MCA President Chua Soi Lek playing destructive role of Utusan Malaysia seeking to frighten Chinese voters with lies and falsehoods in the same manner Utusan trying to scare Malay voter
Events of the last few weeks have once again thrown into sharp relief why numerous commentators across the political divide, ideologies & cultures worry greatly about Islam. Some do not just worry; they fear.They worry about and fear an ideology that apparently simply because they have a difference of opinion or interpretation.They worry about an ideology that considers half of humanity somehow “lesser” than the other half[iii];What do the Muftis and the Imams have to say on all this? The vast majority keep quiet; some call for more “retribution” so the “infidels” can be taught a lesson. How can a religion whose leaders and followers openly call for the death of an alleged “blasphemist” call itself a “religion of peace”[viii]? Or is it “peace” only on our terms – and of our choosing?
A Pakistani mob has taken a man accused of blasphemy from a police station and burnt him to death, police say.
The man was being held for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran in public. The incident took place on the outskirts of Bahawalpur, in Punjab province.
Witnesses said hundreds of people looked on as he screamed for help.
Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law imposes the death penalty for insulting Islam, but it is rarely carried out.
The area where the lynching took place is home to hundreds of madrassas – religious schools – run by radical Islamist or sectarian groups.
Police said they detained the man after locals complained that he had desecrated the Koran.
But before the allegation could be investigated, thousands of angry people surrounded the police station, police said.
“They were demanding that we kill him in front of them, or they’ll take him away and kill him themselves,” police inspector Ghulam Mohiuddin told the BBC.
After officers unsuccessfully tried to calm the crowd, it attacked the station, as police tried to disperse it with tear gas. Several policemen were wounded in the violence.
The mob put up roadblocks to prevent police reinforcements from reaching the area, officers said.
“We were totally outnumbered. There were too many of them and they were hysterical. Eventually, they succeeded in taking him away,” said one.
The man was reportedly beaten and dragged to the spot where he is said to have desecrated the Koran.
The mob then poured petrol on him and set him on fire, according to witnesses.
Police say they are trying to identify the victim, who was said to be mentally unstable.
“The man had no idea what was going on,” said an official.
“While he was in our custody, he kept laughing and chanting.”
A case has been registered against unknown attackers. No arrests have been made yet.
The MCA President Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek is playing the destructive role of Utusan Malaysia seeking to frighten Chinese voters with lies and falsehoods in the same manner Utusan has been trying in the past three years to scare Malay voters with its daily staple of lies and falsehoods.
The role of Utusan Malaysia, the official organ of UMNO, is to violate all ethics of journalism to systematically and unconscionably concoct and dispense lies and falsehoods about the DAP and the Pakatan Rakyat to stampede the Malay voters to vote solidly for UMNO.Innocence of Muslims: How fiction creates realityWe live in a world where the cultural production of symbols shapes who we are, what we do in our lives,
But some researchers have blamed the Umno-led counter-procession that began at the residence of then Selangor mentri besar Datuk Harun Idris for the violence.A conspiracy theory explains an event as being the result of an alleged plot by a covert group or organization or, more broadly, the idea that important political, social or economic events are the products of secret plots that are largely unknown to the general publi
“Bersih condemns any act of violence by any quarters. I would say the 250,000 people yesterday came in peace and did not come for violence.
“All purported acts of violence only took place after teargas was fired. Until then, we had full control of the situation before it all went awry,” she said.
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“It is preposterous for the Pakatan state government to come up with such guidelines, ignoring the rights of the Chinese community and other non-Muslims,” he said, adding that the instruction from Alor Setar mayor Mat Noh Ahmad was made “even without any amendments to the Constitution”, in an apparent reference to the argument that the Federal Constitution must be amended if Islamic criminal laws were to be introduced.
“This is against the interest of the non-Muslims, and will even affect the state’s economic development,” he added.
But the focus of the party’s latest attack appears to be Islamic values, and Loh did not mince his words voicing displeasure over a statement by PAS president Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Abdul Awang encouraging the incorporation of Islamic values in governance.
