 'personal donation by a yet to be confirmed foreign donor and the 1MDB fiasco, there is now the current Sultan of Johor calling Tun as a 'senile old man' because Mahathir doesn't agree to the former's campaigning for a 'Bangsa Johor' identity!

Isn't it preposterous to label a multi-ethnic, multi-faithed people as a race of a certain state when they are no different from every other state's citizens in our country?

How can you define people by such a blanket labeling? That's what Mahathir was asking? I am sure that you and I feel likewise.

We can easily see the difference between this ethnic and that ethnic from the obvious traits of their facial features or appearance but so far this harping on a unnecessary irrelevant issue brought up by a privileged head of state is just playing to his ego.

The nation has much more important matters to deal with.

The current bunch of politicians are nothing much to be depended upon. We won''t see anymore politicians in the calibre of Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad or even like Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew.

Najib Tun Razak or any of the current BN or Opposition politicians can never take on someone like Tun Dr.Mahathir!

Even the BBC's HardTalk Stephen Sackur had a hard time trying to cut down our Tun! Hehehehe. What more f those who claim t be blue bloods? Wishful thinking senor.

One of a kind Malaysian National Statesman and World renowned Leader.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Questions about Islam and current issues ~ Answering Akram Sultan

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!
May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you!

Sometimes I forget to check back on my articles comment sections after posting an article. Yesterday I came across these list of questions from Akram Sultan, one of my blog readers.

They are : 
1. Hukum for keeping memorable photo...
2.use social media for Islam.... illustration of other religion... @ restaurant... the food which touched by a person who don't know  Ghusl' @``fardhu bath''
6 if Allah give all IIm until Qiyamat to Adam (as) why Allah didn't give social media to Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam

7.why we use this worst way to preach Islam.
Nabi preach Islam from Ruuh to Ruuh............. 

Living in these End Times, requires us to be fully aware of the 'Do's and Don't's of our religion, Al-Islam.

The Muslim diaspora spread around the world sees different nations and people interpret and practice what they deem to be Islamic practices and worship as they see fit.

Sometimes, certain practices which they carry out differs so much from what are the actual dictates of the faith that it borders on Khurafat @ Forbidden Practices and can nullify one's Iman @ Faith towards Allah and turn them into Musyriks and Kaffirs.

I really have no idea as to the background of Brother Akram Sultan but from a check of his Google+ profile can deduce that he is either a Pakistani or Indian Muslim.

To answer his 1st question:Hukum for keeping memorable photo.

We are currently living in the Akhirul Zaman @ The End Times. 

When Islam was revealed to Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, the Final and Greatest Messenger and Prophet of Almighty God, Allah the Supreme Creator and Master of the Universes, after 124,000 prophets and messengers came and passed onto the Realm of the Grave, in Makkah, Arabia, it was considered to be during the Age of the Jahilliyah (Age of Darkness).

For someone who is living in these times where the availability of audio-visual technology and the advent of digital photo and video cameras are commonplace, wondering whether it is permissible to keep memorable photos is really irrelevant.

In the early days of Islam, in Makkah, the Arabs had been reduced to worshiping pagan deities in the form of statues and other figments of human imagination. 

The Makkan Arabs had strayed so far away from the monotheistic belief that their prophets and forefathers had inherited and practiced through the passage of time that they had gradually turned into ignorant polytheists, musyriks and kaffirs.

The Prophet Ibrahim, the Father of both the Arabs and the Jews was a Prophet of Allah, who practiced Monotheism, the Worship of Allah, the One Supreme God.

His father had been an idol-maker and worshiper. Read about his story here and understand how it was for him back then?

When he passed away, his people who were not fully engaged in the pursuit of religious knowledge and its practice started to drift away and influenced by deviants and propagators of the absurd.

Over time, the Arabs turned into idol worshipers and barbaric in their lifestyles and were known to be recalcitrants of the lowest stature and frequently went to war against each other over the slightest dispute and resorted to cruel and inhumane acts based on their lusts and idiocy.

I don't need to tell you the whole stories of how nasty life was back then in the deserts of Arabia before the coming of our Noblest Messenger and Final Prophet of Allahu Rabbul Alamin, the Mercy of Allah for all Creation, Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam. 

Back to the subject being asked, whether it is permissible to keep memorable photos according to Islam, it goes back to the prohibition by the Prophet of Allah during his times not to make graven images of him or any living being in order to stop the practice of idol worship or the venerating of any makhluk @ creature or creation instead of Almighty Allah!

