Thursday, June 14, 2007

DON'T DESECRATE OUR RUKUNEGARA

Kg Jias Orang Asli Church

Demolished Kg Jias Orang Asli Church
(Pics courtesy of Malaysian Unplug & Malaysiakini)

ONE DOWN BUT ONE ALLOWED TO STAND AS TESTIMONY THAT GOD'S HOUSE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS AN ILL-GOTTEN MANSION.
LET'S TAKE SOME TIME TO REFLECT ON OUR RUKUNEGARA.

Rukunegara

Malaysia’s national ideology, the Rukunegara was formulated with the purpose to serve as a guideline in the country’s nation-building efforts. The Rukunegara was proclaimed on August 31, 1970 by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong IV.

The pledge of the Rukunegara is as follows:

“Our Nation, Malaysia is dedicated to: Achieving a greater unity for all her people; maintaining a democratic way of life; creating a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably distributed; ensuring a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural tradition, and building a progressive society which shall be oriented to modern science and technology.

We, the people of Malaysia, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends, guided by these principles:

• Belief in God
• Loyalty to King and Country
• Upholding the Constitution
• Sovereignty of the Law, and
• Good Behaviour and Morality”

31 comments:

zewt said...

yeah... i am painfully aware of this... my pastor has been asking us to pray and pray and pray... faith wise... i really hope God will do something... but the question is when?

zorro said...

Zewt, it is always easy to say pray for this pray for that. We cant be depending on God to intervene whenever we are in crisis. WE need to do something ourselves...each of us, according to our capabilities, no matter how insignificant...but we JUST GOT TO DO SOMETHING...within the premise of the law.

steve O said...

ppl used to point fingers back at us , saying ' u get the govt u deserve since u voted for them'

but seriously, did we get the govt we voted for? with phantom voters, fake postal votes, corrupted EC.. did we really get wht we deserve?

unfair to blame us malaysians. we didnt get the govt we voted for. but wht do we do?

pray? forget it, the Palestinians hv been praying for decades, so are the somali's , ugandan's and ethiopians.

wht do we do?

Anonymous said...

Zorro,

I totally agree. Like in the case of Esther, who out of fear, at first she didn't want to ask the king to help her people. She was reminded by her uncle that,"Who knows at such a time like this, you are in this position to help?"

We must still pray but yet, we have the faculty to act when we see injustice. Action complements our faith and our faith strengthens our resolution to do that which is right.

What A Lulu said...

zorro, thanks for the zakaria reminder.
zewt, God will fulfil His promises in His time.
yes, pray. then follow up by acting in faith, taking a step to make a difference.

zorro said...

Steve, yes we deserve the govt. we voted for...but in 2004 we honestly thought that this Mr. Clean was what we thought he was. He changed. But don't we know better come the next GE.

Anon, of course we need to pray about it....prayer to give us the sustenance we direly need whilst also applying by action, what we must do ultimately.....like voting correctly for CHANGE.

Thanks for the visit Lulu....this guy still rankles me endlessly, the babarity, the blatantness and still not disciplined and chastised. When do we get some more cookies? Join us for mee rebus Tuesdays.

Steve O said...

latest i saw dato zak was in the papers planting trees few days back, as though all didnt happen and it has all been put behind us.

yes zorro, come next election we know wht to do.

btw, im a mee rrebus hantu, but my favourite mee rebus shop is not in production anymore , cos makcik passed away, God rest her soul.
any suggestions on whr i can get good mee rebus in KL?

hmm, talking abt mee rebus actually made me feel better. funny how i hormat the late mee rebus makcik more than a "yang berhormat"

zorro said...

Steve, behind a famous coffe-shop along old Campbell road before it joins Jl. Ampang....the lane behind the coffe-shop actually....if it is still around. Make yourself free (any Tuesday....arrange to meet in a place familiar to you in PJ and I will take you to our Tuesday home-cooked mee rebus a la Maria Samad.

Back to Zombie Zak...for featuring him in Star I put Datuk Wong Choon Wai in my Mexican Chamber...June 8. Take a read.
Zakaria wasnt planting trees, he was posing for Star-starved reporter cum photographer. How depraved can one get, just to get a story for his editor.

steve O said...

zorro, i will think abt tht offer. btw, are u talking abt the shop behind the old chinese kopitiam (yut kee and bodhi tree or something like tht).
is there one more in PJ ? or were u refering to the one in ampang when u mentioned abt the home cooked mee rebus.

yea, yr 8th of june post gave me the chuckles

and like marina mahathir puts it, i have been a silent reader of yr blog for some time now and always look forward to new posts. keep up the good work

J.T. said...

"..creating a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably distributed;.."

Yeah right. Get rid of nepotism and "you scratch my back, I scratch yours". (It has probably come to a shameless "I will scratch your back if you scratch my back and balls.")
Promote people in the services who deserve it not because a certain quota has to be reached. Stop the quota system in higher institutions of learning. Feed everyone who is in need. Spoon-feeding some, while allowing some others to starve - that is not equitable.

In the mean time, what can I do from abroad? Postal vote? How?
Ever tried to contact your government overseas? Different soil, same attitude. *sigh*
(I hope this is rare and it is just my personal experience).

zorro said...

JT, like all things in the Malaysian Government its all words and hot air.You go visit all the Government Departments and you can see all the cosmetic dressings announcing and swearing their Code of Conduct, Vision, Mission and (some depts. are brazen enough to include this) - Value Statement in the reception area for visitors to see and hopefully believe that they are doing what they say they are doing. Its all a circus, dog and pony show.

Anonymous said...

