“Daulat Tuanku.” “Long Live The King.”

Monday, 24th April 2017

27 Rejab 1438

This blessed day marks the royal coronation of His Royal Majesty The King Of Malaysia.



His Royal Majesty Sultan Muhammad V, The Supreme Ruler Of Malaysia, DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG.

This auspicious date was also chosen to coincide with the Islamic calendar of Israq and Mikraj which is a physical and spiritual journey.

It speaks of the journey and ascension of PROPHET MUHAMMAD through the seven levels of heaven to meet with ALLAH his Creator.

This reflects on His Royal Majesty’s deep devotion to ISLAM and his desire to rule the nation of Malaysia with righteousness and justice.

Malaysia is richly blessed with the righteous rule of the 15th AGONG since the founding of the Federation of the Malay states in 1957.

The coronation ceremony was an awesome sight to behold, a breath-taking and majestic moment of history in-the-making.

The illuminating presence of the seven Sultans and two crown princes of the nine Malay states in Malaysia.

Their Royal Majesties resplendent in royal regalia with embroidery of gold threads. Befitting to the much loved Malay Sultanage.


Most of all, the splendour of the new King, the countenance of His Royal Majesty filled the palace courts with a golden glow.


The Grand Chamberlain of The Royal Palace presented a golden copy of the AL-QU’RAN to His Royal Majesty at the beginning of the ceremony.

His Royal Majesty kissed the AL-QU’RAN with devotion – this was a meaningful and symbolic gesture.

It depicts the role of the King as HEAD of the Islamic religion of the Federal Territories and four states that do not have a Malay Sultan.

The royal emblems, the ceremonial mace and sceptres of authority of the Malay civilization made its rare appearance on this special day.

Signifying the royal nobility and glorious splendour of His Royal Majesty as chosen by ALLAH to rule over the nation of Malaysia.

* COGAN ALAM, the sceptre of the universe.

* COGAN AGAMA, the sceptre of the religion of ISLAM.

* KERIS PENDEK DIRAJA, the King’s Royal Dagger.

* KERIS PANJANG DIRAJA, the Govermental Royal Dagger.

* GOLDEN AL-QU’RAN, the glorious revelation of ISLAM.



The divine moment arrived when His Royal Majesty took his oath of office effective for the next five years.


Simultaneously, the throne room was resounding with shouts of joy and pride “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”.

Then the melodious music of “NEGARAKU” the national anthem was played with the finest 21-gun salute of the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment in accompaniment.

This was followed by the long-awaited proclaimation of the royal coronation of Malaysia’s DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG, SULTAN MUHAMMAD V.


Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Razak extended his congratulations speech to the newly coronated YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG.

The Prime Minister as representing the government, security forces, civil servants and the people of Malaysia – solemnly pledged his oath of allegiance to His Royal Majesty.

His Royal Majesty then delivered his Royal Address before the recital of prayers which concluded the coronation ceremony.



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~ As seen through the eyes of Moses Wong. A blessed citizen of Malaysia.

My sincere appreciation to Bernama & The Star for photos of the historical moments.


Daulat Tuanku, Keagongan Tuanku Keemasan Gemilang


Sopan santun budaya perwira Melayu,

Setia mempertahankan takhta RAJA MELAYU.

Denyutan jantung menjunjung kasih TUANKU,

Patik rela mengorban segalanya demi TUANKU.


Dimana rakyat menderita penyamun memerangkap,

Disitu keRAJAan TUANKU, pengganas ditangkap.

RAJA MELAYU jelas penyayang, pelindung rakyat.

Keamanan terjamin, ditakdir kemakmuran rakyat.


Rakyat Malaysia sekian menyanjungi tinggi TUANKU.

Kami berdoa ALLAH memberkati pemerintahan TUANKU.




~ Hasil penulisan Moses Wong

~ Penghargaan gambar kepada Bernama

We Ask Hadi To Fulfill His Promises

I, Moses Wong representing Malaysians, makes a sincere invitation to PAS President YB Datuk Seri Hadi Awang after hearing his speech here.

We hope that you – as an eminent PAS leader – will deliver on your promises made in your speech to all Malaysians of different religions.

This is to give an explanation of Act 355 and various questions about the type of Islam as advocated by your party PAS.

Your open attitude will be most welcomed especially in the period of these 3 months. At which time, Parliament will resume in July 2017.

So the said questions will be displayed in this blog AWAKENING9. Thank you.

