Accordingly to Guan Ming Daily, PSY will be the special guest for BN’s CNY Celebration on 11 February in Penang.
The show fee for PSY is also world class, RM 1.5 million for a 5-minute show by PSY in China.
If Samsung sponsors PSY’s show in a political rally, Malaysian consumers should boycott Samsung for mingling its business with Malaysia domestic politics.
Psy’s horse dance is also conflicting with Islamic teaching although no Christianity’s element in the dance. Sexy female dancers crossing in between two legs of a male dance is definitely “un-islamic” value.
Jakim related Valentine’s Day to vice is ridiculous, some Malaysian Muslims engage in illegal sex activity happen in every day.
Young volunteers advise Muslims not to celebrate Valentine’s Day
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 – More than 300 volunteers between 19 to 25 years-old today joined a programme to make Muslims wary of the importance of not celebrating Valentine’s Day.
The programme called “Jerat Hari Valentine” (Valentine’s Day Trap) targets several locations in Kuala Lumpur, said director-general of Islamic Development Department (Jakim) Datuk Othman Mustapha.
“The young volunteers can advice and explain Valentine’s Day to the Muslim community. This is the first time that Jakim is involving young people in addressing the Valentine’s Day issue.
“They will target Muslim youths, parents and the community to create awareness about the importance of not celebrating Valentine’s Day,” he told reporters after launching the programme at Masjid As-Syakirin, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) here.
The programe involves locations around KLCC and Bukit Bintang, Masjid India, KL Sentral, Pudu Sentral and Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).
Jakim director of Family, Social and Community Division, Saimah Mokhtar hopes parents take the ban on Valentine’s Day celebration seriously as it has elements of Christianity and mixed with vices forbidden by Islam.
The ban was issued at the 71st meeting of the National Fatwa Council Committee for Islamic Affairs in 2005.
Participant Siti Balqis Samsudin, 23, said the programme could help build confidence and courage to combat social ills among young people.
“The programme is also able to educate myself with knowledge to help other young people,” said the university student.
Siti Wan Norain Mohammad Azman, 19, said despite feeling scared of advising others, she remained positive by lending support and aid to the programme.
Her goal was to educate young people who still do not know why Valentine’s Day celebration is in conflict with Islamic teachings. – Bernama
Our northern neighbor Thailand with 90% Buddhists has never made Buddhism as its official religion.
Tunku was smart for not making Islam as the official religion in the Malaysia original constitution because I believe he knew Islam will be played up by some politicians and Malay fanatics for their political gains.
The Article 3 as stating “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation”.
No such official wording in the constitution related to Islam status as the official religion as claimed by many.
Muslims cannot convert to other religion only be made as a law in 80s by Mahathir. Tunku is liberal on religious belief and never stop local Muslims to embrace any religion they wanted.
Some fascist Muslims like Ibrahim Ali have blatantly to call Muslims to burn Malay language Bible with Allah words inside is the consequences of making Islam as the official religion in Malaysia.
Some royal family members are also dancing with Ibrahim Ali to claim Allah is exclusively for Islam.
Why no such religious fanaticism before Mahathir took over premiership in 1981?
Because Mahathir is the mother of Malay racism although everyone knows his ancestor is not Malay.
Putrajaya is a new township after Shah Alam with NO non-Muslim worshiping places are planned in its master plan.
Mahathir believed that those non-Malays visit, stay or work in Putrajaya are either communists or atheists.
Although non-Malays in Klang Valley is about 50% or more, and no worshiping place for non-Muslims in Putrajaya is telling that
1. Mahathir is a fascist. His true color is only being exposed after he relinquished PM post.
2. UMNO is a racist and apartheid advocator.
3. MCA and MIC are second class component parties in the BN with no influence to shape national policies.
Hindu temple is only allowed now after UMNO sensing that BN will be defeated without the strong support from Indians.
Thai Muslims get the funding from Thai government to build mosques whereas Indian and Chinese in Malaysia have to raise their own fund. At worst, no worshiping place is permitted at all.
Sister Listen will suggest, “Why not you move to Thailand?”
Temple for Putrajaya
By JOSEPH SIPALAN
PUTRAJAYA: Members of the Putra-jaya Sri Maha Mariamman Devas-thanam Devotees’ Association finally had their prayers answered with the approval to build a temple in the administrative capital.