The people of his time were steeped in idol worship and various false gods and deities from their vivid imaginations. The Prophet Muhammad forbade his followers of making any paintings of himself or other beings so as not to allow the ignorants of falling into false worship of anything other than Allah!

That was the case back then. In those times of ignorance. We are now living in what is said to be the Final Days of Mankind. 

We have before us Oceans of Revealed Knowledge about Allah and Islam. The Complete Guidance for us as to how to live and worship only Allah, our One and Only God and Creator. We have all kinds of technologies and advancements n the field of Science and Technology in almost all fields and knowledge.

We know almost everything that we need to know as Mankind and are still discovering so many new things in every field imaginable.

We are fully aware of our surroundings and still to this very second discovering information concerning our presence here on Earth as the continuing lineage of humankind, Children of Adam and Eve.

Yet despite all these discoveries, technologies and knowledge, certain numbers of people, at times, even whole nations keep blundering and fall back into the olden ways. Repeating all the errors and mistakes that their forefathers made no matter how much facts and figures stare them in their wayward faces!

Even to this day there are those who venerate and hero worship their fellow humans. To really believe that Almighty God has a son or to believe that so and so is the current latest prophet or guide to save them from doom or whatever!

So to ask them to wake the hell up and stop such nonsense is tantamount to asking a deaf, dumb and blind ignorant, recalcitrant person to stop worshiping anyone or anything else except Allah would be a futile attempt!

In answering Akram Sultan, I would say that if we who are steadfast in our Iman and firm in our Aqeedah, have no problems whatsoever in keeping memorable photos, images and videos in our collection PROVIDED we do not end up over-glorifying such photos or display them in a manner akin to what the Kaffirs hang them on their walls or altars and worship them!

Displaying a photo or moving visuals that doesn't corrupt one's faith, belief or creed is permissible in our religion provided it doesn't induce the observer or viewer to deviate one's firm commitment to worshiping only Allahu Rabbi.

True Muslims ought to be rock solid in their Iman and Aqeedah towards Allah. Why reduce oneself to be so fragile, so easily influenced by this or that?

Try to emulate the Aqeedah of Rasulullah's Companion like Sayyidina Bilal al Habsyi. He was tortured by his Arab Kaffir master and grilled over a burning fire to renounce his faith in Allah Azza Wa Jalla!

Bilal remained steadfast and firm repeating 'Ahad!', 'Ahad!' signifying the Oneness of God until he was redeemed by the other Companions of Prophet Muhammad and freed from slavery!

A video clip showing the scene of Sayyidina Bilal played by an actor in the highly acclaimed movie The Message' which showed how it was during the early days of Prophet Muhammad's mission to spread Islam amongst the Arabs of Makkah and Madinah in Arabia.

You can watch the full movie below:

Watching this movie and digesting it's message has caused millions and millions of Disbelievers to embrace Islam and become true Muslims.


Be firm in your Syahadah and learn more about your birthright to be righteous servants of Allah.

Will be answering the other questions after this. Insya Allah.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Tun Dr.Mahathir's supporting Anwar's Injunction against the NSC ~ Strange?

Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad is not someone who falls into the category of being 'predictable'. You never know what he's going to do? He is this nation's most exemplary leader and respected the whole world over.

When he was in power as Malaysia's 4th and longest ruling Prime Minister, none could take away his thunder and many of his detractors simply dropped away like the proverbial moths before the bright burning flame.

He stepped down from power after 22 long years of helming this once progressive and dynamic nation. Our Malaysian Ringgit was quite stable and strong back then in 2003 and we were proud to identify ourselves as Malaysians to anyone who asked?

We were left to the care of Abdullah Badawi who was not known to be firm or stern all throughout his political career. Abdullah Badawi let loose all the barriers and unlocked the safeguards that Mahathir had put in place to keep our nation in check.

The once weak DAP, mostly Chinese led opposition party grew into a formidable opponent to the BN and wrested power from the ill performing GERAKAN to become the State Government of Penang in 2008! Selangor fell to Anwar's PKR and Perak slipped into the PAS's pseudo government where DAP's Nga Kor Ming and Ngeh Koo Ham were the Silver State's puppet masters.

Mahathir could not just stand idly by and watch his hard fought achievements go down the drain. So, he nagged and yakked Abdullah Badawi's dismal leadership of the BN till the man had no choice but to call it quits halfway through his 2nd term as the beleaguered BN Chairman and handed over the reins to Najib Razak, whom Mahathir thought would fare better.

