Tuesday, 7 January 2014

"More Political Than Religious"

I just came across an article that corroborates what I've said in a previous post, Losing Focus And Getting Distracted. An excerpt:

The fact that certain Malay groups, including a number of Umno members are actually lauding Jais for their action and calling for more tough measures adds fuel to the political theory. These groups are also questioning Pas and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) for not supporting the ''cause''.

Also, our deputy prime minister, who is also the Umno deputy president seems to be in agreement with this group's plan to protest in front of churches in Selangor this Sunday as they were allegedly ''acting in accordance with a royal decree banning the usage of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims in the state.

Could this be Umno's way of trying to gain lost ground in Selangor. A big no if you were to ask any of them. The reply you would probably get is that they were defending Islam and this has nothing to do with politics.

To DAP's Hannah Yeoh the Jais raid was a "clever diversion" as "the authorities don’t have to worry about explaining the strong turn out at TURUN as the media focuses on the raid".

TURUN as we know is the anti-price hike movement's protest demanding the government to lower the cost of living, held on new year’s eve at Dataran Merdeka.

Read the rest: "More Political Than Religious"


Anonymous said...

In other countries GOD protect the people, in Bolehland the "People" protect GOD....

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I am wrong, doesn't the PAC disallow demonstrations and group protests a few hundred metres or so from certain places including houses of worship?

Crankster said...

Correct. The PAC does indeed prohibit demonstrations within the vicinity of a house of worship.