Part 1 - The flip flop on national unity
On 6 May 2013 after GE13, Najib called for national reconciliation (here). Anwar did not bother. He went on protesting the election and slam Najib of all sorts.
But of course, Anwar went to Parliament to take oath as MP of Permatang Pauh and Opposition Leader.
Just days ago, this "statesman" (according to Nik Nazmi) said "Let’s work towards a national consensus". Read it here
What the .....@!#?
Part 2 - religion
You may or may not agree with PM's 10 point solution. But I was reliably informed that the 10 point solution was thoroughly discussed with Attorney General, Home Ministry. It was a very good solution especially for those in Sabah and Sarawak.
The issue on Bible in BM before GE13 was in Sabah and Sarawak. The Federal Government acknowledged the fact that our brothers and sisters in Sabah and Sarawak use BM as their lingua franca. I can confirm this. I spoke to a Chinese lady in BM to order a bowl of pork noodles in Sarawak. I ordered coffee from Kadazan people in Sabah using BM. No joke. The people there are more patriotic than Malaysian Chinese in Peninsular, if you ask me, language wise.
The 10-point solution
1. Bibles in all languages can be imported into the country, including Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia.
2. These Bibles can also be printed locally in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. This is a new development which should be welcomed by the Christian groups.
3. Bibles in indigenous languages of Sabah and Sarawak such as Iban, Kadazan-Dusun and Lun Bawang can also be printed locally and imported.
4. For Sabah and Sarawak, in recognition of the large Christian community in these states, there are no conditions attached to the importation and local printing of the Bible in all languages, including Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia and indigenous languages. There is no requirement for any stamp or serial number.
5. Taking into account the interest of the larger Muslim community, for Peninsular Malaysia, Bibles in Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia, imported or printed, must have the words “Christian Publication” and the cross sign printed on the front covers.
6. In the spirit of 1Malaysia and recognising that many people travel between Sabah and Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, there should be no prohibitions and restrictions for people who bring along their Bible and Christian materials on such travels.
7. A directive on the Bible has been issued by the Ketua Setiausaha (KSU) of the Home Ministry to ensure proper implementation of this Cabinet decision. Failure to comply will subject the officers to disciplinary action under the General Orders. A comprehensive briefing by top officials, including the Attorney-General (AG), will be given to all relevant civil servants to ensure good understanding and proper implementation of the directive.
8. For the impounded Bibles in Kuching, Gideon, the importer can collect all the 30,000 Bibles free of charge. We undertake to ensure the parties involved are reimbursed. The same offer remains available for the importer of the 5,100 Bibles in Port Klang, which have already been collected by the Bible Society Malaysia (BSM) last week.
9. Beyond the Bible issue, the Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to work with the Christian groups and all the different religious groups in order to address inter-religious issues and work towards the fulfilment of all religious aspirations in accordance with the Constitution, taking into account the other relevant laws of the country. In order to bring urgency to this work, the Prime Minister will meet the representatives of the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) soon to discuss the way forward.
10. The Christian ministers in the Cabinet will meet on a regular basis with representatives of the various Christian groups in order to discuss their issues and work with the relevant ministries and the PM in order to resolve them.
Then, all three of them seemed to have lost their voice ever since Anwar said here "Three DAP assemblymen were premature in calling for changes to the Selangor enactment at the centre of the worsening “Allah” row in the state".
Just two days ago, Najib said that the use of the word 'Allah' is clearly spelt in the 10 point solution agreed on by the Federal Government in 2011. This was also endorsed by the Supreme Council of UMNO. Yes, UMNO.
PM has reiterated his stand in the 10 point solution. This is enforced in all Federal territories and in States where matters as such are governed by Federal laws.
In my opinion, the recent seizure of Bibles is an isolated case in Selangor. If you read THIS article, Bible Society Malaysia Chairman said "Organisations like the Bible Society of Malaysia are caught in the middle when state governments do not recognise or endorse federal agreements. We hope that the Selangor state government will consider endorsing the 10-point solution and resolve this issue. BSM will not pursue legal redress if the Selangor government endorses the 10-point solution as that is good enough for us."
I have a few questions:
- What else do you want PM to say?
- What else do you want PM to do?
- Why don't we ask the question on how many BM Bibles were printed and/or imported into Malaysia especially in Sabah and Sarawak?
- What happened to the DAP trio's proposal?
I have not heard a single word from them since Anwar gagged them. Ask Anwar to give us his 10-point solutions then!
Part 3 - Mockery of a democratic election process
The privatisation of PKR and our election system began in Jul 2008 when Wan Azizah (the God sent wife) resigned as MP of Permatang Pauh to allow Anwar Ibrahim to contest the seat. Anwar Ibrahim won the by election.
Today, 27 Jan 2014, Kajang assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh submitted his resignation as elected representative of Kajang to Selangor Speaker YB Hannah Yeoh.
Anyone knows why?
I was surprised when I read news in the past week that Anwar could end up being the new MB of Selangor soon. He would rather takeover the post as MB than throw his weight behind Azmin Ali, his loyal General since Anwar's days in UMNO and Ministry of Finance.
If Anwar is the new candidate for the Kajang by election, should we not ask what is the deal with Lee Chin Cheh? How was he "compensated"? The people deserve to know!
This is political prostitution!
By-elections are not meant to satisfy political ambitions and greed. A great amount of resources - labor, financial and time - are involved in every single election and by-elections.
Sudahlah. I am getting tired of Anwar Ibrahim. I have had enough. The next person who tells me that Anwar is a hero and a Statesman, will get a tight slap from me.