Thursday, April 3, 2008

Creepy Crawlies of a Different Kind


Creeping Islamization? or Another Sandiwara?

From Malaysiakini.com
Khalwat: Bukan Islam juga dihukum?
Apr 2, 08 11:19pm
Dua badan Islam mencadangkan seorang bukan Islam yang terlibat dalam kes khalwat dengan pasangan Islamnya boleh dikenakan hukuman - langkah terbaru dan mengejutkan yang pasti mengundang kontroversi. Cadangan daripada Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (Ikim) dan Jabatan Undang-undang Syariah Malaysia itu akan diserahkan kepada Jabatan Peguam Negara, lapor laman web The Star Online hari ini. Hakim mahkamah rayuan syariah Datuk Mohd Asri Abdullah berkata orang bukan Islam mungkin boleh dihukum di mahkamah sivil agar "lebih adil"."Orang Islam akan dihukum di mahkamah syariah... tetapi kami tidak ada kuasa menghukum bukan Islam," beliau dipetik sebagai berkata di seminar semakan undang-undang syariah anjuran dua badan itu. Cadangan tersebut terkandung dalam draf resolusi seminar dua hari yang berakhir Rabu.Dua badan itu juga mencadangkan hukuman lebih berat kepada orang Islam yang melakukan kesalahan berkhalwat, pelacuran, minum arak dan berjudi.


8th March 2008, was suppose to be the beginning of new things for Malaysia. While many voted against marginalization of various kinds, some voted against arrogance of UMNO, some against corruption, cronyism and excesses of the government. It has also been noted that cases relating to Lina Joy, Revathi, Subashini and many others have ruffled the solidarity amongst Malaysians and have also contributed to the "tsunami". Now we have THIS???? Isnt it further alienation? Since when is close proximity a crime? Sitting in a hotel room together having a private chat over coffee....

Or is this a Sandiwara for the current government to "prove" to the people that indeed they have at last "fully understood" the message by the people by turning down this "incredulous" request by two religious bodies and that we Malaysians are to be thankful to the government for making the "right" decision? Will this then exonerate the government from all their past misdeeds in religious affairs? And that we should now believe that the government is truly Malaysian in spirit? Or are we going to see more sandiwara after this?

1 comment:

cili said...

About our comming coffee meeting, instead of open area, shall we set up in hotel room? 'evil grin'