Hadi Must Fulfill His Promise

Translation Of Hadi’s Speech
< “Why postpone the Parliamentary debate? The Speaker closed the session, the debate in the next Parliament session (in 3 months time). Why? Because we want to give an opportunity to non-Muslims.

We are ready to attend (any event), which is set … not for debate, not for disputation. I am ready to give explanation to them. Isha-Allah. This is for the non-Muslims.

< Hadi speaks in Terengganu dialect. Transcript cannot be made here due to lack of clarity. Referring to Muslims. >

WE WILL ENGAGE THE NON-MUSLIMS ONLY. I said in Parliament that day. We (the Malays) consider the non-Muslims as our brothers in the community. The Chinese, the Indians who are non-Muslims, they are our brothers … our friends.


And finally, I would very much like to thank all gathered here, who are present on this night, those providing support … those from PAS, from UMNO, from NGOs, from the Judiciary, the Attorney General’s Chambers, lawyers,


including those giving cooperation for uplifting the Bill 355. May Allah reward all of you. We hope that Act 355 will unite the Muslims …

This is the concluding wisdom. Now, we know who the enemies of Islam, who are the friends of Muslims.” >

Sila Hadi Mempertunaikan Janjimu

Saya yang bernama Moses Wong mewakili rakyat Malaysia membuat satu jemputan ikhlas kepada Presiden PAS YB Datuk Seri Hadi Awang setelah mendengar ucapannya disini.

Semoga beliau sebagai pemimpin PAS akan menunaikan janji-janjinya dalam ucapannya kepada semua rakyat Malaysia yang pelbagai agama.

Ini adalah untuk memberi penjelasan mengenai Akta 355 dan pelbagai soalan mengenai jenis Islam yang diperjuangkan oleh parti PAS.

Sikap yang terbuka beliau dialu-alukan terutamanya dalam tempuh 3 bulan ini. Setakat itu, persidangan Parliament akan bermula semula pada Julai 2017.

Maka soalan-soalan tersebut akan dipamirkan dalam blog ini AWAKENING9. Terima kasih.

Hadi Must Fulfill His Promise
Catatan Ucapan Hadi

< “Mengapa ditangguhkan perbahasan? Speaker terus tutup, perbahasan di sidang yang akan datang (tempuh 3 bulan lagi). Mengapa? Kerana hendak memberi peluang kepada orang bukan Islam.

Kita bersedia untuk hadir mana-mana (jemputan) yang diatur… bukan ajak debat, bukan ajak bahas. Bersedia untuk memberi penjelasan kepada mereka. Isya-Allah. Ini orang bukan Islam.

< Hadi bercakap dalam logat Trengganu. Catatan tidak dapat dibuat disini kerana tidak jelas. Rujukan Hadi mengenai orang Islam. >

Kita ambik orang bukan Islam sahaja. Saya sebut dalam Parliamen hari itu. Kita (orang Melayu) menganggap orang bukan Islam adalah saudara kita dalam masyarakat. Orang Cina, orang India yang bukan Islam adalah saudara
kita… sahabat kita.


Dan akhirnya, saya mengucapkan banyak-banyak terima kasih kepada semua yang berhimpun, yang hadir pada malam ini, yang memberi sokongan… ada dari PAS, dari UMNO, daripada NGO, daripada Jabatan Kehakiman, Jabatan Peguam Negara, peguam-peguam,


termasuk yang beri kerjasama untuk kita angkatkan 355 ini. Mudah-mudah Allah memberi pahala kepada semua. Kita harap supaya 355 dapat menyatukan umat Islam…

Hikmatnya, kita tahu siapa musuh Islam, siapa kawan orang Islam.” >

Congratulations Hadi For Tabling RUU355

Opposition Islamist Leader/ PAS President Hadi Awang was successful in tabling a private member bill in the Malaysian Parliament on Thurday, 6th April 2017.

This was a day full of ironic moments. Political analysts will be busy deciphering for hidden insights.

1. This was the first time that the current Parliament Speaker Pandikar Amin (BN) allowed a private member bill. He is from the same party UMNO as is Malaysia PM Najib Razak.

2. The opposition-sponsored Islamic bill was tabled followed by speeches from PAS President Hadi Awang and PAS Secretary General Takiyuddin Hassan.

3. NO DEBATES BY MPS WERE ALLOWED. NO VOTING EITHER. After which, the Speaker adjourned the Parliamentary sitting until 24th July 2017.

Hadi in Parliament


4. This use (or abuse) of power was unprecedented by the Speaker. No prior notice was given to the opposition law-makers or Members of Parliament. The Speaker insisted that he was no bloody fool.