Read the Malaysiakini coverage that the authorities are to compensate the demolished chapel but elsewhere though not afffirmitive.

My inference is that if the land really belongs to the natives as claimed then the act is non other than another religious persecution.

Hats off to Taiko Zorro. Thanks. I enjoy your posts every now and then.

Ben said...

Hallelujah, praise the lord that you are moved by such an incident. I was beginning to think that it does not matter anymore.
My church had kept the main door closed for fear of persecution from the local authorities. It took about 1 year before we dared to put up a small signboard 1'x 2'to let believers know we are open for business.
We had to put purpose of building as "administration center" to gain permit from local authorities to construct our building. I asked my pastor why, and his reply was we have to be wise to avoid trouble?
Well, prayers has sustained us thus far. We have received some unwelcomed visits but had refused entry each time to avoid further persecution. Are we equal? No, we know more and humble. Not once did we rebuke the authorities. We are meek, older and more experience. Meekness is the absence of the spirit of retaliation. On that note I want to encourage all believers to continue to rely on God and pray , for vengence belongs to God. The meek shall inherit the earth.

Richard the Lionheart said...

Zorro, what happened to the church is a day of mourning for Malaysians. We should be ashamed that in this day and age, we have stone age barbarians who cannot respect the faith and beliefs of others.

What they have done is an act of shameful desecration, an act of abomination to God. The whole cowardly lot who were responsible for the action will surely end in hell where they deserve to be.

muststopthis said...

Maybe, we can all come together, and help rebuild this building...albeit for a day...we will all be making a very VERY strong statement.....

anyone?

shockingexpose said...

The attack on Monsterball.
Was it “Blogosphere Coup D’etat?”
http://shockingexpose.wordpress.com/

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Radical Scope said...

not only a desecration of rukun negara, but also a breach of the constitution. malaysia had just got a class of its own: a muslim communist.

zorro said...

shockingexpose...please ask this question in the blog that prompted you to ask this question. We are on the descecration of the rukunegara and the orang asli church. Since we are at it, I take exception to any attempt to desecrate this blog.

Voon Tek said...

oi BN, orang asli not bumi ah? cos they belief in a different God ah?

day of reckoning is near and all your arses will be smote by lightning.

be warned, God can be very pissed.

Ben said...

mustopthis, you have my support. Email me and let's do it!

Anonymous said...

"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-Ephesians 3:16"
Faith and conviction become stronger when attacked.

Barnabas.

HZ said...

This is inevitable. Christians are to expect persecution.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were at an Orang Asli settlement church. We were there with a few other Christians from KL. On the way to the settlement, we got lost and ended up at another settlement. We decided to ask for direction from two guys in a lorry. When we received the direction, we drove on to the our destination. What we did not realise was that the lorry followed us to the church. The two kelantanese men in the lorry proceeded to question our intentions. They becamse quite rough, even though we were very gentle and polite with them. They kept threatening to get the police involved. To this we said, they may do what they want to do, because as far as we are concern, we have nothing to hide.

The police did come and questioned the pastors. The kelantanese men alleged that we were out to convert muslim to christians (no we were at an orang alsi church worshipping with the people there).

Thank God, the police left after awhile when they saw what we were really doing.

I have other things to say also. Things the orang asli told me. So Zorro, if you would like to know --- u can give me a shoutout and i will send u a private message

Nora said...

My dear friend,
Happy father's day

zorro said...

Thanks HZ...email me at ktswee@hotmail.com at your convenience.

Nora, HFD to you too. Will expect to see you more often since your daughter is now in KL. Should she need any help, tell her to shout out for us. You do that OK? Give her my email address just in case.

zorro said...

Ben & Tony...one bite at a time...join under the flag at Dataran Merdeka on Tuesday night 8pm...and thence at NPC to strategise. Haris Ibrahim will be there too.

galadriel said...

uncle zorro, can u tell me what really happened with this church?

why was it demolished? who did? when? where is Kampung Jias?

lemme know...its good to know the details b4 we say things.

Me? i have seen temples and even a surau beong demolished.

zorro said...

Anu, go to Malaysian Unplug or Malaysiakini for more details.

desiderata said...

zorro:

This "small house" SA also galls Desi like mad, so I reprise one poem to share with your ER, oso to promo my Anthlogy-lah! Selling like cold cakes:(

"Once upon a crooked...

rime.


There once was a crooked man
He walked a crooked mile
He found a crooked sixpense
in a crooked stile
He returned to his crooked house
Greeted by his wife in a golden blouse

His wife excitedly told how A-men
She had met an ol' lamp salesman
Who traded her a new lamp for olde
She then rubbed on the nu'e lamp
And appeared a smilin' genie
Promise her a nu'e destiny
"I give thee one wish, ma'am,
But there is a price I claim."
She said Yes and asked that their house
be turned into a huge and sately mansion
So the olde man returned to a new abode
A palace in the place of the crooked lot
The price? Ah, not a surprise
He became the first crooked President
and she the first crooked Lady
Of the most developed prescinct
The first Couple have attained vision 2020

Desi:
An AP for adaptation of a NURSEry Rime
I learnt in primary school
I hope it's no crime
That my memory is not so cool
I could not recall the rhyme in full
So I added in some shit and bull

FATCAT said...

I spoke to the Pastor of Kg. Jais, Mosses Soo. The govt. offered to rebuilt a 'community hall' in place of the church, where everyone can use. He politely rejected and will rebuild another church nearby with his own funds

zorro said...

Thanks Fatcat. Can you provide your email to me at ktswee@hotmail.com
Confidentiality guaranteed. Thanks again. I mean to do a follow-up. Has the pastor got an email?