12 March 2011
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has issued a press statement which he posted on his Facebook regarding the Bahasa Malaysia Bible issue. He has shown his blatant ignorance of Christianity.
First of all, he said: “It is used in the study of the Bible.” For his information, we do not study the Bible. The Bible is the Word of God to us Christians and not a textbook.
Next, he proposed the Bible “be allowed to be circulated to churches with proper supervision.” As a Catholic, I take offense that a non-Christian like him has the knack to suggest that our sacred text be treated like some illegal book that needs to be supervised.
Further, he also said “we can be sure that the use of Bahasa Malaysia in the learning and teaching of Christianity would not be abused with proper supervision by the churches themselves.” Again, I am aghast that he has repeatedly used the word “supervision” again.
Has God died and made Chua Soi Lek the almighty to ensure that we Christians are being under constant supervision of the government and our churches? May I remind Chua Soi Lek that he has no right to put on his self-righteousness to call for “supervision” on us Christians.
Lastly, I can see how pretentious his press statement is. He ended his statement with “the issue should not be allowed to be turned into a political issue during the Sarawak elections.” So, as we can all see, it is just a matter of political survival for Chua Soi Lek and his BN counterparts. It is not his sincere, earnest hope to help us Christians to resolve this issue of the Bahasa Malaysia Bible ban.
So, Dr Chua, thanks but no thanks. We can do it on our own. We do not need politicians like you to be our champion of Christianity.
yeh i agree. This man has no credibility to speak what christian wants. Why should he interfere calling for supervision when he himself need to be supervise in the first place for walking in the wrong direction. Now he thinks everyone is like him who needs supervision or else will go stray.
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said tonight that as Allah was his witness, he had never engaged in vote buying as alleged by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the latter’s autobiography out earlier this week.
The veteran Umno leader also accused his old foe Dr Mahathir of engaging in “political lying” in his recollection of what transpired during the contentious 1987 party polls.
“I never steal. I never cheat,” he said in Ipoh tonight when launching an unrelated book.
“Again, I am accused of bringing the party to court. I am also alleged to be involved in money politics during the 1987 party contest. I do not have that sort of money. I have no cronies. In fact, I am against money politics. As Allah is my witness, I have not done all those things. Yet I have always been returned every time I stood in Gua Musang.”
Dr Mahathir had written in his book that Tengku Razaleigh would have become prime minister if he was more patient.
The former prime minister also accused the Team B faction led by the Kelantan prince of a dirty campaign to unseat him as president in the fractious Umno elections of 1987, resulting in the High Court declaring Umno illegal.
“Had Tengku Razaleigh been more patient, he would probably have taken Tun Musa (Hitam)’s place as deputy prime minister and eventually become prime minister,” Dr Mahathir wrote in his book titled “A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad”.
Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister claimed in the book that Tengku Razaleigh’s Team B had resorted to money politics in the campaign.
“We also heard that Team B spent about RM20 million on their campaign, with most of the money provided by Tengku Razaleigh himself,” he wrote.
“Voting had to be halted halfway for members to attend Friday congregational prayers, but Team B supporters used the interval to campaign. They were seen following targeted delegates to their hotels, even into the toilet, and I was told that a lot of money changed hands,” he said of the party polls that took place on April 24, 1987.
“They also circulated a photograph of me with a Chinese lady who they alleged was my Singaporean wife. In fact, she was the wife of an old university classmate, and the picture had been taken at their daughter’s wedding,” he added.
Responding tonight, Tengku Razaleigh also mocked Dr Mahathir’s book, calling it comedic.
“Political lying comes through the media and sometimes by writing so-called books of memoirs. One book was recently launched under a pseudo title called ‘Doctor in The House’.
“I say ‘pseudo’ because it is a copycat title of a famous British comedy film of the 1950s based on a novel by Richard Gordon. Perhaps it was deliberate, as it does reflect some comedianship, apart from political lying. The ‘Doctor in The House’ makes allegations against me which are not new,” said Tengku Razaleigh.
In the aftermath of the 1987 Umno elections, Tengku Razaleigh was not willing to accept defeat and challenged the results in court on the grounds that 53 Umno branches were not properly registered.
High Court judge Tan Sri Harun Hashim eventually dismissed the suit but ruled that the existence of unregistered branches meant that Umno itself was an illegal party.
In 1988, Dr Mahathir registered a new party, Umno Baru, that exists up to now, although it is now simply known as Umno.
Dr M is not only a liar, but is able to make a story out of lies.......a slanderer, yet many people, especially Umnoputras Malays believe everything he said. Can you believe Dr M is clean as he said he was in the book? If u believed, then, u r the greatest fool Malaysia ever had! So, how can anyone believe in the lies he is spewing out thru his latest book
This man can lie through his teeth, see how he lies about Op Lalang, that he was so powerless against the mighty Police, and that he was forced to sign the ISA detention order on the opposition members.
He can shake hands with Mugabe and the Tunisian leader who was finally brought down in disgrace.
