PAS terdesak gunakan isu “Allah” untuk alih pandangan mengenai masalah dalaman

Isu Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur membuat keputusan bahawa makalah gereja katholik “Catholic Herald” dibenarkan mengunakan “Allah” sebagai gantinama “Tuhan” menimbulkan terlalu banyak reaksi negatif dari orang Melayu, termasuk akar umbi UMNO dan PAS. MP PKR Zulkifli Nordin juga meluahkan perasaan kecewa dengan keputusan itu.

Isu ini sebenarnya peluang politikus UMNO dan PAS untuk bersepakat sebagai satu suara padu, mewakili Melayu-Islam iaitu komponen majoriti warga Malaysia untuk bersependapat dan menunjukan kesatuan sebagai ummah yang bersaudara. Isu “kalimah Allah” ini merupakan titik perpaduan Melayu-Islam tidak partisan dan mengenepikan ideologi politik. Satu masa dahulu, Presiden UMNO Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad dan Presiden PAS Dato’ Fadhil Noor pernah menunjukan kesepakatan dalam isu sejagat dan duduk satu pentas dalam isu Palestin.

Namun begitu,ada politikus PAS yang cuba mengannguk di air keruh.  Naib Presiden PAS Dato’ Mahfuz Omar menempelak bahawa isu ini sengaja dibiarkan merebak dan melarat oleh Pemimpin UMNO, agar menjadi modal untuk mengalihkan pandangan keatas isu isu kontroversi semasa, termasuk skandal PKFZ dan enjin jet pesawat pejuang F5E milik TUDM.

Laporan Malaysian Insider:

Mahfuz: ‘Allah’ issue is Umno’s political diversion

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — PAS vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar (left) entered into the raging debate over Catholic weekly Herald’s use of the word ‘Allah’ in its Bahasa Malaysia edition, saying it was an attempt by Umno to divert the people’s attention from other pressing issues.

The Pokok Sena MP said the heated discussion on the issue in the newspapers and online forums have distracted Malaysians from focusing on issues such as the stolen RMAF jet engines and the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

“We can see clearly, the print media which comes under the control of the Home Ministry, led by Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and the electronic media continue to take advantage of the issue,” Mahfuz said in a statement released here today.

He also questioned why the Home Affairs Ministry did not appeal immediately against the High Court’s Dec 31 decision allowing the Herald to use the word ‘Allah’ to describe the Christian God.

“I believe when the debate gets out of control, when Umno is seen as the champion of Islam, an appeal will be made to reverse the high court’s decision,” Mahfuz noted.

“Umno will then proclaim itself as the defender of Islam,” he added.

Mahfuz also urged Muslims to remain calm, adding that their concern should also be addressed by formulating a guideline on the use of the word ‘Allah’.

“Most importantly, all Islamic institutions must strengthen their dakwah work to all Muslims to avoid the confusion that may be caused by the use of the word Allah

“I hope all Muslims and people of other faiths will not walk into the trap laid by Umno and BN,” he added.

The controversy first erupted early last year when the Roman Catholic church applied for a judicial review of the Home Ministry’s directive to not to use the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God  in Bahasa Malaysia in its publication.

The court’s decision last Thursday was followed by series of protests by Muslim groups across the country.

Both the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had urged the people to stay calm as the government will appeal against the decision. The PAS central committee is to meet tonight to formulate its official stand on the issue following differing opinions among some of its leaders.

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Amatlah malang bagi masyarakat Melayu-Islam Malaysia apabila ada pemimpin politik yang cuba mengangguk di air keruh dan mempolitik isu yang berpotensi untuk menjadi bukan setakat hangat, malah meletup kearah sesuatu yang amat buruk.

Yang nyatanya, pihak yang banyak masalah dalaman ialah PAS dan bukan UMNO. PAS buat masa ini dirundum begitu banyak kontroversi dan isu dalaman yang amat getir. Masalah ini amat berkait dan PAS sedang terpeangkap dalam ‘kitaran maut’ (viscous cycle):

1. Perebutan kuasa Timbalan Presiden antara Nasharuddin Isa dan Husam Musa (Golongan ‘Ulama’ Vs ‘Erdogan’)

2. Isu percanggahan dasar mengenai penjualan arak  dan perlaksanaan perundangan mengenai arak yang tidak konsisten di Selangor

3. Isu pencanggahan dasar mengenai SELCAT di Selangor

4. Isu percanggahan dasar mengenai pemindahan ‘Kuil Seksyen 23, Shah Alam’

5. ‘Soldadu PAS’ dijadikan ‘badik’ percaturan dan diperkudakan dalam permainan anarki Pakatan Rakyat, terutama ketua defacto Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim mengalihkan pnadangan mengenai isu peribadi sodomi beliau

