FIRST, Bukit Aman has issued a statement banning any functions organised by any group relating to the ‘Seksualiti Merdeka’ programme in the interest of public order.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said police had identified and would call everyone involved including former Bar Council president S Ambiga to record their statements.
“Police will take action under Section 27 A (1) (C) as well as 298 A of the Penal Code to prevent any function relating to the programme,” he told a media conference in Kuala Lumpur toda, adding that the law in the country did not recognise any deviationist activity that could destroy the practice of religious freedom.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has described the 'Seksualiti Merdeka 2011' Programme as a deviationist activity and does not bring any benefit to the people in the country as a whole. It is also against the tradition, culture and religion practised by the various communities in the country.
He said although Malaysia had signed the agreement on human rights, the country had its values, systems, religions and laws that were against deviationist activities such as the Seksualiti Merdeka.
SECOND, the authority has also banned a book providing sex guides to Muslim women. The book, entitled Islamic Sex, has infringed censorship law and is related to al-Arqam which was declared illegal in the 1990s.
Published by a group known as the Obedient Wives' Club, which has been widely criticised for promoting polygamy and denegrating women, the book can easily match Kamasutra, an illustrated book for the 'Hindus and believers'.
The Obedient Wives' Club told journalists last month that the book was intended as a spiritual guide to be read only by club members to help them comprehend sex, and that women should act like 'first-class prostitutes' to prevent their husbands from having affairs or resorting to violence.
THIRD, MCA headquarters in Jalan Ampang was splashed with red paint this morning. Passers by could easily note it on the front doors.
Party president Dr Chua Soi Lek was flabbergasted and intructed the party's management to lodge a police report on the matter. Although it is speculated that the deed could have been due his rejection of hudud laws, Dr Chua said he did not want to point fingers at anyone.
"We hope the police will get to the bottom of the matter. There are people saying it (splashing of the red paint) is because the MCA had voiced its opposition to PAS' plans to introduce hudud laws.
In Malaysia, only loan sharks splash red paint on the house or car of their defaulters. MCA is a rich party.
FOURTH, read Sin Chew's comment on Lim Guan Eng pertaining to his son's allegedly sexual harassment case. While blasting Barisan Nasional, especially Umno cyber troopers for launching such an attack on the Penang Chief Minister, it also questioned the motive behind the 'Mat Rempit' demo in Georgetown a few days ago.
"The groundless allegation involving Lim's son is a kind of slander while the demand for a racing circuit for Mat Rempit is absurd. They will become international jokes if spread abroad.
"However, those who have repeatedly come out with such dirty games will never admit their mistakes or consider it a disgrace. When a person becomes brazen, he has lost his sense of shame. Would he still listen to well-meant words?
"Although they are disgusting, we should not just turn a blind eye to such shameless acts. If the community remain silent, it would encourage their arrogance. As a result, the bad political culture will deteriorate and further confuse our social values. Eventually, we have to suffer the loss of justice, as well as the basic judgement of right and wrong!," it said.
MY COMMENT - the Opposition got a hand in all this four issues. Former Bar Council boss Ambiga is not only trying to undermine the government but also to incite tension among the Muslims. That 'sexuality' program is against any religious norms and will only see more moral decays among the younger generation. The sex book is also a disgust to Islam and Muslims. I don't know how the Obedient Wives' Club members (all of whom are Muslims) were deviated from the true teaching of Islam by asking all wives to act like 'prostitutes'. The red paint incident at the MCA headquarters reflects how notorious the people could be if the 'hudud law' is not addressed properly. The Opposition pact, which is widely-divided over the issue, should stop playing to PAS tune before the time-bomb explodes in our face. And finally, Sin Chew is adding weigh to the Opposition. Of late, the newspaper is so fond of playing up racial and religious sentiments to incite hatred among Malaysians. I am not sure if its editorial team belongs to the Opposition but from the way business is being carried out, I doubt they are government supporters. So, all this is pointing back at the Opposition.