Sunday, October 21, 2012

MCA, please SHUT UP on Hudud!

Following is a posting by blogger Warisan Tanah Melayu Kita.

Like in the rest of the Muslim world, Muslims in Malaysia are UNITED in condemning the producer of ‘Innocence of the Muslims’ film. And yesterday, they were UNITED in condemning statement made by the Perak DAP Chairman, Ngeh Koo Ham, who had ridiculed the Muslims for ‘wasting’ their time protesting against the film.

So much so, many may have overlooked a statement made by the MCA President, Chua Soi Lek, as published in THE STAR yesterday, warning the Chinese that Hudud will become a REALITY if Pakatan is voted to power in the coming PRU 13. According to Chua, upon being voted to power, PAS MPs would table a motion to implement Hudud, which would be supported by all Malay/Muslim MPs, including from UMNO. He cited the support by UMNO state assemblymen in Kelantan and Trengganu for the Hudud laws.

All this while, we thought it was DAP and their National Chairman Karpal Singh, who have been STAUNCHLY ANTI-HUDUD. Apparently, MCA and their President, Chua Soi Lek, are equally STAUNCHLY ANTI-HUDUD. Worse still, MCA is using Hudud as their main weapon to deter the Chinese from voting DAP/Pakatan, by using the logic that any vote for Pakatan would be a vote for PAS/Hudud. Even DAP are not using such line of argument.

It baffled me, WHY MCA is so opposed to Hudud. After all, any application of Hudud laws would involve the Muslims only. Even today, there are so many laws and regulations which are applied on Muslims only, and NOT on the non-Muslims. For example, if a Muslim couple are caught in ISOLATED PLACES, like in hotel rooms, and they are not husband and wife, they are charged under KHALWAT LAWS. Muslims are not allowed to enter casinos. Muslims are not allowed to drink alcoholic drink. Muslims are not allowed to frequent massage parlours, pubs, night-clubs and such places. All those regulations are NOT applied to the non-Muslims.

MCA is fully aware that the Muslims in Malaysia, including UMNO leaders, members and supporters ARE NOT OPPOSED TO Hudud. Hudud may have not featured in UMNO political agenda immediately after the country’s independence, or even decades after independence. But that does not mean that UMNO and their members are opposed to Hudud. To them, Hudud is part of Islamic syariah laws which need to be respected, adhered to and even implemented ON THE MUSLIMS when the situation in the country allows. In short, UMNO and their members are not opposed to ISLAMIC HUDUD LAWS, although they are not agreeable to PAS-VERSION HUDUD.
Its very possible that the non-Muslims in the country, including MCA leaders and the Chinese at large, are skeptical of Hudud laws much by the way PAS had politicised the issue over the decades, besides their MISGUIDED INTERPRETATION of Hudud laws, which could have given negative perception about the Islamic criminal laws.

Nevertheless, MCA should still be more careful in addressing the Hudud issue, so as not to hurt the feelings of the Muslims, in the same way the Muslims were offended by the ‘Innocence of the Muslims’ film. As a political party, MCA’s political relevancy and survival depends on how much the party and their candidates garner support from both the Chinese and Malay/Muslim voters.
Surely, MCA would not be wise to risk losing Malay/Muslim support in their efforts to win over the Chinese support from DAP….by keeping on making OFFENDING STATEMENTS on Hudud. There are so many other issues for MCA to live with….please leave Hudud alone….please SHUT UP on Hudud!!


  1. How did Gautama Buddha reach Enlightenment (Nirvana)?

    Ven. Dr Ashin Indaka from Myanmar charged rm400 per who want to be monk at SAMNAK SAMBODHI TAMAN DESA JAYA BUDDHIST TEMPLE...ANYONE GO THERE, MUST CAREFUL...THIS IS MAKE BUDDHIST SHAMEFUL...Buddha is never asks money from his students..a lot people unhappy with that cost..

    We would like inform to all committees of SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There are so many Myanmar condemnations about when anyone wants to become the monks, who chief monk requests them to pay about RM400.00 per head.

    This is one of crushing shame and exploitation because may be that cost high for Myanmar, also this is one kind of business system in Buddhist, all of us must think in correctly, Buddha went to became a monk with free of charge and he practiced to attain Enlightenment without any cent of dollar to spend, sometimes needed to referred from the Buddha times.

    Buddhist Temple in Malaysia 100% supported by public. The committees of Temple, they worked as voluntary and take care of Temple with organized but in Temple not allowed to played politic because in Temple must be clean and welcome all everyone.

    Recently, do bad and good must careful because everything's huge complaint in Internet, about Buddhist teaching a lot of at Internet, sometimes we can't tell lie to the others one. We must help Myanmar people as they came to Malaysia to work, earn money and save money for their family at home.

    We are Malaysia Buddhist must help Myanmar Buddhist, not to cheated them because they came to our country to work, we must show our good quality and our good Buddhist. Not like some committees members cheated money Myanmar monks; this is very bad Malaysia Buddhist.

    Hope YIP KUM FOOK (MCA GOMBAK) realizes himself, now many people know in what he done for Buddhist, Buddhist Kamma will attack to everyone, if they do bad or good.

    Born in Lumbini, Nepal, Siddhartha was destined to a luxurious life as a prince, had three palaces especially built for him. Siddhartha escaped his palace, accompanied by Channa aboard his horse Kanthaka, leaving behind this royal life to become a mendicant. Sitting under a banyan tree, now known as the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya (Bihar, India), he vowed never to arise until he had found the Truth. After 49 days meditating, at the age of 35, he attained Enlightenment (Nirvana). Gautama, from then on, was known as the Buddha or "Awakened One." Buddha is also sometimes translated as "The Enlightened One." Often, he is referred to in Buddhism as Shakyamuni Buddha or "The Awakened One of the Shakya Clan."

  2. Saudara-saudara dan Saudari-saudari yang di hormati
    Untuk keadilan dan martabat Buddhist, (Maruah Sami Buddhist dan Kuil SAMNAK SAMBODHI) Kami Ahli Parti Keadilan Rakyat tetap akan memberi segala pertolongan bagi mempertahankan, sekiranya Peguam Yip Kum Fook, MCA Pengerusi Gombak terus kacau Sami Buddha atau cuba memusnahkan kebudayaan Buddhist dengan kurang ajar

    Ladies and gentlemen are in respect
    For justice and values Buddhist, (dignity of monks and the Buddhist Temple of SAMNAK SAMBODHI) We the People's Justice Parti Keadilan Rakyat will continue to give all help to preserve, suppose that lawyer Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak Chairman continues to disturbs Buddhist monks or try to destroy Buddhist culture with disrespectful

    为了正义和佛教的尊严,(佛教僧侣和佛寺的荣誉SAMNAK SAMBODHI),我们人民公正党将提供一切帮助保卫,如果马华公会鸱唛区主席叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak) 继续无耻的凌乱僧侣或试图摧毁佛教的文化