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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Big Brothers are Eyeballing: 1984 is Upon Us!

Recently, the 2014 Budget has been the subject of Friday sermons by mosques controlled by the government. The khatibs and imams who gave the sermons told their congregation that GST is good for the community. They also told that Najib has presented a budget that truly places the interest of the nation ahead of others. The Houses of God have now become mouthpieces of the government.
The UMNO people must think that Allah is an UMNO member!
I am sure these proselytizing ustazs have moved the congregation. Some were given to cries of joy and raised their hands in pious gratitude to Almighty Allah.
I have some messages to these khatibs and Imams. The voters in Raub asked me to tell them without fail. Raub people are simple minded not given to the reasoning sophistry as do these khatibs. They have asked to tell these khatibs so that they can deliver in next Friday’s sermons the following;
1) Raise the price of salt; 2) raise the price of goat meat; 3) raise the price of rice; 4) raise the price of cloth used for burial shroud.
Consuming lesser salt will lower blood pressure; eating less goat meat will also help reduce hypertension; reducing rice consumption helps prevent diabetes and making the price of cloth for burial shrouds more expensive will force people to delay deaths. 
Consumption of these items must therefore be reduced to prevent incurring ill effects. Because according to BN free market logic, consumption of these goods lead to a wide range of medical complications of which some are fatal. Raising the price would reduce its consumption and increase the health of citizens.
But in the recent by election in Sungai Limau Kedah, the BN government abandoned their own logic. Sugar which is to be sold at RM2.84 a kilogram was sold at RM1 per kilo. This had people bee- lining BN sponsored events. It seems that it’s all right to consume more sugar. The recent withdrawal of sugar subsidy had the effect of exposing how much the sugar monopolies make in a year. Before this, government subsidy hid the magnitude of profits reaped by these sugar monopolies. These monopolies are owned by Felda and Syed Mokhtar. 
Rice which converts into sugar was also sold at bargain price in Sungai LImau.People came in droves.
Our khatibs and imams have reached a new level. Now they can talk about weighty issues which are specific like GST. Some economists like I for instance have trouble understanding the mechanics of GST. Maybe I should now have to get tuition classes from these khatibs. I was thinking to get Hisham H to instruct me. Sadly, he has to take a back seat to these fired-up khatibs and imams. 
The issue of GST and the 2014 Budget is clearly being politicized to the hilt. Why is it possible for mosques to do so when speaking about current issues by imams and khatibs with differing political leanings is prohibited? Will khatibs and imams be allowed to now criticize GST and tell people that Najib’s 2014 Budget is anti-poor people?
1984 is upon us! Najib lied in 2008 when he pompously announced that the age of big government has ended. On the contrary, it has expanded at an alarming rate. The budget on operating expenditure has increased tremendously to finance the expanding bureaucracy. The biggest beneficiary of the Budget is the PM's office itself. 
The government cannot shed its image as the omnipotent spy. The passing of the PCA Bill which provided for the detention without trial of suspects and permission for the government to eavesdrop on telephone conversations all indicate that 1984, so ominously written by George Orwell is indeed upon us!.
Our mosques have now become another instrument shaping and conditioning the minds of people. When perceptions are managed by the government, realities get distorted. Black is insisted white, and white is said to be black. The boundaries between good and evil are blurred.
1984 is upon us.


Anonymous,  6 November 2013 at 11:12  

'Nice touch' YB when you went on to say you think 'The UMNO members must think that Allah is an UMNO member!'.. which one do you think the Allah of the one and only or the trinity? because if you think it is the trinity then UMNO has three additional members instead of one more.

Isnt it so easy to digress and create unnecessary ill feeling? The YB should be above it as far as possible especially with religious you said in the end "The boundaries between good and evil are blurred"..Yes indeed

Anonymous,  6 November 2013 at 12:07  

Dato'. Itu khatib cari makannnnnn asal dpt perut kenyang, dapat hidup senang, cukup lah. dosa pahala kemudian kira...

Unknown 6 November 2013 at 13:38  

Good one, bro, sental muka - muka these newly annointed ~pakar ekonomi' cum kathib imam oof Parti KeBANGGA Melayu xBersatu (aka UMNO).
We all dah lama tak tune to TV Gomen, and we pray the Melayu of Raub sedo by and by that UMNO dah going out of syle and life span!
Let us work these simple minds that they will agree to these `freeloaders' so they will by 2014 pay their own house rents, utilities and fuel so the RM millions/billions saved can go the the 60% adangling at the bottom of the earnings (wages) chain.
Catch them on the so-called Program Pendidikan 2013 - 2125) by Muhyiddin for RM 270 +20) million and the English Language Trainers Scheme.
Looks like they will have 5years or downright rip-and rob' to their hearts content! And Someone is blaming US for NOT being able to check these thieving Geng of NajiboRos!

houdini 6 November 2013 at 15:19  

Yes.No doubts.

Allah can only be a UMNO member, after all Najib is the Lord Protector Of Allah.

Anonymous,  6 November 2013 at 15:39  

Too bad that Saiffudin never do the Portillo moment. I think you might have heard of one prominent Tory minister called Portillo where he has made this comment about Tory party. UMNo likewise

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Anonymous,  8 November 2013 at 12:46  

Honestly, we have no choice but to laugh.
I do not know of any political party that politicizes religion and the name of God.
Imagine Allah needs protection from UMNO!!!

Anonymous,  8 November 2013 at 21:42  


I never knew that the imams are also trained economists specializing in GST. These must be very special imams, probably trained in the UMNO university of economics which is where Najib also graduated and became Malaysia's Finance Minister, responsible for financing Rosmah's shopping sprees and paying bribes to the rakyat to vote for UMNO and BN in general elections and buy elections.

Anonymous,  9 November 2013 at 11:45  

I believe that the imams do not know that they are being tested by Allah. Willing to do things for unjust people for the sake of the rice bowl. BTW, it seems that corruption, telling lies and cheating are not haram in Malaysia judging from the silence of our religious leaders with regard to UMNO's escapades. I'm now really confused.

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