5. Incidentally, the ruling coalition (BN) lost the popular vote but won the last general elections (GE13). GE14 should be due in another 12 months.

6. BN’s previous election platform was “diversity” in a multi-religious populace – with “Moderate Islam” as a leadership anchor.

7. The Islamic Bill RUU355 proposes harsh punishments like 100 lashes of the cane and 30 years imprisonment. However, not all offences are clearly defined. Some critics say it is akin to being a blank cek/ cheque.

8. Concerned citizens should now be asking – is Malaysia still anchored on “Moderate Islam” or “Wasathiyah”? Can we expect our politicians to keep election promises in Malaysia?

9. Umno is seen as the dominant partner in the multi-religious ruling coalition. Is Umno abandoning its traditional allies to flirt with opposition Islamist PAS?

10. Malaysia is moving into uncharted and perilous waters. A dark storm is  surely looming ahead.


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I really miss you.

I have taken a 2 weeks hiatus from blogging my thoughts. Please accept my sincere apologies. Let me think of some reasons to give you:-

  1. Silence speaks louder than words.
  2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  3. I really miss you. That’s why I’m back.

There were some urgent issues that I had to deal with. I detected a security intrusion into my Gmail account.

If the hacking was left untreated, it could blow up in my face.

Guess what? The intruder could well be reading my blog now.

But no worries. I don’t have any skeletons in my closet. Or nude pictures of myself. They probably picked the wrong target.

So I had to rethink my approach to blogging. I had to identify security weaknesses.

My WordPress blog & Facebook profile & other social media are my professional identity. No compromises.

Perhaps I will share my (amateur) tips with you. No, better still – we can swap notes. Then we can become friends. Cool.

I had to patch things up. But it just took some time.  My sincere apologies again.

Great to be back. Right now, my thoughts are like … the rivers of water overflowing the dam. So get ready.

I really miss you.

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Will RUU355 Affect The Prestige And Powers Of The Malay Sultans?


* A few days ago, Ex-Member of Parliament Tawfik Ismail filed a lawsuit.

* The court papers were served to the Parliament Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin (BN).

* Seeking the court’s declaration that the proposed RUU355 were done with irregularities.

* PAS carelessly neglected to obtain the prior approval of the Conference of Rulers/ Majlis Raja-Raja.

* The nine Malay Sultans are the head of the religion of Islam in their respective STATES.

* The administration of Islamic matters are the sole and exclusive prerogative of the Sultan in his own STATE.

2. Aliran

< “In Malaysia, Islam is a STATE matter. The Sultan is the head of religion in his own STATE. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the head of religion in his own STATE as well as the head of religion in the Federal Territories and all STATES without a Sultan. Since religion is a STATE matter, family and personal laws governing Muslims as well as laws relating to religious offences are promulgated by the respective STATES in the Federation, rather than by Parliament. Parliament can only pass legislation on such matters when it comes to the Federal Territories. The manner in which Islamic affairs are organized at the STATE level is laid out in the Administration of Muslim Law Enactments. These STATE-based Enactments are generally similar in content – but not identical to one another.” >


3. RPK RUU355

My comments:-
Many of us have been caught up by this idea popularized by RPK, the King of Bloggers. He says that RUU355 is down to “Muslims versus non-Muslims”. But, is it really true?

The haze is starting to dissipate and the dust is settling down.

Now, RUU355 is beginning to look like a battle between “The Malay Politicians and the Malay Royalists”. (The rulers themselves will never get involved in politics.)

Religion is only the packaging. It is about WHO WINS POWER and who loses power after the enactment of RUU355.

The sooner this realization sinks in, the sooner the shape of the battle will change strategically.

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Did RPK Bite Off More Than He Could Chew?

The King of bloggers strikes again. Raja Petra Kamaruddin fondly known as “RPK” made some serious allegations on his webpage Malaysia Today.

RPK’s article in question.

His targets ~
* DAP Supremos ~ Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng
* The Malaysian Insight Founder ~ Jahabar Sadiq

Apandi Ali

The Collateral Damage
Malaysia’s Attorney General The Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi bin Haji Ali.

What RPK actually said,

<“The RM40 million is not just to finance The Malaysian Insight. It is a ‘package deal’ that Kit Siang made with Jahabar Sadiq to get him to use to his brother-in-law, Mohamed Apandi Ali, the Attorney General, to keep Guan Eng out of jail.

….. An even bigger question is will Apandi dare get Guan Eng acquitted? The evidence against Guan Eng is air-tight and there is no way he can escape. The only way Guan Eng can escape would be if Apandi rigged his trial.”>


How will AG Apandi Ali respond to the blogger’s insinuation to his integrity? What about protecting the integrity of the justice system in Malaysia?

