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Tuesday, 31 August 2010
I came across this article by Bakri Musa which I had taken the liberty of posting it here from the portal Malaysia Today
Although I try my very best not to get myself all tied up in Malaysian politics which really should be in the gutters by now, I just cannot keep myself from commenting on the latest episode. Okay, I won't comment because if I start, I cannot stop ...... and somebody might just sue me for libel.... and most probably it will be our ' glamorous 'Family Affairs Minister Sharizat. ( I'm sooooo 'itching 'to say my piece here but I better quit before it's too late !) But please allow me to just explain the situation for newcomers. Here's what happened............................................
The Member of Parliament, Teo Nie Ching, who happens to be Chinese lady , visited a surau, ( a moslem prayer house akin to a chapel ) in her constituency to present a donation to the Muslim congregation. She wore a Malaysian kebaya which covers her feet and of course, she wore no shoes too.. and she did not wear a scarf but otherwise, she was decently dressed, I'd say ( go to Youtube and check it out for yourself.) The congregation nor the imam at the surau had any problem with that. If they had, they would have surely conveyed it to the MP. Tell me, would any MP just pop into a house of prayer and give a speech without it being planned and agreed by all parties involved ? More so in Malaysia, can a Non-Muslim lay person, or for that matter, even an elected non-muslim MP walk freely into muslim prayer house and have his/her say? Common sense would tell you that it is highly impossible and disrespectful too. Surely, proper communication and arrangements had been made by the mosque committee for such a meeting to take place in the first place, isn't it ?
My question here is, what was the fuss made by the Islamic authorities / the government authorities, the mainstream Malay dailies and the loud mouthed politicians ? Can't they let things be as it is and take it at its face value ? It's the constant needling and looking for faults in others that is bringing our peace and country down....................... just read the article written by Bakri Musa, ( not me ) and tell me if the MP Teo Nie Ching was in the wrong.