Will the MCCBCHST stand with the rakyat and hartal the planned World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations?

Posted on January 28, 2013




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.

Do you?

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?”

No show.

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.

Representing the non-Muslims in the Interfaith Committee are representatives of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST).
Considering the current  fuss over the use of ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims and the inaction of Government leaders, particularly the Prime Minister, in dealing with the
blatant provocation by Perkasa and others to the non-Muslims including the threat to burn copies of the Bible, should not the representatives of the MCCBCHST
totally boycott all activities of the Interfaith Committee including the programme for the World Interfaith Harmony Week until Perkasa and the like are made an
example of and adequately and suitably dealt with?”
With the rakyat or UMNO / BN?