6. Isu ‘Kerajaan Perpaduan’ yang mula mula sekali disebut Presiden PAS Dato’ Hadi Awang semasa Muktamar PAS (sebagai sahutan kepada cadangan asal Timbalan Menteri MITI Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir) menimbulkan polemik dalamam yang begitu sengit dan mula membayang bibit perpecahan pada skala besar

7. Isu kronyism MB Besar Kelantan Nik Aziz melantik dan mempertahankan menantu Ir. Ariffahmi A. Rahman (ini termasuk siasatan kes rasuah mengenai Nik Aziz menerima tawaran untuk menunaikan Haji musim 1430H dengan kos RM 65,000 seorang), sehingga menimbulkan pergeseran dimana Kempimpinan Tertinggi PAS sendiri mendesak agar Ariffahmi dipecat dan isu ‘Ariffahmi Gate’ ini diselesaikan serta merta

8. Isu ‘Baiah’ (Menceraikan isteri dengan talak tiga)

9. Isu ‘Perang Dingin Dalaman’ antara pemimpin dan akar umbi PAS Kelantan sehingga menjadi ‘Ariffahmi Gate’ sebagai isu pergeseran intra-Kepimpinan PAS Kelantan

10. Isu kalimah “Allah” dimana MP PAS Shah Alam Khalid A. Samad bersetuju dan mempertahankan hak gereja katolik

11. Mutakhir, YTM Tengku Temenggong Kelantan Tengku Muhamad Fakhry Petra Ibni Al Sultan Ismail Petra menolak cadangan MB Kelantan Nik Aziz untuk membawa pulang ayahanda baginda dari Singapura ke Kuala Lumpur untuk meneruskan rawatan di HKL

Disamping itu, isu ‘Kerajaan Perpaduan’ yang diutarakan Presiden PAS Dato’ Hadi Awang menerima kecaman hebat dari rakan-kongsi Pakatan Rakyat terutama dari DAP. Kemudianya semasa Pakatan Rakyat (yang terdiri pakatan-tidak-ikhlas antara PKR-DAP-PAS) cuba mengariskan ‘perkongsian’ mereka, Dato’ Hadi Awang menafikan ujud ‘Pakatan’ dalam pengertian sebenar Pakatan Rakyat. Sebelum ini, PAS telah beberapa kali bertelagah sesama ‘rakan kongsi’ PR, terutama dengan DAP. Ini termasuk isu ‘Rumah Sembelihan Haram Kg. Berjaya’.

Akar umbi PAS wajar muhasabah diri dan rakyat tidak terpengaruh dengan permainan politik pemimpin PAS yang terdesak. Amat tidak bertanggung jawab bagi seorang Naib Presiden PAS untuk memperkudakan isu yang sepatutnya disandarkan untuk menyatu padukan ummah Melayu-Islam.

Inilah kesan dari mereka yang sebenarnya tidak layak diberikan kuasa, cuba memerintah hanya berdasarkan idealism masing masing tanpa menimbangkan praktikaliti dan objektiviti sesuatu cadangan dan perlkasanaan sesuatu dasar dasar. Yang nyata, dikalangan pemimpin PAS sendiri mereka mempunyai aspirasi berbeza (“Tidur sebantal, tapi mimpi lain lain”). Bagaimana pula untuk merealisasikan Pakatan Rakyat sebagai kejayaan, dimana elemen yang terpaksa  ditangani itu lebih rumit dan melibat soal soal dasar  dan  prinsip perjuangan masing masing.

*Perkembangan dikemas kini 800am Selasa 5 Jan 2010

Jawatankuasa Pusat PAS yang bermesyuarat malam tadi di Kuala Lumpur  memutuskan bahawa parti yang mengaku kunun kunun “Berjuang atas landasan Al Quran dan Sunnah” itu akan memberikan sokongan keatas pengunaan kalimah “Allah” bagi gantinama ‘Tuhan’, sebagaimana yang diputuskan Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur pada 31 Disember 2009.

Laporan Malaysian Insider:

PAS backs use of Allah by Christians

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — Despite strong opposition from some Muslims groups, PAS last night decided to back the use of the word Allah by Catholics, saying that it is consistent with the federal Constitution and Islamic principles.

The decision was made by the Islamist party’s political bureau after a three hour meeting which was chaired by president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

In a statement made after the meeting, Hadi warned, however, that the word “Allah” should not be abused to confuse the public.

“PAS would like to state that based on Islamic principles, the use of the word Allah by the people of the Abrahamic faiths such as Christianity and Judaism, is acceptable,” said Hadi in a written statement which was read out by Information Chief Idris Ahmad.

