Vice Admiral quits?

Unconfirmed reports about a senior officer of the rank of a vice admiral, threw in the towel very recently. It came as a surprise to many, even within the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Since there are only three senior officers in the Navy who are vice admiral rank, then the guess-work is very narrow. They are Deputy Chief of Navy Dato’ Nordin Mohd Ali, Fleet Commander Dato’ Jamil Osman and Chief of Staff Malaysian Armed Forces HQ Dato’ Ahmad Kamarulzaman Badaruddin. All three have demonstrated long unequivocal loyalty to the flag, exemplary leadership and their service to His Majesty’s Navy could not be equated any less than illustrious. In short, they are world class Navy officers.

Reason of the unceremonious resignation is uncertain although rumours have had bets placed on ‘personal matters’.

At posting time, MINDEF officials are unable to confirm this report. However, to quote one of the senior officials in ATM,  “This matter is expected to be raised at the next Armed Forces Council meeting, for a final decision”. Never the less, it would be great loss to RMN if this report is confirmed to be true. Although it will open new opportunities amongst the junior admirals, it takes an average of thirty sea faring years to groom a vice admiral.

Published in: on January 13, 2012 at 18:00  Comments (13)  

‘Seksualiti Merdeka’, next

The decision last Monday that found its way to be the second highest profile criminal trial against homosexual intercourse practices in Malaysian history, is actually far reaching than meets the eye. It was not about the point of law per se. It was about making a stand on a principle and values that Malaysians at large finds is unacceptable, even though it is ‘consensual between two adults’.

As expected, Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim’s acquittal is closely followed by Amnesty International’s request for scrapping of the Malaysian anti-sodomy or more specifically, unnatural sexual intercourse act.

Queers' coming out party

This is what the recently banned ‘Seksualiti Merdeka’ campaign is all about. This group of of-tangent minority is trying to challenge the Malaysian public at large with their interpretation of ‘educating, awareness of rights and promoting tolerance amongst Malaysians with un-natural ways to express their love and sexual tendencies’.

Excerpts from the Seksluati Merdeka blog:

The ban, the protests against our activities and all attempts to prevent us from expressing ourselves are irrefutable evidence of the discrimination faced by LGBTIQ Malaysians. We are not surprised by those who disagreed with us. In fact, we support their freedom to disagree with us just as we support everyone’s freedom to disagree. But by demanding that we be shut down, they have shown that they don’t understand the meaning of equality and will compromise the very right they are exercising. Their overwhelming existence and the imbalance of power in their favour show why we needed such a space for education, understanding and empowerment.

Probably  a group of minority and liberalised if not kinky or queer Malaysians are ready and for the matter of fact, waiting for this. Even though pure of curiosity and pure ‘experimenting’. But not the majority. We still adhere to the values of  being South East Asians and the confines of religious boundaries. In fact, none of the religion practiced by Malaysians at large tolerate the practice of homosexualism.

Persons who are believed to be men but expressing themselves otherwise

These are part of the continuous efforts to systematically break the value system that gel Malaysians together. This ‘New World Order’ already lost on the democratic front. They are trying to provoke the tolerance of the majority towards this minority lots’ queer tendencies, as a test for them to be a ‘modern and civil society’. May we add, since 2007 the same bunch of people have been challenging the majority Malay-Muslims’ right to be apostates.

God help us, all.

Published in: on January 13, 2012 at 10:50  Comments (4)