We should not prejudge or rule out anything yet. Just patiently wait and see.

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Act 355 does not apply to non-Muslims. True or false?

Some Malaysian politicians want the Islamic Courts’ sentencing power to be expanded. That is to amend the enactment Act 355 of the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

Soon, religious police will roam the streets and storm private bedrooms to ensure that Muslims do not misbehave. What use is the legislation of Act 355 if it is not enforced at all?

* 3 years to 30 years jail. Increase of 1,000%
* RM5,000 to RM100,000 fine. Increase of 2,000%
* 6 strokes to 100 strokes of the cane. Increase of 1,666%

We have heard of the reputation of the Mutaween vice squad in Saudi Arabia. They are on fire with incorruptible zeal.

Link to Mutaween. https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Mutaween

This has created feelings of unrest among non-Muslims and Muslims alike. PAS politicians have been struggling to explain that the empowerment of Act 355 does not apply to non-Muslims.


Even former Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim had this to say, “The RUU 355 does not involve the non-Muslims at all. Why should they worry?”

Well, that is the truth but with a ‘twist’.

It is said that the Syariah Courts in PAS-ruled Kelantan are only for Muslims. By the way, this is PAS’ own version of the law as it so interpreted.

Non-Muslims cannot appear before Syariah Judges or seek legal redress in Syariah Courts for grievances afflicted by Muslims upon non-Muslims. Unless they convert to Islam.

The testimony of non-Muslim witnesses are also not accepted. Thus inferring that even a non-Muslim public official of integrity – his solemn statement made under oath is almost worthless.

Some reports also suggested that the testimony of a female Muslim witness is worth only half the value of a Muslim man. The reasons for this gender bias is still unclear.

An empowered Islamic Act 355 will create a dual legal system in Malaysia. One code draws from the Qu’ran and the Hadiths’ text from the 7th century.

The other civil code is open and inclusive – drawing from the best judgments of the judicial minds in the Commonwealth.

Whether the Islamic system can co-exist coherently with the civil system remains to be seen.

Khalid Bakar


Even our IGP Tan Sri Khalid Bakar had his moments of uncertainty. It so happened when there were two conflicting court orders from the Syariah Court and the Civil Court respectively. Which one court order should the police enforce?

This was in the case of a divorce cum child custody case where the husband was a Muslim convert and the wife a Hindu. The marriage was consumnated under Hindu rites when both were still Hindus.

Former CJ Ahmad Fairuz said that anything that is in contradiction to Islam or anything that went against Islamic laws’ main sources, which are the Quran and Sunnah, is unconstitutional. This was his personal interpretation.

Former CJ speaks to NST.  http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/03/224249/laws-contradiction-islamic-laws-are-void-says-former-chief-justice

Remember this. When your former Chief Justice tells you that Act 355 does not “involve” non-Muslims, it doesn’t mean that it will not “affect” non-Muslims.

Finally, do you see the ‘twist’?

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The Malays’ Political Thinking

The Malay cum Muslim populace in Malaysia can sustain diverse views in the school of political thought. It is unimaginable yet the facts are clearly plausible.

From left-wing to right-wing politics, the Malays have been there.

From the royalists to the career politicians, the Malays have been there.

From communism (during Chin Ping’s time) to capitalistic wheeling-and-dealing politics (1MDB), the Malays have been there.

Malay cum Muslim


Royalty, religion and rich privileges of bumiputras (sons of soil) are the hallmark of Malay politics.

When these attributes are perceived to be threatened, the Malays will quickly close ranks. It is always inevitable.

Opposition politicians are too often labelled as “anti-Islam” or “anti-Bumiputra” whenever they raise issues in Parliament.

It worked and too often in the past. But due to over-dose and over-usage of the formula, a counter effect is now starting to take place.

The chasm is growing, deepening and widening in the potpourri of politics. Hard questions are now being asked increasingly in social media.

What is the degree of entitlements allowed – that millions of development dollars (ringgit) can go missing and unaccounted for? When will this vaporization of millions even billions; be reclassified as corruption?

Does the Government’s interpretation of Islamic tenets reflect the core values of religion which can be applied in the current social context? Which will win … the 21st century or the 7th century?

Recently, the Barisan Nasional proposed to take over Hadi’s Islamic bill RUU355 for tabling in Parliament. The other BN component parties then overwhelmingly out-voted the Umno leaders.

Does this message need to become any clearer?

Is there any more hope for reconciliation?

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