At the function, Najib also launched three new organisations formed under the auspices of Kimma, namely Yayasan Kemajuan Islam Nasional (YAKIN), Malaysian Indian Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Koperasi KIMMA Berhad.
Our prime minister also reminded Kimma to adopt an attitude of inclusiveness and ensure it continued to remain strong.
NASIR SAFAR SAYS THE EARLY INDIAN IMMIGRANTS TO MALAYA BEGGARS AND THE CHINESE PROSTITUTES
Now a new controversy has erupted. And it’s about the statement that the Indians came here as beggars and the Chinese as prostitutes. Actually, if you were to really study Malayan and Malaysian history over the last 500 years or so, you will find that this country’s history is not just about beggars and prostitutes. It is about much more than that.Since the first Indian Muslim stepped on these shore and spread the religion of Islam, have manage to preserve their culture and assimilated with Malays so this has be come the Malay culture. It was Munshi Abdullah who gave us the modern bahasa Melayu.They say our children are at the a crossroad ,a unique dilemma—are asking whether they are Malay or Indian Muslim?
APPEARS THAT THE FORMER PREMIER NEED FOR SELF-ESTEEM SATISFACTION IS SO HIGH AND SUPERCEDES ALL OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. HE CARES NOTHING FOR THE IMPACT OF ACTIONS, ON OTHERS – EVERYBODY ELSE IS JUST COLLATERAL AND CAN BE DAMAGED IF NEEDED (SOUNDS JUST LIKE BUSH).ITS ALL ABOUT HIS SUCCESS, HIS REPUTATION, PERCEPTIONS OF HIM, ONLY HE IS RIGHT ETC… – OUR COURSE AT YOUR COST (YOU ARE SIMPLY COLLATERAL)
INDIAN MUSLIMS–IN DEFENCE OF MAHATHIR
by Neil Khor (December 28, 2009)
To be or not to be
MAHATHIR WAS BORN ON 10 JULY 1925, IN ALOR STAR, THE CAPITAL OF THE NORTHERN STATE OF KEDAH, THE YOUNGEST OF NINE CHILDREN OF A SCHOOLTEACHER AND A HOUSEWIFE. HIS FATHER, MOHAMAD ISKANDAR, WAS OF HALF-INDIAN ORIGIN, BEING THE SON OF A MALAYALEE MUSLIM (WHO MIGRATED FROM KERALA) AND A MALAY MOTHER, WHILE MAHATHIR’S OWN MOTHER, WAN TAMPAWAN, WAS MALAY
APPEARS THAT THE FORMER PREMIER NEED FOR SELF-ESTEEM SATISFACTION IS SO HIGH AND SUPERCEDES ALL OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. HE CARES NOTHING FOR THE IMPACT OF HIS BEHAVIOR AND ACTIONS, ON OTHERS – EVERYBODY ELSE IS JUST COLLATERAL AND CAN BE DAMAGED IF NEEDED (SOUNDS JUST LIKE BUSH).ITS ALL ABOUT HIS SUCCESS, HIS REPUTATION, PERCEPTIONS OF HIM, ONLY HE IS RIGHT ETC… – OUR COURSE AT YOUR COST (YOU ARE SIMPLY COLLATERAL)
Legend has it that King Perumal became Muslim and decided to go visit Prophet Mohammad. He travelled to the Hijaz to meet the Prophet Mohammad. On the way back, King Perumal passed away. Before passing away, Cheraman instructed his companions to go on with the journey and establish a masjid in Kerala.
The Masjid is said to have been established in the year 629CE. This means that it was constructed just 7-8 years after the hijrah of the Prophet to Medina. Some people doubt this story, but it is a fact that Malabar was linked to Arabs through maritime trade. So if it was not within 10 years of hijrah then at least 100-200 years after Islam spread in the Arabian Peninsula it was well established in Malabar.
The story of Islam and Muslims in Malabar is truly unique. Muslims here lived harmoniously under non-Muslim rulers for thousand years. This harmony is reflected in the old historical mosques that litter this region- a few of them almost a thousand years old. Borrowing heavily from local artistic talent and tradition, these beautiful structure provide the evidence that Islam arrived here early and its growth has been harmonious.
