Wednesday, 23 January 2008

A very safe 'X'

Though I am thousand of miles away, I still keep a close watch of what is happening back in what we all still call, our homeland.

One which caught my attention was when a friend highlighted to me about the recent incidents where Christian books were confiscated as it was claimed that “the illustration of prophets in the Christian children’s books are said to offend the sensitivities of Muslims. This is of course, following the ruckus surrounding the usage of the term ‘Allah’ which honestly, I don’t know what is the conclusion as I am too fed up to follow up with it.

‘Fed up’ would be the best word to describe most of us. But what I find annoying is when people can go on and on and on and on about how horrible things are and yet… they are not doing anything about it.

Most of such people claimed that they have got a family to look after and certainly would not want to ‘get-myself-into-any-trouble’. I have to say that is absolutely absurd. Why?

I strongly believe that the notion here is not about taking to the streets and singing anti-establishment chant… the notion here is not about joining political party… the notion is not about being an activist… the notion is not even about blogging about politics and social issues which many think such act is life-threatening.

My friends… the notion here is about fulfilling your divine right as someone whose salary is paid net of tax… as a citizen… as a person born into this land you call home. The notion here is about taking a small trip to a place called polling station to place an ‘X’ on something which you believe in.
It may be an ‘X’ for the current bunch who gives you high blood pressure every time you read the mainstream media; or it may be someone else whom you think can make a difference. Whatever it is, you have to know that placing that ‘X’ is your divine right. Don’t let yourself take that away from you.

And that my friends… is hardly life threatening… will not put your family in danger… and I am pretty damn sure it will not land your ass in ISA.

Are you ready to move your ass and act on your ‘X’?

**A year ago today, Zewt began his first post on “modern slavery”**

29 comments:

Winn said...

happy birthday AZAIG!! & laundryamah! cut cake together..wheeeeeeeeee!

cold ma???

happy thaipusam!!

suituapui said...

Well...yunno who will get one X less cos zewt his having a ball of a time in the UK, or two actually, if we include Jules. Maybe they took offence cos in the pictures in the books, the prophets all look like Osama Bin Laden!! Thank God they don't look like suituapui!!! If all look like zewt, sure ok one, right? LOL!!!

ahjohn said...

Christian books were confiscated - case solve today... (source: thestar.com.my)

Reason? election time.... pretty clear eh? who dare to offence anyone? is a time of forgiving any offence, is a time of writing off depts, is a time of making petrol price looks low, a time for no price hike, a time for less crime rate (cause the figure will be pushed forward after election).... if there is a time for all, the time is now.... HO HO HO...

Anyway, SPURS 5 - ASSenal 1.
SPURS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO WEMBLEY.

to all ass-nal fan, don't try to say that you fielded a young squad cause this is the young squad that you claim worthy of anything. Anyway HELB and GALLAS are old junks 1st teamer. Bendtner and Gallas boy fight? that was as good as the Dyer/Bowyer comedy.

tingtitlei said...

its funny how people always complain but never bother to take any action, even actions as simple as crossing an x on a piece of paper. im looking at you, mommy daddy =/

suituapui said...

Gosh...the Asses sure got a sound whipping!!! U supporter of Arse-anal, right, zewt? My condolences to u then!

Angie Tan said...

Hey there...

Hope you're enjoying your hols. ;-)

Yep.. That little "X" means alot. The most important thing is to exercise our rights. A lot of folks don't know the power of "X"... ;-)

Maverick SM said...

This is the price we pay when Mahathir declared Malaysia as an Islamic State and thus give rise to the powerful little napoleon.

myop101 said...

no worries... i will be casting my vote for sure...:)

in the past, i lamented about PAS because of the islamic bogeyman theory. well, i think UMNO on its own have proven to us that we have no choice. between the two, it is a safer bet with PAS.

pikey said...

For this general election, for sure we will mark our X to where it should belong. Time for a change indeed.

gina said...

