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What will allow the pseudo-Islam noose to tighten round your secular neck? Your silence!

February 17, 2017


I would like to first refer to two very important court decisions in the late 80’s, to lend a context to what I want to say. First, the case of Jamaluddin Othman @ Jeshua Jamaluddin. A Malay, and presumably born in a Muslim family, Jamaluddin renounced Islam, embraced Christianity as his faith, and took the name Jeshua. […]

Ignore the hudud issue at your own peril

June 5, 2016


In 1988, the Federal Constitution was amended to introduce a new Article 121 (1A). The whys and wherefores for this amendment will have to be left to be discussed another day. Suffice to say for now that at the time the Bill was debated in Parliament, both Kit Siang and Karpal were in detention under […]

Why Muslims need a secular state

May 14, 2012


The title of this post is taken from the first chapter of an excellent book entitled “Islam and the secular state : Negotiating the future of syaria” by Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im. Those who are familiar with my understanding of Islam will know full well that I fully subscribe to the continuance of our secular […]

PAS masturbating as usual

May 14, 2012


“I’m told by the locals, including some of the Muslims, that the lifestyle of the majority in Labuan simply does not favour a PAS candidate. Notice how in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur in the 12th GE, of the 11 parliamentary seats there, PAS only contested and won in only 1 seat, that is, Titiwangsa? Might […]

Go on, take a peek at Nik Aziz’s hudud and see if you still want to remain silent on this issue

October 2, 2011


Malaysiakini yesterday reported that Nik Aziz hopes to see a 2/3 majority secured in Parliament so that hudud can be implemented throughout the country. More troubling, Malaysiakini’s Susan Loone quoted Nik Aziz as saying that at a “recent meeting between Pakatan Rakyat leaders in Selangor, the DAP, that fiercely opposed the law, had accepted Kelantan’s […]

Whilst the nation inches towards financial ruin…

September 27, 2011


I have to confess that most times that Arthur engages me on the global capital markets, much of what he says is Greek to me. Still very much a kampung boy, I guess. Not so kampung boy, though, that I cannot make out from this report in the Malaysianinsider that the attention of the whole […]

Who needs an Islamic state?

September 25, 2011


I posted this here on 23rd April, 2008. I am reproducing that post here as a timely reminder to PAS and ourselves. _______________________________ Well, PAS thinks we do. And if PAS had its way, we’d be an ‘Islamic State’ today. Whatever ‘Islamic State’ means. Hope PAS knows because I haven’t a clue although, looking around […]