It is no accident that a large number of Malyalees work in gulf countries; Malabar had trade relations with Arabs since time immemorial. The roots of Mappilas or Moplahs, as the Muslims of this region are called, can be found in this trade. As William Logan suggests in Malabar Manual, by the ninth century, Muslims had become a distinct community. Arabs who came and settled here married with the local population and a distinct group called Mappilas was born.
Mappilas, took advantage of Arab and Malayalam traditions and created something unique. This culture produced its own literature, songs, music, and dances and even a language, Arabi-Malayalam. They lived and worked for a non-Muslim ruler, Zamorins of Calicut, managing maritime trade and navy.
Mappilas and Malabar enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous lifestyle until the sixteenth century. At this time the Portuguese arrived in India and their piracy on the Indian Ocean disrupted the long established trade routes on the water. This, and the brief rule of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan created the environment of distrust between the communities which further escalated under the British
First of all I would like to admit that ‘Indian Muslims’ I have used countless times. Lately, it appears to me that ‘Muslims in India’ has finer connotations. ‘Indian Muslims’ clearly tells us which country they belong to. It does so very well. It, however, probably does not go much beyond that. ‘Muslims in Malaysia’, on the other hand, takes the community to a different plane. It indicates that these are a people who have a vision and a mission, too, besides a nationality.
The same is the case of ‘Asian Muslims’, ‘African Muslims’, ‘European Muslims’, ‘American Muslims’ and ‘Muslims in Asia’, ‘Muslims in Africa’, ‘Muslims in Europe’ and ‘Muslims in America’. The same is the case in all the unnamed places, too. It will be enlightening to know what the respected members on our Forums think about the subject.
One major sore point in the area of race relations is the New Economic Policy, whose original intention to create unity has been subverted to become a major source of disunity not only between the various races but also among the Malays and Bumiputeras in general.
The New Economic Policy, which was conceived in 1971 not long after the Tunku had retired as prime minister, was primarily created to address poverty, and to raise the level of Malay participation in the economy.
NEP was meant for ALL Malayians
It was intended for all Malaysians, and not just for the Malays or Bumiputeras. As a former finance minister, let me emphasise that it was never the intention of the NEP to create an incubated class of Malay capitalists. If we visit the government departments or universities, we wonder where all the non-Malays have gone.
After 1969, suddenly there was this attempt to recruit mostly Malays into the civil service.It is tragic that the civil service does not reflect the racial composition of the Malaysian population, as the predominant presence of only one race tends to engender a sub-culture that is antithetical to the evolution of a dynamic and efficient civil administration in the country.
Our school system is not as it used to be. The non-Malays prefer to send their children to vernacular schools, as the national schools have assumed an exclusively Malay character.Needless to say, national schools have become even less attractive to the non-Malays as English is no longer used in the teaching of mathematics and science.
The situation will be very different if all discriminatory practices in the education system were to be abolished, and a common system of education for all is adopted.
National unity is the one area that we cannot afford to ignore, and the real genesis of national unity, I submit, is from an unlikely source: Parliament, warts and all.
It is the Parliament that has the final say in charting the direction the country is heading to.We must have a strong and resolute government which recognises the needs of all Malaysians, and formulates the right policies for the propagation of a cohesive and integrated society.
If Parliament enacts laws that are just and fair for all Malaysians based on meritocracy and need, more than half the battle for national unity would be won.
In this respect, the rakyat as voters must realise that in the ultimate they alone hold the key to the future of this country.
We,INDIANMUSLIMS ARE NO BEGGERS Prof Datuk Rujhan Mustafa.dont’ fuck around with our contitution before we fuck you upside down takeawaythe word Islam from (UIAM)
ARTICLE 160 – CONSTITUTIONAL DEFINITION OF MALAY
First, the person must be one who professes to be a Muslim, habitually speaks the Malay language, and adheres to Malay customs.IT DID NOT SAY Untuk itu kami bergantung kepada maklumat Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) dan status Bumiputera tidak dipenuhi oleh ibu atau bapa Amirah, berikutan rekod JPN menyatakan ibu bapanya adalah India Muslim,”
*Ambil yang jernih..buang yg keruh…utk pengikut KIMMA..aku bukan anti KIMMA…juz aku perlu jaga indiamuslim.com.my
AMIRAH TIDAK PENUHI SYARAT
OLEH NIK SUKRY RAMLI
Hanya lulusan STPM, matrikulasi boleh ikuti pengajian perubatan IPTA
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti awam di negara ini hanya mengambil pelajar lulusan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) dan program matrikulasi bagi mengikuti pengajian bidang perubatan, kata Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT), Prof Datuk Rujhan Mustafa.
