On 18th January, last year, in a post, I asked this of the Malaysian Cosultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism ( MCCBCHST ) :
“Are they for ABU or for UMNO dulu, kini dan selama2nya?”
As I had noted in that post, ” forget the Islamic religious councils, departments and agencies, both federal and states.
We know where they stand on this issue.
In this regard, we can at least be thankful that the largest Islamic body in this country, albeit a political one, PAS, is firmly behind ABU.
What of the religious leaders of the other faiths?”
I still do not know if they stand with the rakyat or with UMNO.
On 19th April, last year, I posted here, in relation to the violent attack on our young occupiers at Dataran Merdeka, the following appeal to the leaders of MCCCBCHST :
“…will you not stand in solidarity with them? Shield them?”
My buddy, Zorro blogged last Saturday that “The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) celebrated worldwide, since its inception, will take place in early February. The Committee To Promote Understanding and Harmony Among Religious Adherents (Interfaith Committee) formed under the auspices of the National Unity and Integration Department, that comes under the Prime Minister’s Department, has scheduled a series of programmes to mark the event…
…We can be sure that Najib and other BN leaders WILL capitalise on the event and probably be waving 1Malaysia flags to attempt to portray their supposed caring attitude to Malaysians of all faiths, particularly with the General Elections just around the corner. And you can bet that the media and television crew will be in full attendance to highlight to all and sundry what supposedly caring leaders we have. Undoubtedly the Utusan, Harian, NST, Star, Sun (why not?) and even, yes, even the Malay Mail may front-page these events on 2nd and 3rd February.