“However, the word Allah must not be misused or abused so as not to affect racial and religious harmony in the country,” he added.

Hadi also urged all parties not to politicise the matter for political mileage.

“PAS strongly objects to any aggressive and provocative approach that can lead to tension in society,” he added.

Last week the High Court ruled that the Catholic church had a constitutional right to publish the word “Allah” in the Bahasa Malaysia edition of its Herald newspaper.

The government has decided to appeal the ruling yesterday, bowing to demands from Muslim groups who say they fear the ruling would result in confusion and that non-Muslims would abuse the usage of the word “Allah”.

Various Umno-linked organisations, who maintained that the word “Allah” can only be used exclusively by Muslims, have protested against the court’s decision and police reports were also lodged against the Catholic’s publication.

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Keputusan ini sekaligus meranapkan apa jua harapan untuk melihat ummah Melayu-Islam bersatu dan berpadu sebagai  komponen majoriti Malaysia. Jelas sekali PAS sengaja memilih untuk bermain politik dengan isu ini dengan bersetuju dengan takrifan universal mengenai bagaimana masyarakat yang mengamalkan Islam dan Kristian seperti Arab dan Indonesia, mengunakan “Allah” sebagai gantinama ‘Tuhan’. Kesesuaian isu tersebut dan sensitiviti masyarakat Melayu-Islam Malaysia nampaknya tidak diambil kira dalam pertimbangan ini.

Penentangan keatas keputusan ini bersandarkan bahawa pihak pihak tertentu berkemungkinan  remaja dan golongan muda Melayu-Islam terkeliru dan terpedaya dengan dakwah Kristian, lantas terbuka menerima ugama yang lebih liberal dan secocok dengan gayahidup moden hari ini yang dipengaruhi anasir melekakan seperti hiburan dan multimedia. Media Barat hari ini banyak menerapkan agenda tersirat yang mirip kearah ‘PengKristianan’.

Isu remaja Islam keluar dari Islam dan menerima Kristian pernah menjadi kontroversi yang begitu rumit dan genting, terbukti dalam kes Lina Joy . Ianya menarik perhatian terlalu banyak pihak sehingga hampir dijadikan modal politik, bagaimana Kerajaan mengamalkan Islam yang tidak terbuka dan meenghalang hak  seseorang insan. Jelas bahawa usaha untuk melemahkan Islam di tanahair Melayu-Islam ini dibuat secara berstruktur, terutama dari luar. Desakan untuk diujud dan iktiraf ‘Inter Faith Council’ dan menjurus kepada ‘Inter Faith Commission’ membuktikan bahawa Islam sebagai ugama Persekutuan Malaysia sudah mula mahu dipertikaikan secara ilmiah dan lunas perundangan.

Amat malang bagi ummah Melayu-Islam Malaysia hari dengan ketetapan PAS ini. Hari ini PAS berada dalam persimpangan dimana mereka memilih samada menegakan prinsip perjuangan atau mengambil pendekatan ‘kepenerimaan politik’ (politically correct), untuk menunjukan bagaimana PAS adalah rakankongsi ‘relevan’ dalam Pakatan Rakyat yang berhasrat untuk mewujudkan sistem dua-parti dalam politik demokrasi Malaysia. Antara usaha untuk menunjukan PAS masih lagi ‘relevan’, terutama bagi menambat hati pengundi Bukan Islam dan menunjukan parti Islam itu fleksibel, terbuka dan liberal, PAS mengambil ketetapan menyokong hak gereja katholik ini untuk mengalihkan pandangan sebenar bagi masyarakat dari isu dalaman mereka yang amat kronik.

Tiga belas tahun dahulu, pemimpin PAS juga yang berusaha membuat polemik bagaimana remaja Melayu-Islam sedang dimurtadkan untuk menganut Kristian. Hari ini, apabila mereka berada di persimpangan yang memerlukan kommitmen mereka sebagai golongan yang kunun kunun “Memperjuangkan politik berlandaskan Al Quran dan Sunnah”, sebenar tidak ubah seumpama  “Harapkan pagar, pagar yang makan padi”.

Dirumuskan,

 

PAS = MUNAFIQ

 

 

Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 11:16  Comments (35)  

Lim Guan Eng is seditious

Chinese Chauvinist DAP Secretary General and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is deemed making a seditious statement when stating at a Pakatan Rakyat Convention two weeks ago that DAP Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock was ‘killed’ when he was interviewed by MACC at its Selangor headquarters in Shah Alam. However, Lim Guan Eng blasted the Police for the bias statement.

Malaysian Insider has the story:

Guan Eng blasts police over sedition threat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today hit out at the police for threatening him with sedition over his remarks suggesting that Teoh Beng Hock was murdered, saying it was a concerted effort to topple him as Penang Chief Minister and break up the Pakatan Rakyat.

