Lost for words!

(The word that prompted violent reaction by some people – Image source: http://idahostatesman.com)

A sad day for “1Malaysia”….

Coming from abroad and in hunger of Malaysian famed food, I took the family for some shopping and lunch recently and was greeted by a sight of 2 old friends from different background and culture meeting, I guessed, after a long time. They were practically hugged each other and asking each other was doing. There was an atmosphere of warmth and sincerity.

And that itself gave me hope. Hope that despite many hidden hands to create tension and disunity among the people in this country and despite up to 9 churches have been attacked, many of us remained clear on what is needed to get this country remained united.

Hope cooler heads prevail!

Read also M. Bakri Musa’s interesting post here

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4 thoughts on “Lost for words!

  1. As I have mentioned in my comments and in my blog before, this whole thing has been wrongly handled in the first place and so it goes like having a ‘storm in a tea cup’.

    I remember in all primary schools in Singapore including the school that I attended, we had weekly one-hour sessions called ‘ethics’ and at these sessions, our principal and the school teachers encouraged us pupils of all races and religions, to mingle around and we exchanged notes about culture, language and religion. We were requested to bring along books used at our religious classes and share stories with the other pupils from another religion. I read excerpts from the Bible and bible stories which my Christian friends had brought with them and were told about how the Hindus and the Buddhist prayed. Sometimes our teachers would tell us stories about deeds carried out by Islamic prophets and sometimes the Christian prophets and told us to follow their good conduct and behaviour so that we all could continue to live in peace and harmony. This experience is telling and lasting and would mould us to be good, understanding and tolerant about other people’s race, culture and religion when we become adults.

    Why can’t we introduce such a thing in primary schools and even in secondary schools in Malaysia instead of segregating them from a very young age?

    Best regards.

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  2. Why Allow the term ‘ALLAH’ to Create Controversy?

    As I have mentioned in my comments and in my blog before, this whole thing has been wrongly handled in the first place by our bungling and irresponsible leaders and so we now have what we call ‘a storm in a tea cup’. If this is not properly managed after all the inconveniences and shams that this has caused, more trouble would come. I hope, people in power and authority will start using their ‘common sense’ in solving it so that we can all go on living in this country without any worries about our safety and security.

    I remember in all primary schools in Singapore including the school that I attended, we had weekly one-hour sessions called ‘ethics’ and at these sessions, our principal and the school teachers encouraged us pupils of all races and religions, to mingle around and we exchanged notes about culture, language and religion. We were requested to bring along books used at our religious classes and share stories with the other pupils from another religion. I read excerpts from the Bible and read Bible stories which my Christian friends had brought with them and were told about how the Hindus and the Buddhist prayed and learnt why Punjabis who practise Sikhism wear turbans. Sometimes our teachers would tell us stories about deeds carried out by Islamic prophets and sometimes the Christian prophets and told us to follow their good conduct and behaviour so that we all could continue to live in peace and harmony. This experience is telling and lasting and would mould us to be good, understanding and tolerant about other people’s race, culture and religion when we become adults.

    Of course, besides that, ethics also taught us things such as how to conduct and behave ourselves well at home, in school and in public, how to address people, giving way to the fairer sex, basic etiquette including during mealtimes, how to be clean, neat and tidy, dressing and good manners.

    Why can’t we introduce a programme like in all primary schools and even in all secondary schools in Malaysia instead of segregating them from a very young age?

    Best regards.

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  3. Why Allow the term ‘ALLAH’ to Create Controversy?

    Of course, besides that, ethics also taught us things such as how to conduct and behave ourselves well at home, in school and in public, how to address people, giving way to the fairer sex, basic etiquette including during mealtimes, how to be clean, neat and tidy, dressing and good manners.

    Best regards.

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  4. Assignments for Allahs.

    I am NA, your Grand Master (GMNA), Here Thee Hear Thee, Thou Allahs.!!

    NAGM: I shall now assign tasks to Allah 1, Allah 2, Allah 3, Allah 4 and so on …

    All the Allahs: Yes Sir, Grand Master NA;

    NAGM: Now you Allah 1, you go take care of Sabah and Sarawak!

    Allah 1: Yes Sir, Grand Master NA, I shall go now;

    You Allah 2: Yours’ Penang!

    Allah 2: Yes Sir, Grand Master NA, I shall go now;

    NAGM: You Allah 3, take care of Peninsular Malaysia and remember the restrictions!

    Allah 3: Yes Sir Grand Master NA, I do and I shall go now;

    NAGM: Allah 4, now, you wait here, I may have to assign you overseas but you have to wait first!

    Allah 4: Yes Sir Grand Master NA, I shall wait for your command.

    That’s how it looks like, doesn’t it, different Allahs for different geographical regions.?

    Friend: Eh you stupid! How can you do such things? Who do you think you?

    That’s the trouble with people like who don’t know Religion, Akidah, Tauhid, Fekah, Syariah, Tasauf, Al-Quran, Hadith, etc.

    Don’t pray pray ah!

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