Having secured approval from the local authorities, the association is hoping it can start building the 17,000 sq ft structure by September this year.
The temple will be built on a one-acre plot allocated to them in Precinct 20. Even after receiving the green light to start building the Sri Lalithambikai Alayam temple, the association has one more hurdle to deal with before seeing its dream become a reality.
“At the moment we have very little funds. Our current estimate is around RM9.8mil to build the temple plus another RM2mil in floating funds, though we have been advised to try and bring down the cost to around RM7mil to RM8mil,” said association president Datuk Kanagaraja Raman.
Kanagaraja said they were hoping for some government funding to help cover the construction costs of the temple.
The temple will serve around 10,000 Hindus in Putrajaya and surrounding areas once completed in early 2016.
The association will also reach out to the public to raise funds for the project, he added at a press conference to announce the approval of the temple.
Kanagaraja revealed that the temple complex, which will be able to accommodate up to 600 devotees at any given time, will be a one-of-a-kind structure using elements adapted from existing temples in north and south India.
Apart from the temple proper and an administrative wing, the complex will also house an IT and learning centre which will be open to the public to gain a better understanding of Hinduism.
Kanagaraja said they planned on incorporating between 10 and 20 special pillars into the temple complex, which will ring when tapped not unlike the musical pillars of Vittala temple in the ruined city of Vijayanagara in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
Former MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu who attended a briefing on the temple, said the approval for the temple’s construction was a fulfilment of the Barisan Nasional’s pledge to provide a place of worship for Hindus in Putrajaya.
Clearly, PAS is in confusion on how to win Malay and non-Malay votes in the GE13.
Allah is an Arabic word existed long before Islam was born in today’s Saudi Arab land. Muslims in Prophet Muhammed’s period redefined the word to suit Islamic God is fine, but it’s not ok for others to keep its original meaning in the context of Judaism, Christianity and Paganism.
This is like banning Chinese to eat “pau” after Malay adopting “pau” in their halal food from Chinese.
There is not an issue for Christians in Arabic world to use Allah for their God because the word was used in their Bible, may be much earlier than Al-Quran.
Unfortunately, Malay Muslims in West Malaysia have been brainwashed by UMNO and PAS that Islam is a Malay matter.
UMNO under Syed Hamid had opened a can with worms in 2007 should be responsible for the chaos.
Muslims in East Malaysia have no complaint on Allah name in the Malay language Bible. Why the politicians like Syed Hamid, Hisham, Nik Aziz, Lim Guan Eng, etc, from West Malaysians go to stir hornet nest for political gains?
Go back to status quo, let Christians in East Malaysia and Sikhs in Malaysia to continue to use Allah in their holy books as before from the day Malaysia achieved independence.
Those radical Christians in West Malaysia should not stubborn and insist to import Allah usage in East Malaysia to West Malaysia.
Religious clash cannot be solved in the court, only tolerance and comprise amongst the people can untangle the Allah issue.
Remember only the few fanatics from Islam and Christian wanted to see a religious clash in Malaysia.
Nik Aziz makes u-turn over word “Allah”
Posted on 14 January 2013 – 07:36pm
KOTA BAHARU (Jan 14, 2013): Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who previously agreed that “Allah” could be used in Bibles, has made a U-turn in his stand by clarifying why the word cannot be used by non-Muslims.
The PAS Syura Council last night decided that non-Muslims should not use the word in translation of their religious texts, but are free to use it orally following outcry from the Muslim community over Nik Abdul Aziz and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s stand.
Nik Abdul Aziz, who attended the council’s meeting, said the council’s decision was made out of fear that if “Allah” was used in Bibles, the meaning would run contrary to the actual meaning understood by Muslims.
“There is only one God. The Almighty. If other religions have one or more God, that’s ridiculous. If they want to use it, it is wrong,” he told reporters on his return from Kuala Lumpur at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Pengkalan Chepa here, today.
The controversy erupted after DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, in his Christmas message, urged the federal government to allow Christians to use ‘Allah’ in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the Bible.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang drew the flak when he said Islam did not restrict non-Muslims from using the word “Allah” as long they did not misuse it to the extent of confusing Muslims.
Nik Abdul Aziz, who is PAS spiritual leader, said the Christians, who believed in the Trinity, could not use the word at all for it was against the actual meaning.