Sehubungan itu, katanya, pelajar cemerlang Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Amirah Farveen Basheer Ahamad, 18, tidak memenuhi syarat pengambilan program perubatan walaupun mendapat 9A dalam SPM lalu.
Katanya, semakan sudah dilakukan pihaknya melalui rekod Unit Pusat Universiti (UPU) dan mendapati Amirah menghantar permohonan bagi mengikuti pengajian dalam bidang perubatan di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) dan Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
“Kami mengambil kira semua faktor sebelum menerima atau menolak permohonan dikemukakan oleh semua calon. Dalam kes (Amirah) ini, ada beberapa faktor yang mengakibatkan beliau tidak ditawarkan memasuki mana-mana IPTA.
“Bagi permohonan ke UIAM dan UiTM, taraf kewarganegaraan diberi keutamaan. Untuk itu kami bergantung kepada maklumat Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) dan status Bumiputera tidak dipenuhi oleh ibu atau bapa Amirah, berikutan rekod JPN menyatakan ibu bapanya adalah India Muslim,” katanya ketika dihubungi Berita Harian, di sini semalam.
Beliau berkata demikian selepas diminta mengulas mengenai kekecewaan Amirah yang gagal melanjutkan pengajian ke IPTA.
Prof Rujhan berkata, permohonan Amirah ke USIM juga tidak dapat diproses dan diluluskan kerana beliau tidak mempunyai kepujian dalam subjek Bahasa Arab, dan markah diperoleh juga tidak mencapai markah maksimum ditetapkan untuk permohonan program dipilih.
Selain itu, katanya, proses pemilihan dan surat tawaran dikeluarkan berdasarkan pilihan calon, manakala tempat disediakan bagi kursus dipohon (Amirah) terhad sedangkan ramai calon berkelayakan memohon.
“Amirah bagaimanapun masih berpeluang untuk mencapai cita-citanya memperoleh ijazah perubatan dan seterusnya menjadi doktor dengan meneruskan persekolahan di tingkatan 6 atau mengikuti program persediaan di mana-mana institusi pengajian tinggi swasta (IPTS) seperti dilakukannya sekarang,” katanya.
Bekas pelajar Sekolah Menengah Ideal Heights, Bukit Idaman, Batu Caves, itu memperoleh 9A dalam mata pelajaran utama, antaranya Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Matematik, Kimia dan Biologi.
It will be a long time before we can get away from framing our discourse in terms of race and religion. I am confident we can, if we all focus on justice, democracy and freedom. These issues unite us all and make race and religion quite irrelevant. I do not deny that race and religion define who we are. But that should not divide us.
If unity is our objective, then we need to get out of the race-religion mindset and focus on our common quest for justice, democracy and freedom. The Indian versus Muslim kind of argument is not helpful. The Mamaks can be both. They are already Malaysians, only that today we are all led by a regime that still uses the divide and rule means to retain power and keep us separate, each in our own cubicle. After 52 years, one would have thought we would have overcome the issue of identity in our politics.–Din Merican
“I am a second generation Malaysian and I can safely say that from wedding rituals to the food we eat and the language we speak, we conform to Malay customs all the way.
“As such, Gepima is appealing to the government to streamline the laws and recognise Muslims born after independence as Malays in their birth certificate.
“We have been facing this problem for the past 50 years.
“We have written several letters to the National Registration Department but it keeps saying that it can’t do anything about this.”
Kader’s son, 24-year-old Syed Osman Mohamed, cited an incident last August when he went to the Registrar of Companies to apply for a business permit.
“In the forms that I filled up, I stated Malay as my race and Islam as my religion. But the officer called me up and asked me to change it to Indian, based on how I looked.
“He only had my MyKad and it does not state there whether I am Indian or not,” Syed Osman said.
“We feel uncomfortable to be known as Indians, because people automatically think we are Hindus when we are actually Muslim.”
Kader added that Muslims of Indian origin suffered an inferiority complex by being regarded as Indians.
“Our children do not even know how to speak Tamil.
“They only converse in Malay and our wives wear baju kurung or kebaya nowadays, no more the saree.”
A section of the ethnic Indian Muslim community living inMalaysia want to be known as Malays rather than Indians and have petitioned the government to streamline the laws accordingly.