Friday, April 22, 2011

Officially halt...(with occasional post though)

Yes, I will be posting more on my easy going blog.

I'm getting tired with politic, so, I'll be more diverse in blogging, not entirely focused on only one topic of interest.

This blog will still be on the web, just in case I suddenly gain interest once again in politic.

Till then.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Why are they feeling so insecure?

Guong
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — A city church in the leafy Desa Melawati suburb was set on fire at midnight as police warned angry Muslim groups not to protest a controversial ruling allowing Catholic weekly Herald to use “Allah” in its national language section. more
It happened. I was kinda expecting it. Why are they doing such terrible act?

As a Christian, do I feel upset on this?
Yes, because I'm still a human being.

Why am I upset? Is it because of the burnt church?
No, the church is nothing more than just a building build by man as a place for worshiping Him. I'm upset to those irresponsible people who did such an act.
I'm upset to those politicians whom exploit this issue to such extent.

Should I do something to defend my religion from such act?
No, because the God I worship can defend Him Self.

I call to all Christian in Malaysia. Pray. Don't fall to the same act as they are for our God need no help from us, it is us who need help from Him. Yes, we might feel angry, but don't let our anger cause us to sin. Forgive our enemies.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:17-21).
God Bless...

Monday, October 26, 2009

PKR oh PKR..

Guong

Maybe the suitable title is 'Anwar oh Anwar' since he seems to be holding some sort of 'absolute power' in making a decision for PKR as a whole.

Now, he exercised his veto power in choosing Sabah's PKR chief. Story 1.here, 2.here and 3.here.

The new PKR chief of Sabah is Thamrin Zaini. Who is this guy anyway?

Well, I've mentioned it before, I don't trust Anwar Ibrahim. He is famous (read, notorious) for his role in legalizing illegal immigrants by granting them Identification Card during his UMNO days under Tun Dr. Mahathir. If he is really a changed man now, why doesn't he reveal the details of the 'Projek I.C' scandal?

Now, he is making mistake after another in his effort to 'wrestle' Sabah and Sarawak from BN-UMNO during the next general election.

I can see now why SAPP rejected PR invitation to join them. Sabah's PKR is slowly crumbling from the inside. But SAPP decision comes with a risk. They will split Sabah's vote should Sabah's PKR manage to keep a hold on their crumbling party until the next general election. It will be BN-UMNO vs PR vs SAPP. If this scenario happens, PR and SAPP would be in a huge disadvantage.

Surprisingly (maybe not), BN-UMNO in Sabah is deafeningly quite. Just a few whisper here and there yet overall they are shutting their lips tight. Maybe they are enjoying the drama, snacking popcorn with a coke while sitting comfortably on their luxurious couch. Or maybe they have to keep quiet since no orders were given by their big boss back in the federal government. Typical of a 'yes man'.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Next year, 16 September is a public holiday in Malaysia.

Guong

At last, after 46 years, 16 September would be a public holiday starting next year. Or is it? Well, our PM might have just announced it today but I'm not convinced yet until it really happen next year. Who knows, everything is possible nowadays.

To tell the truth, I see this announcement more of a politically motivated move to gain the support from us Sabahan and Sarawakian.

But let's pretend that it is not politically motivated and take it as it is.

Then, what about the history fact behind this date? Would the people of Malaysia know anything about it? Or is it only the people of Sabah and Sarawak?

IF the facts about this historical date remain untold to all Malaysian, IF the facts about this historical date remain distorted, IF....there are a lot of IF... Then, this date would be nothing more than just another holiday.

Well, let us see next year. I hope it would not be another meaningless celebration like last years.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Why Indonesia hate Malaysia?

Guong

This is actually an old issue but brought back to the spot light due to some error in a documentary by Discovery Channel.

But, was this the main cause for Indonesian to 'attack' us? I meant literally attack us. It was in the news just now that they want to wage war against us. They went burning Malaysian flags and ironically, Padang in Indonesia just went through a devastating disaster.

If they do attack us or wage war against Malaysia, this would be the most ridiculous war in modern history.

And then the 'maid abuse' issues, detention center issues, and other immigration related issues. But these happen in other country too. Even in America. Why not attack them too?

I tried searching the web to understand the cause of this hatred. It seems the one that Indonesians are mad at are actually their own brothers and sisters. And I come to this conclusion.
Indonesia hate us (Malaysia) because we Malaysian are seen as arrogant, obnoxious and discriminating them. We Malaysian are thought to treat Indonesian as inferior. To add insult to the injury, most of these Malaysian actually originated from Indonesia.
The question is, is it true?
Well, from the way I see, hear and talk with the people around me, I have to say Yes. Not entirely but generally, we Malaysian do look down at Indonesian. We may like their music, movies, yet we have these stereotypes and prejudice towards them.

The problem is, not all Malaysian are like that.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Malaysia: Patriotism or Nationalism?

Guong

Today is the Independence Day of Malaya. As I'm sitting here writing this post, I can hear a lot of fireworks sound blasting in the sky. Quite a noisy night.

One thing for sure, our government STILL propagating a very misleading information regarding today's Independence Day. It is NOT the Independence Day for Malaysia. There is no such thing as Independence Day of Malaysia.

Malaysia was formed in 16 September, 1963. I've blog about it last year.

Now, as the title says, Patriotism or Nationalism? What are these two words mean anyway?
  1. Do you feel proud of your country achievements and also recognize its shortcoming yet still love your country? If you answered Yes, that's Patriotism.
  2. Do you love your country no matter what and put its interest above other country or nation? If you answered Yes, that's Nationalism.
  3. Do you show your love for your country by doing something to make it better? If you answered Yes, that's Patriotism.
  4. Do you show your love for your country by talking (only) about its achievement? If you answered Yes, that's Nationalism.
  5. Do you feel proud of your National Flag and has goosebumps when seeing it raised along with your National Anthem? If you answered Yes, that's Patriotism.
  6. Do you feel proud waving your National Flag or sticking it on your car during Independence Day? If you answered Yes, that's Nationalism.
Now here is the problem. Malaysian tend to confuse our self when it comes to loving our country. We talk about Patriotism but our action portray Nationalism. Nationalism towards West Malaysia.

How? By distorting history facts on this Merdeka Celebration. It's Malaya not Malaysia Independence Day. What sadden me is, the younger generations are fed with this distorted facts each years. A lot of them even thought Sabah and Sarawak got her independence through the forming of Malaysia which was NOT.

We talk about how great Malaysia has been since achieving independence yet we fail to see it was Malaya achievement not Malaysia.

No, we are not pointing fingers or blaming others for our shortcoming yet it's a reality it never was a Malaysia, just Malaya.

I love Malaysia. But the problem is, we were never considered as Malaysian.

..................Except during Election Day.