Teach us to love, not to fear or hate

Barisan Nasional coalition has ruled the Federation of Malaysia for over 50 years. It has moulded, administered and executed the Constitution, legislation, education system, religious matters etc.

So it is fair for tax payers and citizen with voting rights to hold Barisan Nasional Coalition responsible for the climate and environment that we live in.

Crime has become so prevalent that we have a case where a couple of BHP employees refused to answer a frantic plea from a member of public to lend a fire exstinguisher and as a result, a car accident victim was needlessly burnt to death.

Perhaps these 2 unthinking employees are to programmed after living in a country that on a daily basis, receive incessant messages of mutual suspicion and hatred from official channels.

Perkasa, I read, has lodged a police report because a church in Shah Alam wanted to organise a play during Ramadan for church members. By their logic, during Ramadan, non-muslims cannot llead their normal lives, no? So if I were to eat, drink and have sex during Ramadan means I am committing an offence against a religion that I respect but do not practice.

Would pious and reasonable person allow his or her own religion to be protrayed in such a negative, anti-social and anti-logic manner?

This very act itself already gone against the Federal Constitution that guarantees the freedom of religion of Malaysians. This gross disrespect of Christians by Perkasa is not nipped in the bud by the Barisan Nasional administration, who, at a suitable time, deem sexy dancers as part of Chinese culture that needs to be respected


The recent spat between UMNO and MCA can best be summed up as below:


Stay away from Umno-MCA war, Guan Eng tells DAP leaders

By Clara Chooi
August 18, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today warned his party leaders against joining the Umno-MCA spat, claiming the government was planning another Internal Security Act (ISA) crackdown on the opposition, similar to the 1987 Operasi Lalang.

Lim described the ongoing “sandiwara” quarrel between Barisan Nasional allies Umno and MCA as a “chilling reprise” of the events during 1987 when the then MCA deputy president Datuk Lee Kim Sai sparred with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was then the Umno Youth chief, over an issue involving Chinese vernacular schools.

“This verbal media war between MCA and Umno was then used as a pretext by the BN to initiate Operasi Lallang.

“However, instead of detaining both Umno and MCA leaders involved, DAP, PAS and PSM leaders were detained. Lee was only asked to go on a holiday to Australia,” Lim claimed in a statement here today.


Having lived through that period, I certainly do not want to live through it again. If this is the way to win a General Election, it would be gutter politics at its very worse, comparable to the Myanmar Junta and denying voters the right to choose or castigate. I pray that I am dead wrong.

Ask a Korean or Vietnamese beyond a certain age and they will tell you that civil war is a terrible terrible thing. Some of the things I read made the hair on my neck stand and I rather not write about it.

Any religious, rational and peace loving Malaysians would denounce violence, intolerance and hatred.

Why can't a coalition with more than half a century experience in ruling win an election base on track record, sound and practical manifesto and capability of its own?

Why can't they teach us to love and respect? Why do they take our tax payers' blood money and teach us to hate, to suspect each other and do terrible things to each other?

As for DAP, the favourite bogeyman, are they the anti-Malay bigots UMNO and Perkasa are trying so hard to paint?







I suppose it is time for Pakatan Rakyat to show us an alternative way of forging national unity - emphasizing on real meaningful activities rather than more empty cakap tak serupa bikin sloganeering that enrich publishers, contractors and what who not.

I have given up hope on BN driven unity campaign.

For every Wawasan 2020, 1Malaysia and Masyarakat Penyayang;

we have Keris waving, Shah Alam cow head boys, the disgraceful show of thuggery in the subsequent dialogue, religious terrorism with church attacks, racial undertone when defending MACC in the Teoh Beng Hock incident, kuil demolitions prior to GE12, BTN cat out of the bag, emergence and high publicity of Perkasa & with this latest act of utter disrespect, and even a head master who has gone so far out of line that her own students lodge a police report against her (we used to fear and respect our headmasters and teacher and this latest event is a damning indictment on BN's ability to manage our education system)

This is a golden opportunity for Pakatan Rakyat to show us the new deal - where all Malaysians come together and celebrate diversity as well as the wonderful things our Creator has bestowed on us here - great weather, no natural catastrophe, all year round agriculture weather, all kinds of food, languages, music and philosophy.

Show Malaysians that there is plenty of room for harmonious co-existence.



"“Datuk (Chin Voon Loong, deputy managing director of Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd), said that he has never had his factory visited by an entourage like us for almost 30 years he has worked there!” said Khalid in his blog today."

Let's have gotong royong, open house, meaningful inter-racial activities designed to promote interaction and mutual appreciation rather than stupid demonstration, lodging police report that is frankly against the Constitution.

Pakatan, don't screw this up. BN can't arrest you for organising harmonious activities when on their own to creating false tension.

Finally, a nice meaningful song to remind us what beautiful music we are capable of when we embrace diversity


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