Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The Headlines Today . . .
Quite a few interesting articles today at the online news portal Malaysian Insider. Me invites you to click on the links & to comment on the many issues that are pertinent to the state of the nation. (Compare & contrast articles one & two as well as three & four.)
PAS: PROTECT MALAY INTEREST
This report says that PAS is currently split into two camps - one wanting the party to move forward & embrace multi-culturalism & the other calling fer it to protect Malay rights. The latter faction is threathening to leave Pakatan if it feels the Malay & Islamic agenda is diluted.
Cause fer concern? Certainly, me voted PAS. Not only that, me convinced me Catholic neighbours to do the same despite their reservations. Me was at pains to sing the praises of Tok Guru & how he is a spiritual man who leads by example. Me also said that PAS have been a victim of bad press & we shouldn't paint them as fooking unreasonable zealots.
Fer me, there is still a ary of hope as UMNO themselves are very quick to say the non-Malays abandoned them at the last GE & are quick to use the 'Ketuanan Melayu' issue to gain back popularity among the Malays. Read article below & you tell me what you think the current scenario.
PAS Leader Calls for intellectual engagement, not protest
Amidst all the hullabaloo over the Bar Council forum on 'Religious Conversion', a lone voice of reason speaks . . .
Old Tactics as new
This is an analysis on what how UMNO are just pretending nothing has happened & hope this attitude will further spread to the common folk. In denial? Absolutely! But will this 'Ostrich- head-in-the-sand' tactic work? Read & comment.
Indonesia's Political Miracle
In contrast to the article above, see how our neighbours by pushing thru reforms and applying an open policy of governance have transformed their nation into a beacon of democracy. The article also points to the fact that Indonesia has had to face several terrorist attacks on home soil (Bali, Marriot etc), financial crisis as well as a fooking huge & diverse population. If they can do it, why can't we?
As usual me looks forward to reading yer thoughts on the above issues. An open discussion of the pertinent topics is the day is how we can slowly but surely move forward.