Sunday, February 21, 2010

What are you talking, Guna?


In my Feb 19 posting 'Caning: Non-Muslims should not interfere', I made it clear that the syariah law is only meant for Muslims and not others. However, some people of the non-Muslims still want to make an issue out of it.

I dont know what's the motive behind Star's managing editor P Gunasegaram's article, 'Persuasion, not Compulsion' on the same day, which I personally feel a bit overboard. As an individual, he got every rights to opine but as a journalist whose writings reach millions of readers worldwide, I guess it's very provocative (read h e r e).

With three women already having been caned for illicit sex, the way has been paved for more caning of women in the future. That will not endear Malaysia to Malaysians, let alone foreigners who are inevitably going to equate us with the Taliban. And who can blame them?... This is clear indication that there are laws in our statute books – both syariah as well as civil – which are outdated and need to be revised in keeping with the times and the recognition that individuals have personal rights.

Nope! I am not the right person to condemn him as, from the manner he wrote, he has no knowledge whatsoever about Islam and the syariah law.

I will just leave it to the Star editorial board to look into this matter. From what I know, Muslims who read his article are not feeling easy.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you heard the story of the Arab, his tent and his camel. It's the same concept.Yes, just a matter of time?

svmbanu

Anonymous said...

Apa pulak kambing tua ni melalak. Biar lah komuniti Islam yang buat pertimbangan. Bukan dia tak tahu selain tak ada kena mengena.

Apa ni zaman batu yang dia kata kan. Islam sesuai di sepanjang zaman dan tidak menyembah batu.

Dia sepatut nya buat kajian dulu sebelum bercakap. Kepoh...lah.

osman shah said...

with due respect, sir, the govt should in advance tell the public about the syariah law to be implemented for the first time, and NOT after implementing it.

it roused a lot of confusion to malaysians, esp the muslims.

although the set of civil and syariah laws are entirely different, at least we should discuss it at ministerial level before giving it a go.

nothing is wrong with the syariah law. however, if one day we are bound to introduce the hudud and qisas, would we just implement it without notice?

a friend said...

to compare us with the taliban will be the last thing to do, guna!

its ok if you dont understand islam and the syariah law but at least dont say anything you are not sure of

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with what he wrote anyway!

anak watan said...

does other religions permit adultery and sex out of wedlock, mr guna?

does your religion allows it?

i dont think any religion legalise such immorality!

Anonymous said...

STOP ALL THIS NONSENSE LA, U BUGGERS!

LEAVE IT TO THE AUTHORITY AND THE ULAMAKS TO ADDRESS IT.

WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE GIVE OPINION, IT BECOMES ROTTEN

justine said...

plse! we had enough of this so-called religious problems. its time for all malaysians to just concentrate on their duty to strengthen our brotherhood and stop bickering over sensitive issues.

most important is for the media to stop toying it around!

karim chin said...

inilah masalahnya bila akhbar dan wartawan inginkan kebebasan bersuara sedangkan mereka sendiri tak tau dan bukan pakar dalam bidang tertentu.

saya tidak salahkan guna tetapi pihak star yang tidak menapis dulu berita sensitif sebegini. amatlah malang jika tulisan sebegini menyemarakkan rasa kurang senang antara kaum di malaysia.

kementeterian dalam negeri patut lebih peka dengan hal2 semacam ini. kita sudah hidup rukun damai sesama kita selama ini dan janganlah disebabkan nila setitik, rosak susu sebelanga.

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Anonymous said...

gunasegaram must apologise for what he wrote in the star.

man bonet said...

taliban?

waaaa..... dah lebeh ni!

orang melayu pun tak berani bagi pendapat mengenai isu ni... ni pulak yang tak tau apa pasal islam dan syariah.

dia bekerja untuk siapa ni? nampak gaya bukan untuk the star tapi untuk ejen luar yang ingin menambah bahan bagi memburukkan nama baik malaysia!

Anonymous said...

guna is right

guna is right

guna is right!

Anonymous said...

TOLONG JANGAN CARI PASAL, GUNA!

KALAU KAU TAK MINTA MAAF SECARA TERBUKA, RAMAI LAGI AKAN MARAH DENGAN KAU!

Anonymous said...

Kita tengok balik apa yg Guna ni pernah tulis mengenai Tun M/ DEB masa dia dekat The Edge dan apa yg dia tulis tentang Proton masa dia dekat Malaysian Business.

Tulis boleh tulis tapi berpada-padalah. Biar berGUNA apa yg kita tulis. Mesti belajar ambik tanggungjawab.

Dia ni ada ugama ke tak. Kalau ada kenapa tak nak jaga agama dia dan sibuk nak jaga agama orang lain.

Asal Melayu atau Islam je carilah segala point nak hentam. Sikit-sikit kita akan ditakutkan kononnya pelancong asing atau pelabur asing tak akan datang lagi. Buruk sangat ke Malaysia tempat dia cari makan ni? Atau prejudis dia jer yang terlalu menebal?

Sepanjang Malaysia ada DEB dan agama Islam sbg agama resmi negara ini, berapa ramai pelancung dan pelabur yang datang dan datang lagi dah? Ceklah statistik. Berapa ramai pulak orang-orang bukan Melayu/ Islam di negara ini yang buat duit lagi dan lagi?