Well, as we all now know, that didn't go well as Tun Dr.Mahathir had wished for! He fell for the proverbial delusion that someone who came across as Mr.Credible being the son of Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia's 2nd Prime Minister and the one who readmitted Mahathir back into UMNO after the latter was expelled from the nation's ruling party by Tunku Abdul Rahman, would be as what he was! He screwed up again in his choice t lead us all.

Najib Tun Razak today has become Mahathir's worst nightmare and practically morphed into this behemoth standing accused of plundering our nation's coffers. Mahathir has practically run out of ideas and ways to dislodge Najib Razak from being Malaysia's incumbent Prime Minister and despite Tun Dr. Mahathir's endless huffing and puffing down Najib's neck, it's turned to be futile.

The disciple has turned recalcitrant beyond Mahathir's wildest imagination and fortified himself with his growing legion of apple polishers whom I have termed them to be Najib's Brasso Brigade! Najib Tun Razak's being so is widely attributed to the influence and dictates of his current wife, Rosmah Mansor.

Those who are Malaysians surely know about all these reports but then again we couldn't be bothered to waste our precious time on them as we are all worried about what's waiting in store for us when Mr.Pink Lips @ Najib eventually bids us adieu come 2018!

Reason being that we just can't trust anyone anymore. From both sides of the political lineup. 

Anwar Ibrahim whom most of us Malaysians looked towards having him as our Prime Minister after Mahathir has been in the slammer on and off after being found guilty by the Malaysian Justice System first on abuse of official powers back then and recently on a sodomy charge!

Anwar Ibrahim was a shining star. He had the whole country enthralled by his gift of the gab and intelligence. He was a 'Jack of all trades and master of some'. He was Mahathir's hope and blue-eyed boy but was a tad too impatient to rule the roost and got caught in these sexual crimes they accused him of being guilty of.

Anwar and Mahathir were once the best of friends as far as political leaders and associates go by. Circumstances forced them apart and each found themselves on different paths. God knows what both of them really feel about each other now and we as third parties can only assume and imagine this and that about them.

Frankly speaking, our country today is seriously lacking dependable persons upon whom we can place our trusts in taking Malaysia out of the rut our country has fallen in. Malaysia was once labelled as being one of Asia's Up and Coming Dragon economies.

Not to say that Malaysia is a failed nation or what but the rising costs of living here and the general uncertainty of our future under God Knows who is going to call the shots come the 14th General Elections in 2018, it does add to our worries.

Mahathir came to show his support to Anwar Ibrahim's injunction against the National Security Council as a matter of principle. He is against the NSC as well and attended court today to prove his point.

Mahathir and Anwar are both against the NSC Bill for it gives the PM wide powers in ordering the enforcement of arresting anyone whom the NSC deem to be a danger towards the country!

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, The National Security Council Bill 2015 was passed in Parliament after a marathon six-hour proceeding.[4] The bill was passed quickly, taking two days to gain the majority vote, with 107 in favor and 74 against the bill.[5] Among the contents of the bill are:[4]

  • Clause 18 (1): PM has full discretion to decide where 'security area' is
  • Clause 18 (3) and (4): Initial declaration of ‘security area’ lasts for 6 months but may be renewed by PM indefinitely
  • Clause 22–30: security forces can arrest without warrant; stop and search; enter and search premise; take possession of any land, building or movable property.
  • Clause 37: All NSC’s affairs are done is absolute secrecy
  • Clause 38: No action or lawsuit can be brought against the NSC
Unlike the Internal Security Act 1960 which requires the discretion of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the NSC bill is under the direct authority of the Prime Minister.[6] Further, while the Prime Minister has to seek advice from the 8-man security council, he can choose to ignore the advice.[7] The Malaysian Bar called the bill a "lurch towards an authoritarian government".[8]
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So for anyone jumping to conclusions that Mahathir and Anwar are now back to being buddies and brothers in arms, that's plain foolishness on those concluder's part.
Watch the media coverage of Tun's historic visit to show support for Anwar's injunction to stop the implementation of the NSC:
What we can deduce from the video recording is that Tun Dr.Mahathir turned up in court to show support for the legal action taken by Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim to stop the implementation of a wide ranging law where the incumbent Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Razak can at his sole discretion just order the arrest of anyone he deems to be a security risk to the country!
Malaysian IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (L) and Malaysian PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Do Malaysians want to give such wide ranging supreme powers to Najib Razak?