When moral outrage is misdirected

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This is something I wrote a week ago:

As I write this, the large Pas rally in support of Hadi’s bill was scheduled to take place in KL on 18 February 2017.

While it is well within Pas’ right to hold this rally, its private member’s bill (Hadi’s bill) has raised uneasiness, especially in our plural and multi-religious society.

Many of the older generation can recall a time when religion was not such a divisive subject in the country.

Ideally, everyone should be equal before the law, so that there is one set of laws that govern the nation and not different standards.

Universal values – such as, natural justice, solidarity, fundamental freedoms as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international treaties that should govern the nation – have evolved over centuries to form the basis of common law.

What has happened over the years is that certain quarters appear to have exploited religion for their own political ends. The changes they are seeking could alter the character of the Constitution, which was designed for a plural society of many different faiths and ethnic backgrounds while acknowledging certain local realities.

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Herman
Herman

Any idea what is the proposed form of punishment for corruption under Act 355?

Mark
Mark

Sharia showdown. Whipping… for dating in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

DISEBAT AKIBAT BERCIUM Hukum HUDUD Di Acheh

Akan Datang in Malaysia?

Jet Seah
Jet Seah

The example of two Chinese Buddhists punished by hudud law in Aceh, Indonesia proves that PAS’ oft-claimed statement that its private member’s bill which proposes changes to the Shariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiciton) Act 1965 (Act 355) – or Hudud Bill – will not affect non-Muslims is an absolute hogwash.

https://www.beritadaily.com/hudud-bill-warning-signs-from-aceh-and-brunei/

Joo Beng
Joo Beng

You are learning fast from Anil to use scare tactics?

Umno is also using scare tactics too – get certain quarters to suggest cutting the workforce in civil service so that the civil servants will vote for BN to keep their rice bowl.

Mark
Mark

Reverse psychology?

Abb
Abb

Fiesta

Macc gerakan n mic?
Known to be subservient to umno
When umno asks them to jump
Their response?
How high?

zoro
zoro

putting things on kski lima is like parking cars on the verge. cat and mouse game. only cars are more difficult to locate owners

tunglang

(Actionline) RM500 fine for blocking walkways in George Town
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/actionline-rm500-fine-blocking-walkways-052759015.html

Clear up Kaki5
Clear up Kaki5

Off topic, 5 footway belongs to public not owners of the shops suka hati blocking passage!
CAT admin must have political will to stop such kiasu act.
By the way, the heritage alleys to be lighted up for pedestrians and may be can get kopi o kau kau cafes while pedestrians use the alleys ad part of new proposals hopefully Anil can update on outcomes. Thks!
P.S. Faiz Subri the Puska FIFA winner finally scored for Penang tonight in Kedah but still Penang 6 games without a win with zero point in Liga M. NGOs to stage protest this Friday at Komtar?

Puspha
Puspha

355 is a ploy to gather support to counter Bersatu + Pakistan Harapan!

anakraja
anakraja
Hadi Awang s bringing his own personnel laws and also to show the less educated Muslim society that his laws are the Holy ones. This … Hadi is very far far down the dirty drain. Just the outward dressing of Arab is all out mislead the Muslims. How pious and religious is this … Hadi. The laws proposed are nowhere mentioned in the Holy Koran. … Those who read the Koran in Malaysia most do not understand the exact meaning. The Muftis and the Mullahs are just getting gaji buta from the taxpayers, just like … Hadi who receives each… Read more »
G Yongsteen
G Yongsteen

Instead of focus on development to improve the lives of the poor, PAS choose to step backwards. Trying to pursue past glory days ofIslamic caliphate when cannot cope with modern world? Too bad too many uneducated folks are manipulated by religion.

Mark
Mark
KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan government has been urged to take responsibility over the rising number of HIV cases in the state, triggered as a result of increased heterosexual and homosexual activities. Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaacob said the Kelantan government must be responsible for the development and not leave it in the hands of the Federal government. “The rise in these cases is a very serious development. All this while, we thought sharing syringes between drug addicts were the main causes of HIV but suddenly, this came up. “Kelantan is supposed to be the ‘Corridor… Read more »
tunglang

The more you cover up (the flesh), the more you ‘gian’.
How to numb the desire?
Btw, who created the breast-stroke swimming X & Y chromosome of desire?

Fiesto
Fiesto

Umno leaders also lent support to PAS at the recent Act 355 rally, wonder why MCA, Gerakan and MIC dare not question Umno and threaten to walk out of BN?

zoro
zoro

same with tua pek kong and orgsnised ngos. talk about hills and seas rich man’s topic. hospital bills big impact on seniors snf retirees.

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