La ni semua orang duk tengok India dan China sebagai gergasi ekonomi. Perfect sangat ke amalan-amalan ugama dan perundangan di kedua-dua negara itu? Pelabur dan pelancong tak pi ke walaupun macam-macam hal yg lebih teruk dari Malaysia ada di sana. Mungkin Guna elok pi jadi cif koresponden di sana kemudian buat perbandingan.

Apa selama ni Islam takder kah sumbangan bagi kat dunia ni? Nak tahu penangan Taliban tanyalah Minah Saleh yang masuk Islam selepas mendapat layanan baik dari kumpulan itu.

Kami akan perati apa Perkasa, Zulkifli Nordin, NGO Islam dan Persatuan Peguam Muslim akan buat tentang artikel Guna ni. Tak adil juga kalau asyik bagi muka orang pijak kepala Melayu/Islam saja. Bukan begitu?

Syamsul said...

To those NON-MUSLIM please DONT EVER talk about MY RELIGION because I DONT TALK about YOURS!!!

Mr GUNA if i ask you to dress up your GOD to be update with the current fashion DO YOU GET ANGRY WITH ME?? If you DO please DONT INTERFERE with my RELIGION ok..

Those MUSLIM that AGAINTS any punishment in syariah law is answerable to MUSLIM Ummah and their GOD.. may their all BERTAUBAT..

To those that dont like it juat bear with it as it is OUR LAW..

Just like 5 times prayer,even if you dont like it JUST DO IT..

Anonymous said...

TARA GUNA PUNYA GUNA..!!! DASAR KELING KAPIR TAK SEDAR DIRI!!!
KALAULAH TERJADI PERANG FISABILILLAH...ORANG-ORANG MACAM NIE KITA CARI DULU..!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think guna is right. He's trying to put fire instead of good advise.

If guna can comments on Islam, what about others can they comments on other religion too?

Anonymous said...

This is prcisely the kind of disrespectful, hurtful, inconsiderate, unwarranted remarks unbecoming of someone who holds a highly ought to be respectful position in a media organisation that provokes and incur the wrath of Muslims all over the world. And then blame the Muslims for being angry!

You have no idea what societal damages will result for generations if illicit sex and drunkeness are seen as permissable. Please! all religions forbid illegal sex and drunkeness. The fact that people do it should never be considered it is right.

Gunasegaram! Please apologise for such an unbecoming outburst!

Anonymous said...

Well if he's unhappy there's always migration to India where the caste system is still being practised.

Anonymous said...

Well the majority rakyat MUST realise that there are sections in Malaysian society that is totally unaware of the workings of the official religion.

I guess it's about time the majority make known their collective voice over the minority.

Which simply translates into "take BACK your rights as THE MAJORITY" and not let a few voices hijack the wishes of the many.

Abdul Jalil said...

mr guna, akal sahaja tidak cukup memberikan komen tentang ugama islam, semuga satu hari anda akan ditiup utk menjadi penganut ugama ini

pakteh adam said...

Guna wrote "and the recognition that individuals have personal rights."

It is my right to dislike you Guna!

I dont have to explain, coz I dont have a single reason of why I Hate you. Not bacoz your ugly face, or your black skin, or your history of whre your are coming from, or ... I dont know, I have no knowledge about your personality.

Dont tarok me for the reason that I jst gave you. I am sorry, okay Guna!

Aku saja tulis kerana I want claim my right

Anonymous said...

Cari saja di internet video 3gp buatan orang Melayu bersuka-ria membuat seks. Kalau setakat kena rotan untuk mengelak perbuatan seperti ini berterusan dikalangan orang Melayu, berjuta orang Melayu akan setuju. Bagi orang Cina/India, korang nak buat seks bebas ke kita tak kisah, asal jangan buat di kawasan perumahan Melayu atau dekat masjid sudah.

-koko

Anonymous said...

Guna memang tak guna!
This man has been on a mission to belittle Islam, and aided by Wong Chun Wai, also another bigot and racist from The Star.
They should shut their gaps on things they dont understand about and stop labelling Malaysia as Taliban.
Another example of gempaq keling by an egomaniac newsman.

sri hartamas

Mat Cendana said...

I share the main gist of your post. As I had mentioned at Rocky's post a few minutes ago, the piece is shaky enough to present a non-expert like me a very tempting target. And that's also the reason that caused me to pause --

If it's written by a newbie, then I can attribute that to plain ignorance. But this fellow isn't on the Star's rank-and-file Grade C salary scheme. You can't discount the real possibility that "ada benda ni..."

Anonymous said...

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Serious Shepherd said...

The Star dah keluar artikel bagi mewakili kafir P Guna dan mintak maaf. Artikel tu pun dah ditarik balik.

Kafir MCA belum tarik balik kenyataan rasmi mereka. Kena tunggu Perkasa buat laporan kot.

Tidak lupa _ _ _ _ _ Marina Mahathir yang turut senada dengan P Guna di dalam blognya dan komen-komen yang diluluskannya. Berani Perkasa buat laporan?

Ooops, lupa bagi arahan: Sila isi tempat kosong.

zarinaz said...

macam2 la budak zaman sekarang nie, tapi nak salah kn diaorg bulat2 pun x leh gak kn

Karakracker said...

I find it amusing the non Muslim man get away scot free when caught napping with Malay women. Knowing very well the Syariah laws, they still go ahead with their business knowing that they won't be caned.I think it's fair to say that if you want to date a Malay woman, accept the consequences as per the Syariah laws. If not go for non Malays. Guna you're a disgarce to the Indian community.