In its decision, the PAS Syura Council said the Arabic word cannot be translated into or translated from other languages for it is a specific word used to refer the Muslims’ God. – Bernama
Syed Hamid opened up a can with worms by banning Malay-language Bible with Allah name.
Selangor Sultan has no say about religious matter in Sabah and Sarawak. The Christians in Sabah and Sarawak should be allowed to use Allah for God as before under 18 points of agreement for joining Malaya to form Malaysia.
Banning non-Muslims to use Allah in Selangor state is very confusing. The proper way is banning non-Muslims to refer Allah to their God is more appropriate.
Allah is used in Johor state anthem and I sang the anthem for 14 years during my schooling days. What the hoo-hah for non-Muslims to use Allah when the name itself is referred to Islamic God?
Selangor state anthem
Duli Yang Maha Mulia
Selamat di atas takhta
Allah lanjutkan usia Tuanku
Rakyat mohon restu bawah Duli Tuanku
Aman dan sentosa
Duli Yang Maha Mulia
Sinkhs in Malaysia also using Allah in their holy book for God. This is not an issue for local Muslims since independence. While Christians in West Malaysia should stick to old practice to use Tuhan for God.
I think this is a best trade-off to resolve Allah name dispute. Any chaos from Allah name dispute in Malaysia is bad to all rakyat that is no winner, all are losers.
Despite royal ban, Pakatan says okay for non-Muslims to use ‘Allah’
By Clara Chooi
Assistant News Editor
January 08, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — Despite the Selangor Sultan’s latest decree banning non-Muslims in the state from using “Allah”, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) confirmed today its stand on the controversy, insisting that Islam does not prohibit others from using the word.
Explaining the federal opposition’s position, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang told a joint press conference with PR leaders here that Christians and other non-Muslim communities should not abuse the word to spread confusion among Muslims but this did not mean they were not allowed to use the word.
“Islam does not stop those of other faiths from using kalimah ‘Allah’ in their practice, although [in the usage of the word by non-Muslims] it does not refer to the original meaning of the word as according to the al-Quran,” he said, reading from a statement.
When reminded of the Selangor Sultan’s decree this morning, however, Hadi (picture) would not comment further, merely telling reporters that he would not repeat his statement as it should sufficiently explain PAS’s and PR’s position on the issue.
He said further queries should be directed to Umno, as a party that is part of the federal government that could decide on the usage of the word.
The religious leader pursed his lips, however, when it was pointed out that PR runs the Selangor government and the pact’s position on the controversy could be seen as a direct snub to the state Sultan.
PR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was also at the press conference, however stepped in to say that the pact fully endorses PAS’s stand and reminded reporters that the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS), which the Sultan heads, does not represent the views of the state’s PR government.
“MAIS moves freely and has nothing to do with the state government,” he said.
“I think PAS’s statement is clear,” he added, when asked if this meant PR was going against the Selangor Sultan’s decree.
In a statement from MAIS today, the Selangor Sultan expressed shock over DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng’s recent remarks on the word “Allah” and called for an emergency meeting with state Islamic religious officials to bar non-Muslims from using the Arabic word for God.
“His majesty the Selangor Sultan has made a decision and decreed that the word ‘Allah’ is a sacred word specific to Muslims and is strictly forbidden to use by any non-Muslim religion in Selangor as stated in a fatwa and gazetted on 18 February 2010,” MAIS secretary Datuk Mohd Misri Idris said in a statement.
The religious debate was reignited recently when Lim raised the controversial “Allah” issue in his Christmas message urging the federal government to lift its ban on the word published in the Malay bibles shipped in to Sabah and Sarawak, who form the bulk of Malaysia’s 9.2 per cent Christian population.
“PAS is very disappointed at Umno, a party that represents the Malay Muslims and Barisan Nasional (BN), which rules this country, for turning this kalimah ‘Allah’ into an issue… without caring about the misunderstanding that it has created and the tension among our multireligious nation,” Hadi said today.
In recent years, the Christian and Muslim religious communities have been engaged in a tug-of-war over the word “Allah”, with the latter group arguing that its use should be exclusive to them on the grounds that Islam is monotheistic and the word “Allah” denotes the Muslim god.
Shipments of the Alkitab, the Malay-language Bible catering to the Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Bumiputera Christians, were blocked or confiscated at ports before the government finally bowed to pressure and released them in 2011.