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Posted: 24 Oct 2013 05:06 PM PDT
From a constitutional perspective, the three judgments are poorly reasoned, the law misread and conclusions reached which will baffle any right-thinking student anywhere in the common law.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 04:55 PM PDT
The said officer is PM's speechwriter, Khairul Annas Jusoh. His ex-wife was Syarifah Nabila Sara bin Dato Syed Abdul Rahman.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 01:17 PM PDT
I said these things:
I agree to Islamic laws as long as they do not contradict our present constitution. 2) I agree to the bigger agenda of Islamic law of establishing a state founded on the principle of the rule of law. 3. I will not object if the laws do not tyrannize others not of Muslim faith.
How are these objectionable? These are the things I said in response to questions asked by a reporter.
To Muslim conservatives, if these views cannot be pigeonholed into specific categories, it is because of my own shortcomings. To secular politicians if they appear alarmingly Islamist, the fright is unnecessary.
Let me offer a more sophisticated explanation.
There seem to be misplaced furor and confusion over statements attributed to me on the implementation of Islamic laws. As I see statements going around especially from people remote from what actually transpired and the absurd and the manic responses arising thereafter, I am now convinced that in general, there is a morbid and irrational fear about anything said in relation to Islam and Islamic laws. Perhaps this morbidity and irrationality and regrettably manic disposition stem from years of self-induced personal bigotry. But perhaps also because Muslims have themselves to blame for so much negativity about them. But that is another subject matter.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 01:10 PM PDT
Announcements and prayers. The pastors and leaders advised those who were assembled to remain calm. They prayed for guidance on whether the Catholic church should appeal the decision, and whether other Christian groups should join as interveners.
Malay songs. In their non-Malay services, they included Malay songs. One of the songs was "Kau Yang Terindah":
Kau yang terindah di dalam hidup ini
Tiada Allah Tuhan yang seperti Engkau
Besar perkasa penuh kemuliaan
Kau yang termanis di dalam hidup ini
Ku cinta Kau lebih dari segalanya
Besar kasih setiaMu kepadaku
Kusembah Kau ya Allahku
Kutinggikan namaMu selalu
Tiada lutut tak bertelut
Menyembah Yesus Tuhan Rajaku
Kusembah Kau ya Allahku
Kutinggikan namaMu selalu
Semua lidah 'kan mengaku
Engkaulah Yesus Tuhan RajaKu
Older church members usually sing Malay songs grumpily. Though millions of Malays have been educated in Malaysian Christian schools, almost no Malays have become Christians. So, except for East Malaysians, no native-Malay speakers attend Sunday services in West Malaysian churches. Therefore, the older members think there is no need to use Malay. (They 'tolerate' Malay because their children are fluent in Malay.)
The Sunday after the CoA decision was unusual. The older members didn't frown or strain when the Malay songs were sung. They not only stood up with the younger members to sing. They even looked happy when the Malay songs were sung, repeatedly.
The quality of the singing was poorer than usual, because the older members pronounce Malay words badly. Yet, no one seemed to mind. Even the worship leaders who normally twist their faces when the assembled people sing poorly, seemed happy.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 08:41 AM PDT
Many political analyst just analyze the outcome of the latest MCA EGM through just looking at Resolution 1 while neglecting Resolution 2, 3 and 4. Resolution 1 will just provide an insight of 25% of the entire EGM. We should look in more detail to come out with a better conclusion.
MCA EGM Resolution 1 – To Censure Liow Tiong Lai965 (supporting) vs 1190 (against) with a majority of 225 to vote against censuring Liow Tiong Lai (46% vs 56 %).
According to The Sun columnist Kong See Hoh, the 1,190 nays to a resolution to censure him for the party's general election debacle included neutral and sympathy votes.
Liow own supporter Datuk Paul Kong said "It doesn't mean by rejecting motion number one, there will be 100 percent support for Liow Tiong Lai for the president's post. I think, for the next two months, both sides still need to work hard as what Dr Chua's side need to do is to increase their votes by another 200," said MCA Central Committee (CC) member Datuk Paul Kong (reported by Malay Mail).
Senior journalist of Oriental Daily News Lin Shu Yun said while Liow garnered 1,190 votes in the just-concluded MCA extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to overthrow the first resolution of censuring him, he was reminded that a vote against the resolution does not mean a vote in support of him to be the next MCA president. Indeed, some votes against the resolution might come from central delegates who either sympathise with Liow or taking a neutral stance on the issue
What can we conclude from resolution 1? Sin Chew Daily also has a similar reading on Chua's strength. Its senior journalist Guo Shu Qin said, Chua was still seizing 900 "iron votes" from his hardcore supporters.
Having said that, Dr Chua Soi Lek is still having firm and solid control over 965 MCA Central Delegates (46%) while from just resolution 1 alone is hard to predict how many supporters are Liow real hardcore solid supporters. How much votes from resolution that voting against to censure Liow Tiong Lai is actually votes and supports from the neutral, sympathizer and swing votes according to cases, issues, causes, sentiments and emotions? The answer can only be concluded only if we look forward to analyze the outcome of resolution 2, 3 and 4.
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