|Boy, am I confused|
So, we have laws ...
1. Meant for the Bumiputras. This is further sub-divided into Bumiputras (West) and Bumiputras (East).
2. Meant for non-Bumiputras [or better known as discriminatory laws]
3. Meant for Muslims [Syariah laws]
4. Meant for non-Muslims [Civil laws]
5. Meant for Sunnis
6. Meant for Shiites, Ayat Pin; and the latest ....
7. Two sets of law for the Christians. One for Christians residing in Malaya and the other for those residing in East Malaysia.
This brings us to the 'Allah' issue which further proves my point on the state of confusion we are in.
1. The Court of Appeal said one thing supported by UMNO Baru.
2. Christian ministers said another.
3. Muslims around the world said one thing.
4. Pro-UMNO Baru NGOs said that the Arabs were ignorant of the religion, and the Indonesians are not good Muslims because they ate pork, and yet they like to copy the way the Arabs dress and even send students to the Middles East to further their religious studies. Contradictory, isn't it?
5. To add to the already confused issue, one ISMA leader who earlier supported the CoA decision, now said it was okay for East Malaysians to use the word. Even they themselves were not sure how the policy works.
6. Christian leaders in the BN said the government will honour the 10-point agreement but to date, not one UMNO Baru leader has stepped forward to unreservedly make that stand.
7. The head of the ISMA NGO, told East Malaysians that if they didn't like the CoA decision, they could migrate. Where to, when the latter themselves are the natives of Sabah and Sarawak. Duh!
8. But, before we could even heave a sigh of relief that East Malaysia has been exempted from the 'Allah' ban, 2,000 copies of The Herald were confiscated at the KK airport, leaving many Catholics in the state without their Sunday paper.
9. The Home Minister then came out with a statement that the word was only prohibited in The Herald, but not the BM version of the Bible. Huh?
10. Thus, we ended up having two set of 'Allah' laws, one for East Malaysia and the other, for Malaya.
11. A group of lawyers now said there cannot be two set of laws for Christians. If the CoA decision was to be implemented, legally that is, the banning of the word was to be applied to both East and West Malaysia alike. Read the press report HERE.
The Christians in this country can only say, "Duh!?" every time a politician comes out with another statement that contradicts the early statement made by another party.
At the rate things are going, I thought it would be best to go for a check up before I start seeing a 'cuckoo' bird flying in front of me, and I am glad to report that I have been certified to be still mentally sane which means I will still be happily blogging away for a long time to come.
And while confusion reigns, WHERE THE HECK IS THE PRIME MINISTER????