I think it fits well in depicting Pakatan Rakyat's non-unison over some major issues, including the use of 'Allah' by Muslims and non-Muslims, PAS' hudud and the ban on women dancers to usher the Chinese New Year.
What a farce!
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS Syura Council has decided that the word “Allah” cannot be used to describe God in any non-Muslim publications.Looks like Nik Aziz refused to compromise with Penang CM Lim Guan Eng's Christmas message that the use of 'Allah' should be allowed among non-Muslim as a reference to God.
The council in a written statement issued after a two-hour meeting to discuss the matter said that while the word “Allah” was universal and had been used by pre-Islamic Arabs, it could not be used as the translation for the word “God” from any other language.
“Therefore, translating ‘God’ or ‘Lord’ from any non-Muslim religious book into the word ‘Allah’ is forbidden because it is wrong in terms of meaning and use, does not fulfil the actual requirement and can bring confusion.
“Therefore, it must be prevented,” read the six-paragraph statement signed by PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and his deputy Datuk Haron Din.
I wonder whether Lim himself uses 'Allah' in his daily prayers.
And in Kedah, non-Muslims expressed their shock over a State Government's ruling that adult women dancers are barred from any public performance during the festive CNY.
(In Kelantan recently, the social ruling imposed on non-Muslims met with heavy criticism from all quarters, including DAP and pro-Pakatan NGOs, on grounds that non-Muslims should be exempted from such regulations, and that is was against the basic individual rights).
ALOR STAR: The PAS-led Kedah government has threatened to interrupt a stage performance to usher in the Chinese New Year in adult women performers take part in the event.Since its going to be the Year of the Snake, let me suggest PAS to call in some snake-charmers to replace the women!
The warning was relayed to the event organiser, which had drawn up plans to hold the performance in a shopping complex here on Feb 15.
The two-page directive was signed by state Arts and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Dr Hamdan Mohamad Khalib.
The letter, dated Jan 19, also stated that if women performers were needed, only secondary schoolgirls should be engaged.
Pakatan Rakyat, amid avowing unity in organising street demonstrations which affected thousand or traders in Kuala Lumpur and other places, causing them millions of ringgit in losses, is still unable to find settlement to their teething problems.
So, how to rule Malaysia when PAS, DAP and PKR each takes different approach in solving matters like these? They will turn our Parliament into a monkeys cage!