Sunday, December 4, 2016

Non-Malays Want Malay-Muslims to Live in Sin

Last Thursday, PM Najib Razak promised to take up PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill to upgrade Syariah punishments.
 
His party had previously extended all necessary support to Hadi – and that included elevating his motion above government matters and conducting a special briefing by the deputy prime minister for all Muslim MPs.
 
Two days later, at the same UMNO general assembly where Najib made the pledge, Mohd Iskandar Jaafar (left), the Setiu UMNO delegate voiced the outrageous claim that non-Muslims opposed the said Bill because they desired the Malay-Muslim community to continue “living in sin”.
 
And this will permit the non-Malays to take over the government. I am befuddled because I cannot even fathom how sin can lead to a takeover. It is pure nonsense.

But this is UMNO, so nothing surprises.  
 
Then, he explained: “If we let the Bill be passed, they [Malays] will revert to the true teaching of Islam”. Malay-Muslims need punitive penalties. He even gave an example – that there were 153,000 babies born out of wedlock to Muslim parents. 
 
Is he saying that social problems prevail because Malay-Muslims are serially seduced to sin? And only harsher laws will put a stop to sinning? That they won’t stop otherwise?
 
It doesn’t say much about Muslims – does it?
 
In a thrilling Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Motherwell on Saturday, the former won 4-3.
 
Louis Moult scored twice for Well – a first-time lob (3) and a close-range volley (35) – but Callum McGregor's strike (48) brought Celtic back into contention and Patrick Roberts headed them level in the seventieth minute. Lionel Ainsworth quickly volleyed Well ahead one minute later – but in just another minute, Stuart Armstrong fired home for Celtic before Tom Rogic's low drive settled it in the ninetieth minute.


 
 





Celtic ended the game still eight points clear at the top of the table – with three games in hand.

Also on the same day, I was in Petaling Jaya to participate in the Youth Leadership Program organized by Sai Masters Toastmasters Club for the Sai Baba children at the Jalan 18/2 and SS3 Taman Universiti centers.

I was the Timekeeper as well as a mentor and a Contest Chair. 'Twas no joke but I was fully engaged!.  

Still, it was heart-warming to work with young children and my group of eight was between 11 and 13 years of age.

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