Now I just hope that D Day does not clash with my vacation date! *Keeping fingers crossed*

Huei said...

okok!! i must register! >.<

Mcmercedez said...

Oh.. NO!!! Again this kind of religion issue?... What the heck? After the last incident, i'm pretty fed-up with this whole religion issue thing and now again it's happening..

As said by 'maverick sm', that's the shit thing when you declare this as a Islamic country.. I just don't get the point why must they have issues with other religions especially on Christianity.. Confiscating books are too much.. Oh. So this means that they can spread their stupid books and Christian can't? What kind of fairness is it? Then how the heck they can say that this is a harmonious country? It's all a bunch of bullshit!!!

I'm with all the people who are putting their 'X' at the appropriate place... These bunch of shit need to be teach a lesson..

Michelle Chin said...

But the History textbook stated that Christianity arrived first....

Sharon said...

OH YES!
I'm so ready for my 'X'! Bring it on! Everyone else should too!

lynnx01 said...

I am 21 yet I haven't registered to vote. Hmph! My bad!

zewt said...

Winn - not very cold leh... not cold enough! sigh...

suituapui - hahahahaha.... i don thin i want anyone to look like me :P me no arsenal fan.... me a devil hehe.

ahjohn - yup... a time for a lot of goodies... once it's over... brace yourself!

tingtitlei - what's your dad's number.. let me give him a call haha.

Angie Tan - yup... it belongs to us and us alone...

Maverick SM - but we can change it yet... no?

myop101 - yup... it's a case of the lesser of 2 evil.

zewt said...

pikey - good for you mate... i am proud of u!

gina - and i hope i will be back by then!

Huei - what????you havent even register!!!!!!

mcmercedez - the conspiracy mentioned in malaysia today is that they want the christian to retaliate... so that the muslims will unite with the govt.

Michelle Chin - hello... welcome to AZAIG. history in this land can change over time.

Sharon - yeah!!!! i like that... BRING IT ON!

lynnx01 - not too late to rectify that....

kyh said...

they (the muslims) warned us not to interfere with their affairs when non-muslims raised the constitutional right regarding lina joy's freedom of conversion.

and now they are intefering with OUR affairs not once, not twice, but more than that.

I hate it but i won't gonna vote if the 2 parties contending at my place are Bullshit National and PAS. The big chance for them to race here this yr has always been a norm, IIANM.

zewt said...

kyh - all i can say, PAS is not behind these acts, they are not in power at the moment.

Shopaholicfern said...

yeah..it's time to do something about it, instead of just complaining non-stop and hiding.

kyh said...

And do u think PAS will act any fairer than UMNO on these issues? I doubt. Apostasy is punishable by death, and is strongly advocated by those PAS legislators in Kelantan. Since they both fight for the supremacy over Islamic stands in this country, it would take the Sun to rise from the west if they decide to de-Islamicise their stands on non-Muslim rights.

Lynnwei said...

i have not register yet..i do want to play a part and vote for the right party! keke....

will one vote make a different?

zewt said...

shopaholicfern - well said!

kyh - i would like to give PAS the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. have to say... you're reading about PAS thru BN's mainstream media...

Lynnwei - of course it will! every vote counts!

warrior2 said...

You are right zewt in that place that X.

Having said that,and my advice to all, when the all those Xs are placed, RESPECT it! When the government of the day is elected with the majority of the Xs behind it, give that government the respect and the belief that it is doing what is best for the country and for everybody, considering the nature/environment of Malaysia!

Some of you forgot that PAS had passed the syarak laws but they couldnt be enforced because of the intervention of the Federal Govt!

zewt said...

warrior2 - what is this syarak law?

kyh said...

I think he meant Sharia laws, the Islamic jurisprudence.

zewt said...

kyh - hmmm.. that is something i wouldnt want.

kyh said...

That's why I wouldn't vote for those 2!

zewt said...

kyh - but i will still vote for them... i think..