In a few hours time, we will be in year 2009, a new year in normal world calendar year. Hmm..new year after new year (Awal Muharam was a few days ago), which I assume that some Muslims by name look forward to celebrate this new year rather than Awal Muharram. Well, as usual, gather at any crowded places such as Dataran or KLCC, and entertainment provided, be it from TV stations or private arrangement. Only that I hope no Muslims will be involved in sex party.
In the brink of new dawn of a new day in a new year, while some of us are preparing to have bashes of parties and celebrations, our Muslims brothers and sisters of Palestines are facing terror of Israelis. Maybe to some it is not significant and not our war, but think of this, my dear Muslims and friends. Imagine if you are going to face a war, or more likely a mass slaughter by your enemy, but in the same time, your neighbours and friends are up to celebrations and parties, how do you feel?
Some of us claimed as Muslims and in Islam, we are brothers and sisters of them. I wonder what this Surind or any other fella who thinks Islam as terrorist will say about this. And I wonder if Bush would label the Israelis as terrorist. Consider the weaponary of Israelis and Palastines, will the Palastinians survive? Or is it consider as a war rather than massacre? Some discussions I heard from Irish radio – RTE; this afternoon (morning in Ireland of course) whereby the Irish correspondent in the nearby country who’s doing the coverage stating the war is for Israelis against Hamas political movement. Interesting enough when the reporter opine that this war campaign is not going to solve Israel’s problem with Hamas, whereby Hamas is an ideological politic idea, which, in the event the leader is being killed, someone can replace in time. This opinion on Israel approach reminds me of Bush trying to topple Saddam Hussein years ago. USA may have Iraq under their power, but with the cost of US soldiers life. In other simple word, a political idea cannot be solved by military way.
Whatever it is, it is the old stories yet again due to the fact, this Palastine issue has been long due and yet Muslims especially neighbouring Arabs nearly do nothing about it, except for some efforts and war struck way years ago whereby Egypt and Syria lost to Israel.
In other story, Pemuda IKS has popped some questions in previous article, which later on I have a longer answer than what I have provided before. It is about hope for 2009 and UMNO/BN. Pemuda IKS in opines that PR is shattering piece by piece, and by latest news, Manikavasangam quits as PKR Selangor Deputy Liaison Chairman, which can be an advantage for BN to say that PR is having problems and rakyat should not go for PR.
Well, I have different opinion on this. It seems it is undeniable that PR is having issues on policies and some understandings. Each DAP, PKR and PAS have different ideologies which the most significant is DAP’s Malaysian Malaysia versus Islamic Nation by PAS. Main issue – Ideology issues.
Let us look at BN and UMNO especially. For more than 50 years BN has ruled Malaysia, policy issues are unlikely to be BN’s problem. However, for the past few years especially since TDM stepped down, BN leaders are more vulnarable for charachter assasination or indivdual attacks. The likes of Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib, Tan Sri Isa Samad and Dato Seri Chua Soi Lek for example where they have kind of unimprassive track record which can reduce the trust from the people. I know that Dato Seri Chua has won in last MCA General Assembly, but that does not mean the he has the trust of the public as a whole. There will be someone outside there who does not agree with leaders who have moral issues. As for Pak Lah and KJ (to name a few), although their issues is not proven, yet still, issues surrounding them raised some questions and eyebrows (I guess even The Rock will do the same :D). Main issue – Moral/Ethics Issues.
Both are significant and can cause downfall. However, even though we claimed to be modern, Malaysians do consider moral and ethics issues more than ideology. So, I guess Moral and Ethical Issues have more impact rather than Ideology Issues. Ideology and Policy Issues can be worked out by positive discussions and awareness, but Moral is far greater obstacles. Even Nabi Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) mentioned that the biggest war is “melawan nafsu sendiri”, means fighting your own bad side/dark side.
As a comparison, try to list down heavyweight leaders with moral issues between PR leaders and BN leaders. Who have the greater list and issues? For PR, DSAI is the worst to be considered (and that’s why some theories stated that once PR in power, DSAI will go down). BN? Hmm…(Note: When doing the listing, please clearly distinguish between issues arises due to Moral factor and Political/Idea Factor – example: Karpal Singh for MB Perak issue is more driven towards Political, not directly Moral)
If BN and UMNO yet to change to a positive side, I assume that the leaders of BN and UMNO have not yet learn any lesson. I think stories involving UMNO’s candidate for this PRK should give some ideas..right?
Whatever it is, it is the old stories yet again due to the fact BN has done well enough in getting back the trust of people (ODS Note: Well done for retaining majority, but yet, jangan dah terhantuk baru nak terngadah). It was only realised during PRU12, which, I believe if PRU 12 is held earlier, BN would also win in a similar way. The voices of people sounds insignificant to some leaders (example, undermining the strenght of bloggers input).
Hopes on the street – Better year in 2009, what else? Oh, forgot..World Peace!