09 March 2011
For a man who took more than eight years to carefully write his memoir, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seemed nonchalant about possible lawsuits — against his version of historical events or about protégé-turned-nemesis, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
A crowd of some 1,000 flocked outside the MPH bookshop in the Mid Valley Megamall today to witness the launch of one of Malaysia’s most anticipated, but barely publicised memoir by the former prime minister who retired in 2003. The 844-page hardcover book is available at RM100 a copy.
“When I was writing, I tried to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings but I had to write the truth and I think there will be people who will be upset.
“So I accept, if sue, sue lah,” he told reporters after the launch.
Among those who at the launch were his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali, his children, former national police chief Tun Hanif Omar and his lawyer, Datuk V.K Lingam who was accused of arranging judicial appointments when Dr Mahathir was in power from 1981 to 2003.
The 85-year-old admitted that it is important to him that his book sells, and that people read it, explaining the low-profile publicity of such a widely anticipated book.
Dr Mahathir signing autographs for the first 50 buyers of his memoir.— Picture by Choo Choy May
“We fear that somebody might prevent the book from being sold and take an injunction against it. So, there was absolute fear, I was actually trembling,” Dr Mahathir said with his trade-mark sarcasm, triggering giggles from the crowd.
He said thankfully, there is no litigation so far, but if there is, “I’ll have to face it”.
The country’s longest-serving prime minister also talked about the challenges faced, and how people must always pick themselves up when they fall, and move on.
“Many times, there were many challenges; both my politicians against me, and also international actions against the country and we could have fallen, we could have suffered terribly but we were determined that whatever happens, we must fight, and win and be able to stand up again.
“That’s my guiding principle in life that I will not, if I’m thrown down, I’ll just try to get up,” he said.
Dr Mahathir also devoted one whole chapter to his former deputy, but said that he didn’t expect Anwar to have react positively.
“I’m quite sure he has nothing good to say about me, about my book, about what I did, in fact he actually claims what I did was actually done by him,” he said, referring to claims about the setting up of the Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA).
“He’s claiming credit for everything but he can claim, I don’t mind,” the veteran politician said, shrugging it off.
The fans who were at the launch had asked Dr Mahathir the biggest lesson to be learned from his memoir.
“I write because it is my memoir, it is my story from before, up till now, the past 85 years, so there are some incidents that were lessons learned, there are others that everybody needs to avoid,” he said.
Dr Mahathir also mentioned that he might come up with a “renewed” version of the Malay Dilemma, written in 1970, 11 years before he became the prime minister.
“Part of the Malay dilemma has been solved now they are better off, some of them had become rich but the dilemma is that they abuse the wealth that they have,” he said, without indulging further details.
When asked how he came up with the title, he joked that he had considered many, among them, Mahathir, the Napoleon, Mahathir, the Great, and even, Mahathir, the magnificent.
“I thought that perhaps I should describe myself for what I am. Basically I’m a doctor, if i had to look after the health of the nation, I’m still the doctor.
“That’s all I am, and I will always remain a doctor,” Dr Mahathir said.
As of this evening, MPH representatives said that more than 500 books were sold in the Mid Valley branch alone, and they anticipate about 5,000 to be sold by the end of its first day, nationwide.
The book is also available for sale online, globally, through MPH.
Why nobody throw a shoe at him while he's being sarcastic? This old man is being so brave just because he got the 'TUN' title. Damn this coward.
Of course he will get away from ANY lawsuits because, this is MALAYSIA.
How arrogant he is. He knows that he's above the law.
RM100 is way too expensive for print-outs of lies. I bet someone would make a pdf copy of it sooner or later.
An MP today suggested the setting up of a commission on the revocation of the citizenship of those Malaysians who tarnish the good name of the country.
Datuk Ibrahim Ali (IND-Pasir Mas) said such a commission was necessary in view of the tendency of certain people to raise sensitive issues and ridicule the government to garner political support and spark tension in the country.
“I propose the setting up of the commission to penalise those who smear the country’s name locally and abroad through the mass media, regardless of whether they are Malays, Chinese or Indians or whoever it is.
“What is the use of being a (Malaysian) citizen without showing loyalty and doing things contrary to the (country’s) laws,” he said when speaking during the debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat.
Ibrahim also suggested that the Sedition Act be amended or a new law be enacted to prevent non-Muslims from questioning Islam and engaging in acts sensitive to the religion.
He said that of late some non-Muslims had questioned the “azan” (call for prayer), quoted verses from the Quran during political campaigns and given speeches in mosques.
Ibrahim also suggested that the basics of nationhood be included in the History subject in schools to familiarise students with the basis of the formation of the country.
He said there were citizens who did not know how to speak Bahasa Malaysia, the national language.
The house will sit again tomorrow. — Bernama
the frog croaks again...
every word croaks outta that mouth is all rubbish
First person to have their citizenship revoked for tarnishing the good name of Malaysia should be Ibrahim himself. People all over the world are laughing at Malaysia for churning out idiots like him
Also set up a commission on the revocation of citizenship of those persons who stir racial tension by using religious issues, playing racial cards, jumping ship to become a huge ugly katak, demanding unfair policies to benefit a certain community to the detriment of other Malaysians, and those whose heads are getting bigger than the hats they wear.
As if this fella could just demand whatever he alone thinks fit!
Get him out of here. It stinks.
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