Happy Mother’s Day, Mummy Dearest

Mummy Day

No matter how young, how old.
We will always be your child, your gold.

We will remember your sacrifices of old.
Giving that came from your heart of gold.

Mummy heard our heart beat when we first cried.
Mummy sang in delight when we first smiled.

Now that you are filled with years and old,
You have become our moments of gold.

No words can describe your devotion.
No challenges can unravel your love.

No matter how wide is the widest ocean.
Mummy is so close, you are the one we love.

Thank you Daddy for choosing Mummy.
You are both the reason we are here in this world.

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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.

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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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You Are My Special Child

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Amidst the roaring waves of the turbulent sea,

I heard the golden sunshine calling out to me.

The radiance of the sun warmly embraced me.

This voice would say, “You are my special child.”

 

I was searching for my destination along this way.

I never knew that I would be loved in such a way.

To all of you who specially touched my heart, my life.

You left an indelible mark in my journey of life.
~ Awakening Moses Wong

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STOP CHILD MARRIAGE

Malaysia is not alone in facing the affliction of pedophilia and child rape. It is a scourge to our civilized society.

In the backdrop of increasing statutory rape of minors, this is what PAS’ Ulama Council Information Chief has to say.

Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali preposterously proposed that the under-aged Muslim victim should be married off to her Muslim rapist.

 

Stop child marriage

 

 

Just imagine – this is the best solution that the PAS’ council of religious scholars can come up with.

What about protecting our children? What about their primary, secondary and tertiary education?

What about a custodial sentence as to warn off other potential pedophiles?

To send a clear message to the child rapists to stop screwing our children.

Europe child marriage
* This is happening in Europe where immigrants insist on marrying child brides.

 

PAS is also tabling a private member bill (RUU-355) in the Malaysian Parliament to increase Hudud punishments.

Like 100 lashes of cane for offenders of premarital sex. Gay sex, incest and adultery will also see increased punishments. Ingenious, right?

Stop! Let us all be sensible for two moments.

Moral misbehavior is the failure of religious education or family upbringing.

If the PAS-controlled Kelantan with religious education – had a higher rate of illicit sex offences – compared to the Kafir or non-believers in Malaysia – what does that tell you?

PAS had failed miserably!!!

PAS had been too busy playing politics!!!

Some speculate that PAS is tabling Act 355 with the motive to divert attention from its dismal failure in managing its home state Kelantan.

Yes, Kelantan carries the dubious honour of sky-high rate of drug abuse, illicit sex and AIDS infection among the Malay states. Sad indeed.

GE14 is due in the next 12 months. It’s time to change the balance of power in Kelantan.

Hopefully, new leadership will rejuvenate the people and resolve its social ills.

To the people of Kelantan – how about dumping PAS and giving UMNO a try? Seriously.

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The Status Of Muslim Women Under PAS

PAS’ Ulama Council have suggested that a Muslim women’s place is preferably at home.

This infers that their priority is in making babies and functioning as mothers and wives.

The Ulama Council refers to the council of religious scholars who makes guiding decisions in the political Islamic party.

The view was expressed by PAS’ Ulama Council Information Chief Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali.

 

PAS Ulama Council information chief, Dr Mohd Khairuddin

* Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali who is also the Member of Parliament for Kuala Nerus.

 

But is PAS aware that women make up half of the Malaysian workforce?

Even 70% of Malay undergraduates are females. Incidentally, where are the Malay males?

How could a Malay family survive on a single paycheck?

Who is suffering most from the sky-rocketing cost of living and corruption-rife economy?

Many are struggling to put food on the table and saving for their children’s education.

PAS’ leaders are unable to understand the feelings of the urban Malays.

They have lost touch with the ordinary Malays who are living in the modern world.

 

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First Ever Female Syariah High Court Judges In Malaysia

Selangor created history when two Muslim women were appointed Syariah High Court judges last year in June.

This appointment was warmly welcomed and which represents an unprecedented move by the Sultan of Selangor.

His Royal Majesty loves and deeply cares for Selangorians his subjects. Selangor is the most progressive and prosperous state in federation of Malaysia.

 

Syariah Women Judges

 

 

The appointment of the two women judges provided a perception of empathy and understanding especially in cases involving women.

Some cases involve polygamy, divorce, child marriage, incest and domestic violence which also happens in the rest of the world.

 

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