Lim said police should stop persecuting innocent people, adding statements from senior police officials showed they have pre-judged him despite their denials of bias.

“The police seem to have made up their minds to charge me with sedition,”Lim told The Malaysian Insider in a phone interview from Penang.

The opposition leader has a previous conviction for sedition and publishing false news, serving 12 out of an 18-month sentence in 1998 for rape allegations made against former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik.

The police started their investigations on Dec 21 over remarks by Lim and another politician on Teoh’s death made at the Pakatan Rakyat convention on Dec 19.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said on Dec 30 that the police will not be biased in their probe.

Chief minister Lim not impressed with the developments. – Picture by Choo Choy May

“However, Lim’s allegations are considered seditious be- cause Teoh’s inquest is ongoing,” Musa told reporters.

“The sedition investigation against Lim is not politically motivated. His allegation can incite and confuse the public, causing them to turn against government agencies.”

But Lim said Musa and the police must be professional in their investigations.

“I am ready to be investigated but the police must be professional. Their statements suggest otherwise,” he added.

Lim disclosed that the investigations fit a pattern to take out popular Pakatan Rakyat leaders including Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat.

Anwar is facing a second sodomy charge while Nik Aziz, the popular PAS spiritual chief, has been criticised with charges of nepotism and possible corruption.

“Our political rivals believe they can snap the Pakatan Rakyat by taking out the strong and popular leaders. They are wrong,” Lim said.

He said the Barisan Nasional federal government and police should instead focus on bringing down the country’s crime rate and solve cases such as the embarrassing theft of two fighter jet engines from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Sungei Besi.

“The general elections are over. We can battle it out in the next one. Its time to take care of the country and the people,” Lim said.

Lim’s current brush with the law began over his remark that “Teoh Beng Hock had been cruelly murdered. I want to remind those responsible that we will not forget you because there is no forgiveness for you.”

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar had said that no one should make unsubstantiated remarks.

“Lim Guan Eng’s remarks can be considered to be an incitement, causing the public to believe that Teoh Beng Hock had been murdered.”

He added the police would also record a statement from Anwar to help in its probe against Lim.

A coroner’s inquest into Teoh’s mysterious death was postponed twice last month as pathologists have yet to complete their report on the second autopsy of the political aide’s remains.

The inquest by coroner Azmil Munthapa Abas was scheduled to resume two weeks ago but lawyers now expect it to continue this month.

The 30-year-old Selangor political secretary who was found dead at Plaza Masalam on July 16 after overnight questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which was probing alleged abuse of state funds by politicians from the ruling Pakatan Rakyat state government.

The findings of the second autopsy done at the Sungai Buloh hospital on Nov 22 are highly anticipated as they may confirm suspicions that Teoh was murdered.

Two foreign experts — Dr Peter Vanezis for MACC and Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand for the Selangor government — had observed the post-mortem carried out by Sungai Buloh Hospital chief pathologist Dr Shahidan Md Noor.

The renowned Thai pathologist earlier testified at the inquest that Teoh’s death was “80 per cent” homicide based on photographic evidence.

However, her views are contrary to the first autopsy done by local pathologists. The coroner then ordered the exhumation of Teoh’s remains and the second autopsy.

MACC officials have also lodged reports against Suara KeAdilan and Dr Pornthip over alleged leaks of the second report published by the PKR party organ.

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The fact is that, the Police was just acting on Lim Guan Eng’s own speech. It is manipulative of him to tell Malaysian Insider that the Police “The police seem to have made up their minds to charge me with sedition “. What Lim said was supposed to make the rakyat distrust and possibly enfuriate them against the Police.

Seditions Act has been defined as per the Federal Constitution as:

(a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government;

(b) to excite the subjects of the Ruler or the inhabitants of any territory governed by any government to attempt to procure in the territory of the Ruler or governed by the Government, the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter as by law established;

(c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Malaysia or in any State;

(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the subjects of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or of the Ruler of any State or amongst the inhabitants of Malaysia or of any State;

(e) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia; or

(f) to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of part III of the Federal constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution. ”

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Lim made the speech that Teh Beng Hock was “murdered”, with a connotation to blame MACC for the ‘sudden death’. Since the coroner’s inquiry has not concluded on the cause of death, hence Lim’s premature statement should be considered as subjudice and contempt of court, against the administration of justice.

Lim should be investigated under the Seditions Act. He delibrately wanted to cause the rakyat to distrust law enforcement agencies such MACC, The Police, Attorney General’s Chamber, Judicary and possibly enraging them.

That is undoubtably malicious by intent. He should be arrested and investigated.

Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 00:36  Comments (10)