“…They will use the principles of the Koran [sic], and Islamic ethics and values into the nation’s economic, social, and political culture,” he wrote, using the archaic English spelling for the Muslim holy book.
“Thus I urge the Chinese community to not be fooled by PAS, and to not think that DAP representatives can prevent PAS from achieving their goal of hudud law if Pakatan takes over Putrajaya,” the statement added.
Nasrudin recalled a series of comments touching on Islam by the MCA leader, including his infamous remarks questioning Muslim women who prefer not to have skin contact with the opposite sex.
Apart from this, Chua was slammed by Muslims when in 2010 he linked corruption in Muslim countries to the fact that they were Muslim-majority nations. Later that year, during a visit to Kota Bharu, he expressed disappointment that shops there were closed for Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration.
More recently, Nasrudin said other MCA leaders have also joined Chua in making Islamophobic statements.
In August, Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai voiced out against any attempt at forming an Islamic government during the state MCA convention in August. Earlier this year, Tourism minister Ng Yen Yen criticised the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) for disallowing Muslims from working at outlets serving liquor, while former Subang Jaya state representative from MCA Lee Hwa Beng was on record saying that Islamic state would impose ban on all other religions.
“The latest is by Kedah MCA chairman Chong Itt Chew who questions and mocks Alor Setar Municipal Council’s dress code requiring decent attire for models on advertisement billboards,” said Nasrudin.
“What is unfortunate is the fact that UMNO has kept silent in the face of its close ally MCA continously insulting and ridiculing Islam.”
The Barisan Nasional government has never raised the issue of hudud, the Islamic penal code, to be carried out in multi-religious Malaysia, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz told Sin Chew Daily in an interview published today.
Hudud has remained a sensitive touch point in Southeast Asia’s third largest economy, which has a 60 per cent Muslim population with political parties continuing to spar over the subject in the run-up to the 13th general elections.
The idea of having an Islamic criminal code has been used to either scare away the minority Chinese voters, or shore up support among the majority Malay-Muslim community, which is split three-ways among the ruling BN’s mainstay and the country’s biggest Malay party, Umno and the opposition’s Islamist PAS and PKR, seen as an urban liberal party.
“We don’t have to say anything, look at our past record, we have never brought up this topic,” Nazri told the Chinese-language daily in an interview published today.
In June, a Johor Umno state assemblyman had proposed that hudud laws be carried out on Muslims and non-Muslims alike in the whole state, which immediately caused MCA to threaten to leave BN if the coalition implements the Islamic laws.
Kelantan and Terengganu have passed hudud as laws, but these laws have yet to be enforced because they go against the Federal Constitution.
MCA had previously warned that Muslim MPs would unite to amend the constitution in favour of hudud if Pakatan Rakyat takes over, but DAP’s Lim Kit Siang had dismissed it as a “lie” to stop the Chinese community from voting for the opposition.
Lim had said that there were only 130 Muslim MPs in the country, while 148 MPs are needed to make up the two-thirds majority for a constitutional amendment.
MCA had also repeatedly used the issue in its bid to drive a wedge between PAS and DAP, two parties in the Pakatan Rakyat federal opposition pact.
PAS has expressed its support for the implementation of hudud law, but DAP has said that it can only be done in a “Islamic state”, pointing out that the Federal Constitution states that Malaysia is a secular country.
BN has often pointed to the differing views of PAS and DAP on hudud as proof that PR is not united.
When asked to comment on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad saying BN’s hudud and PAS’ brand of hudud is different, Nazri asked: “Who is he? He is only the former prime minister, this is a country with freedom of speech, he can say anything.”
Dr Mahathir, who is also the former BN and Umno president, was previously reported as saying that PAS could realise its goal to set up an Islamic state and carry out hudud if it joined Umno in a bid to woo the Islamist party to the BN’s side.
The controversy prompted PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang to rise to its ally’s defence, pointing out that while the DAP opposed hudud, Umno had already rejected its implementation.