Archive for December, 2012

Malaysian Government Relaxes Travel Restrictions on Christian Pilgrims to Israel

December 21, 2012

So, the Malaysia government suddenly decides to relax travel restrictions on Christian pilgrims to Israel? LINK Presumably, with the restrictions lifted, Christians should feel grateful to the government and vote more favourably for BN in the coming General Elections. But this is surely perverse logic.

It should be noted that the government treated the Christian community with contempt when it arbitrarily imposed restrictions on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was not only a high-handed act; it was a grievous violation of the religious rights of Christians, as pilgrimage to the birthplace of any religion (in this case, the Holy Land of Israel/Palestine) represents a major ritual for believers. (more…)

Covert (correction: Brazen) Islamization Using MyKad (National ID Card)

December 15, 2012

Another case of brazen violation of the religious rights of non-Muslims by officials from the Malaysian Islamic Departments and the civil service (in this case the NRD). Perhaps the authorities will respond to the complaint from Christian leaders; perhaps they will follow through with some token corrections and ignore many other cases not highlighted. Still, such violation should never have happened in the first place.

Be assured, the government officials will continue with their brazen misdemeanors because their mischief is often unnoticed, and they know they will not be penalized by their superiors in cases where their misdemeanors are exposed. Hmm…perhaps these are not random misdeeds of overzealous small time operatives, that it, these officials are actually following directives from their superiors (who often feign surprise and ignorance when complaints are brought to their attention)…Saya yang menurut perintah